David Rayner Photography | Canada wildlife 2014-09

WESTERN CANADA WILDLIFE – September 2014
This trip lasted nearly three weeks in total. We started at Calgary (with extensive snow and blizzards), proceeded to Banff and then went to Jasper. We then got the train to Vancouver (Rocky Mountaineer), stopping over at Kamloops. Next we went to Victoria (Vancouver Island) and on to Tofino (west coast), Hidden Cove (Telegraph Cove) and Port Hardy (both east side). From PH we went to Great Bear Lodge (a short flight north and back on mainland) before returning via PH to Vancouver. Throughout the scenery was stunning.

This gallery deals with wildlife (excluding birds). Black Bears (single boat trip from Tofino, photos from boat) and Grizzly Bears (a few trips near to Great Bear Lodge) are given special attention. Other species include: Coyote, White-tailed Deer, Elk, Sea Otter, American Pica, Northern (Steller) Sea Lion, Harbour Seal, Bighorn Sheep, American Red Squirrel, Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel, Saffron-winged Meadowhawk dragonfly, Spotted Tussock moth caterpillar and Mourning Cloak (Camberwell Beauty in EU) butterfly.

The Humpback and Orca (Killer) Whales have been placed in a separate gallery.

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