Canis lupis
Canis lupis
Polar Bear in Black & White
Polar Bear in Black & White
Peek-A-Boo, I see you!
Peek-A-Boo, I see you!
Big Daddy
Big Daddy
Antelope
Antelope
Arctic Fox
Arctic Fox
Portrait of a Mallard
Portrait of a Mallard
Sleepy time
Sleepy time
Symbol of Freedom
Symbol of Freedom
Blue Elegance
Blue Elegance
Red Winged Blackbird
Red Winged Blackbird
Sweet Lily
Sweet Lily
Iris
Iris
The Red Rose of Love
The Red Rose of Love
Raindrops
Raindrops
Elk Doe and Calf
Elk Doe and Calf
Stare of the Wolf
Stare of the Wolf
Canis lupis
Canis lupisWild wolf, Yellowstone National Park, WY, USA
Polar Bear in Black & White
Polar Bear in Black & WhiteWhen you visit the Assiniboine Park & Zoo, be sure to go to the "Journey to Churchill" exhibit.  You can view the polar bear swimming close-up through the viewing tunnel!  I turned this photo into black and white to compensate for the very strong blue-green tint of the glass in the viewing area. 
Peek-A-Boo, I see you!
Peek-A-Boo, I see you!Cougar cub, 5 months old, playing peek-a-boo at the Assiniboine Park & Zoo, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Big Daddy
Big DaddyThis elderly gentleman was found sunbathing in Yellowstone National Park.  Though bison once roamed across much of North America, today they are "ecologically extinct" as a wild species throughout most of their historic range, except for a few national parks and other small wildlife areas.  Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming) has the largest population of wild plains bison (about 4,000), and Wood Buffalo National Park (Alberta) has the largest population of wild wood bison (about 10,000).  
Antelope
AntelopeThis Pronghorn Antelope was found in Yellowstone National Park.  The pronghorn is the fastest land mammal in the Western Hemisphere.  It easily evades predators, such as locally found timberwolves, reaching top speeds of up to 88 km/hr.  
Arctic Fox
Arctic FoxArctic Fox at the Assiniboine Park & Zoo, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Portrait of a Mallard
Portrait of a MallardMallard Drake portrait
Sleepy time
Sleepy timeBeautiful snowy owl drifting off to sleep.
Symbol of Freedom
Symbol of Freedom"The Founding Fathers made an appropriate choice when they selected the bald eagle as the emblem of the nation.  The fierce beauty and proud independence of this great bird aptly symbolizes the strength and freedom of America." John F Kennedy Bald eagles mate for life and build large nests that are used year after year.  Often the annual nest-preparation includes additional construction increasing the size of an already large nest.  In time some nests have been known to reach 10 feet in diameter.  Female eagles lay two or three eggs each year which hatch after an incubation period of about 35 days.  Within about three months the young eaglets are capable of flight and quickly learn to hunt and fend for themselves.   The white crown that makes the bald eagle so quickly recognizable, along with its white tail feathers, do not appear until the eagles reach 4 or 5 years of age.  Bald eagles normally live up to a thirty year time span. 
Blue Elegance
Blue EleganceThis beautiful male peacock is elegantly showing off his beautiful blue and green toned feathers.  He was so friendly, I had him eating out of my hand!
Red Winged Blackbird
Red Winged BlackbirdMale (♂) Red Winged Blackbird feasting on some seeds, Victoria, British Columbia
Sweet Lily
Sweet LilyCamas lily in bloom on Vancouver Island."Settlers, who discovered how nutritious these bulbs were, would toss them into pits with wet grass and roast them for... two nights. They were also stewed and made into a pie similar to a squash or pumpkin pie. The bulbs can also be pounded to make flour and even molasses." (Source: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/…/cama…/camas-plant-care.htm)
Iris
Iris“Iris”-Greek Goddess of the RainbowThis beautiful flower was named in honour of the mythological Greek Goddess of the Rainbow.
The Red Rose of Love
The Red Rose of LoveSingle Red Rose with a spray of Baby's Breath
Raindrops
RaindropsEven when it's raining, there is always something beautiful to see in nature.
Elk Doe and Calf
Elk Doe and CalfElk Doe and calf in Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, U.S.A.
Stare of the Wolf
Stare of the WolfThere is something primal about staring into the eyes of a wild wolf!
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