Banff National Park

I went out to Banff for my annual February weekend at the timeshare. The weather was icy cold, despite the beautiful clear blue skies. We did a lot of driving around looking for wildlife. The first night there I spotted a bunch of Elk up on tunnel mountain drive and nearly died of hypothermia (ok not really) trying to photograph them. The light was on it’s way out so I had to get out of the car to use my tripod, although I think my shivering negated most of its effects. The next day we spotted a coyote walking down the railroad track off to the side of the Bow Valley Parkway. We made the usual stops at Vermilion Lakes and Castle Mountain. But it was too cold to really do a whole lot and we spent more time in the hot tub and lounging around the hotel than we did out taking pictures.

 

Wild Elk herd, Banff National Park Alberta Canada in winter

Wild Elk herd, Banff National Park Alberta Canada in winter

Wild Elk herd, Banff National Park Alberta Canada in winter

Wild Elk herd, Banff National Park Alberta Canada in winter

Wild Elk herd, Banff National Park Alberta Canada in winter

Wild Elk herd, Banff National Park Alberta Canada in winter

Snow covered winter mountain views, Banff National Park Alberta Canada

Snow covered winter mountain views, Banff National Park Alberta Canada

Wild Coyote in a field of snow, Banff National Park Alberta Canada

Wild Coyote in a field of snow, Banff National Park Alberta Canada

Scenic Mount Rundle and Vermillion lakes in winter, Banff National Park Alberta Canada

Scenic Mount Rundle and Vermillion lakes in winter, Banff National Park Alberta Canada

Scenic Mount Rundle and Vermillion lakes in winter, Banff National Park Alberta Canada

Scenic Mount Rundle and Vermillion lakes in winter, Banff National Park Alberta Canada

Scenic Bow river and Castle Mountain in winter, Banff National Park Alberta Canada

Scenic Bow river and Castle Mountain in winter, Banff National Park Alberta Canada

Sun setting over snow covered forest, Banff National Park Alberta Canada

Sun setting over snow covered forest, Banff National Park Alberta Canada

Scenic Bow river and Castle Mountain in winter, Banff National Park Alberta Canada

Scenic Bow river and Castle Mountain in winter, Banff National Park Alberta Canada

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