Jasper – Day 2.

On our second day in Jasper we got up for sunrise and headed down to Maligne Lake, (on our last trip most of the wildlife we saw was on the long stretch of road between the town and the lake). We didn’t see much on the drive down, but when we got to the parking lot at the lake there was a couple deer that we had fun chasing around for a few minutes (it was still a bit to dark to get any really good shots though).  After some sunrise photos around the lake shore and on the docks, we spotted what looked like a couple of Moose on the far side of the lake and headed over in the car to investigate. Driving down the boat ramp we were able to confirm that it was in fact a Moose and her young Calf bathing and feeding just off shore. We couldn’t get into a good position in the car and ended up parking and trail-blazing down to the shore (the moose were far to close to the ramp to follow it down). Taking cover behind some garbage bins on the dock we got to spend a few minutes watching while they fed from the lake bottom.

The rest of the day was not very productive at all. I think we literally drove down every single stretch of road in the park, Including one that turned out to be a hiking trail, (but that’s a whole other story). Unfortunately we didn’t see anything, the light wasn’t great, and to be honest we were both pretty exhausted, so we turned in early and spent the afternoon relaxing in the hot tub.

Mule Deer hiding in the tall grass.

 

Maligne Lake, Jasper Alberta at Sunrise

 

Maligne Lake, Jasper Alberta at Sunrise

 

Maligne Lake, Jasper Alberta at Sunrise

 

Maligne Lake, Jasper Alberta at Sunrise

Wild Moose feeding in Maligne Lake, Jasper Alberta

 

Wild Moose feeding in Maligne Lake, Jasper Alberta

 

Wild Moose and Calg feeding in Maligne Lake, Jasper Alberta

Athabasca River, Jasper Alberta

 

Athabasca River, Jasper Alberta

 

Sign on the Dock at Maligne Lake.
One of my favourite shots of the trip it pretty much summed things up… We were a couple weeks too late, and winter was coming!

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