Moose (alces alces)
One of my favourite animals - and I never tire of photographing them whenever the opportunity presents itself. Most of these images were shot while on fishing trips to Wolf Lake, in Yukon Territory. I spend many hours searching for these animals in shallow creeks that run into the lake. However, there are also a few images from trips to Nueltin Lake, on the borders of Manitoba and Nunavut and one or two from an Alaska Highway roadtrip.
Black Bears (ursus americanus)
All of these images were shot during an Alaska Highway roadtrip and all of the bears were sighted on or not far off the highway itself. Most of them were munching dandelions and grasses and I felt pretty safe standing by the door of the truck to take the shots.
Stone (Dall) Sheep (ovis dalli stonei)
All of these images were shot during our Alaska Highway roadtrip and all of the sheep were sighted on or not far off the highway , near Muncho Lake. We noticed several animals licking the stones at the side of the highway, presumably to obtain minerals such as salt.
Wood Bison (bison bison athabascae)
These animals were part of a fairly large herd that we spotted alongside the Alaska Highway, between Muncho Lake and Toad River, in British Columbia. They are the largest terrestrial animal in North America and a big male can weigh in at 900kg. The fact that there are wild, wood bison in northern BC is testament to conservation work begun in Alberta in the late 1950s/early 60s. This has facilitated several successful reintroductions of the species to some of its former territories. I found them placid and magnificent!