Kananaskis Country

Not much to say, sometimes you just have a good day. I found this beauty on the side of Highway 40 and spent literally a couple of hours sitting back in the car watching. There was very little traffic and all the people that stopped to look were unusually respectful, turning off engines and staying in their cars. He/she never appeared to be even the slightest bit stressed out and had no reason to run off.

It was there on the roadside long enough that I eventually left it at one point, but when I ran into a group of Big-Horned Sheep a kilometre or so down the road, heading at a fast pace straight toward the bear I thought I would go back and see what happened. In the end it wasn’t all that exciting. The herd was trotting along down the middle of the road when suddenly all of them stopped in their tracks and looked up at the direction of the bear. There was a pause and then they all turned and ran back in the direction that they had come from. The bear didn’t even notice. In it’s defence I should point out that it was directly up wind of the sheep.

Of all the Bears I’ve seen this was definitely my best encounter to date, and one of the most beautiful example of an Eastern Slope Grizzly Bear I have ever seen.

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in summertime, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in summertime, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in summertime, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in summertime, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild Grizzly bear feeding on summer foliage, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Great Blue Heron perched in a pine tree

Great Blue Heron perched in a pine tree

 

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Kananaskis Country

Still waiting for spring….

I drove out to Kananaskis Country, taking the long way through Springbank, to exploring some of the backcountry roads to try and photograph waterfowl in the country ponds. It wasn’t very successful and the weather was beginning to turn rather ugly. By the time I got into Kananaskis Country I realised that spring was still a long way off in the mountains and headed back early, deciding not waste anymore time.

 

Snowy mountain scenery in early springtime

Snowy mountain scenery in early springtime

Snowy mountain scenery in early springtime

Snowy mountain scenery in early springtime

Snowy mountain scenery in early springtime

Snowy mountain scenery in early springtime

Ring-necked Ducks in a farmland slough

Ring-necked Ducks in a farmland slough

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Kananaskis Country

Another great drive down Highway 40 and Spray Lakes Trail in Kananaskis Country, with a rather cute Bighorn Sheep near Galatea trailhead, a Moose in the meadows by Mount Shark, and a somewhat ugly Cinnamon Black Bear feeding on berries near the shores of Spray Lake….

 

Young Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Young Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Young Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Young Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild moose feeding among bushes, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild moose feeding among bushes, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Cinnamon coloured Black Bear feeding on berries, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Cinnamon coloured Black Bear feeding on berries, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Cinnamon coloured Black Bear feeding on berries, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Cinnamon coloured Black Bear feeding on berries, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

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