I know it’s been a while, but I was really busy for the last months, and, I went to the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Alberta, for vacation for 16 amazing days :)
A way for me to go back into the Nature and enjoy outdoor activites. Walking, hiking and climbing for hours, I can tell you that it’s an incredible place over there. Doing all of this with my cameras, I was really happy to be part of a place that I was dreaming about for so long… A little boy’s dream comes true…
I will upload some landscape photographies soon, but this vacation was also a good test for me, regarding my Wildlife photographer ambition ^^
Here are some shots of differents animals that I met there.
Walking deep into the woods, among the buffaloberry bushes, to meet, a hoped grizzly… It turned out that I met brown bears and blacks bears, but no grizzly in face to face that time… later!
I will add more photos soon, but here is an apetizer :)
The last photo is a rare animal, the Fredericus Photographis…
I used mainly my Canon EOS 7D and Canon EOS 400D for the cameras, and for the zoom lenses, my Canon 70-200mm F4 (sometime with a focal extender x2) and my Sigma 50-500mm for larger and more dangerous animals… but you can have them really close to you.
I hope that you will like my photos of Wildlife in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta! Main places are the great Kananaskis Country, the Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Yoho National Park, Mount Robson.
Enjoy, and take care!
Marmot laying F9, 1/1600 sec, 500 mm, ISO800, Canon EOS 7D
Prairie dog standing and screaming with burrow in Alberta F10, 1/1250 sec, 500 mm, ISO800, Canon EOS 7D
Ground squirrel eating flower F6.3, 1/2000 sec, 373 mm, ISO1600, Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Grey jay in Alberta Rocky Mountains, on branch F6.3, 1/3200 sec, 203 mm, ISO1600, Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Grizzly eating in Alberta Rockies F6.3, 1/1000 sec, 500 mm, ISO2500, Canon EOS 7D
Golden mantled ground squirrel F6.3, 1/250 sec, 500 mm, ISO640, Canon EOS 7D
Elk female eating F6.3, 1/500 sec, 450 mm, ISO2500, Canon EOS 7D
Elk with big antlers eating grass in meadow in Alberta F5.6, 1/2500 sec, 113 mm, ISO1250, Canon EOS 7D
Deer white tailed F6.3, 1/30 sec, 75 mm, ISO500, Canon EOS 7D
Deer drinking water in river in meadow F6.3, 1/160 sec, 500 mm, ISO320, Canon EOS 7D
Coyote in Alberta in Banff Park F11, 1/400 sec, 500 mm, ISO320, Canon EOS 7D
Clarkvnutcrackervbirdvportrait F9, 1/160 sec, 373 mm, ISO200, Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Cinnamon bear in buffalo berries in Alberta F6.3, 1/640 sec, 500 mm, ISO1600, Canon EOS 7D
Cinnamon bear eating berries in the woods F6.3, 1/1000 sec, 413 mm, ISO2000, Canon EOS 7D
Black spider in Rocky Mountains in Alberta F8, 1/1000 sec, 373 mm, ISO500, Canon EOS 7D
Black bear hugging tree in Alberta Rockies F6.3, 1/640 sec, 287 mm, ISO2000, Canon EOS 7D
Black bear eating berries in the woods F6.3, 1/160 sec, 373 mm, ISO1250, Canon EOS 7D
Hawk on branch in tree near Banff, Alberta F9, 1/250 sec, 500 mm, ISO1250, Canon EOS 7D
Bighorn sheep portrait in Alberta mountains F7.1, 1/800 sec, 244 mm, ISO200, Canon EOS 7D
Bighorn sheep female F8, 1/320 sec, 500 mm, ISO320, Canon EOS 7D
Osprey F9, 1/640 sec, 500 mm, ISO400, Canon EOS 7D
Pika screaming on rock in Alberta F6.3, 1/320 sec, 500 mm, ISO1600, Canon EOS 7D
Red butterfly F9, 1/400 sec, 332 mm, ISO200, Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Squirrel on branch in pinecone tree F6.3, 1/250 sec, 332 mm, ISO800, Canon EOS 7D
Trout in river in Alberta, in clear water with rocks F6.3, 1/200 sec, 244 mm, ISO200, Canon EOS 7D
Willow grouse standing in forest on trail in Alberta F7.1, 1/320 sec, 500 mm, ISO320, Canon EOS 7D
Species on the photos: Brown bear, black bear, cinnamon bear, grizzly bear, elk, ground squirrel, squirrel, marmot, hawk, grey jay, coyote, pika and much more!