“Curious and Cute” Prince Albert National Park, SK Pine Martens are part of the weasel family and are such a secretive species, like most of the weasel family. They are cute but very quick and agile. As I hiked through the forest, this pine marten was in the forest and jumped up on a tree. He tucked himself behind the tree as he was curious in the photographer, almost playing a game of peek-a-boo. As hunters in the forest, they primarily hunt for red squirrels and voles.
Jason had been diligently working on capturing wolf photos when he spotted this Pine Martin taking advantage of the wolves' hard work. The little guy feverishly ate away at the prey while being fearful of the wolves returning and becoming prey himself.
POWER STRIDE Rocky Mountains After three full weeks in the field with no luck, my guide and I finally happened upon a cougar. When we first spotted this cougar, it was laying in the sun on a ridge. We were secure in our vehicle as we slowly approached it. It didn’t move right away, so I was able to capture some shots. A few minutes later the cougar got up and began to walk powerfully down the ridge.
A MOMENT'S BRILLIANCE Christopher Lake, SK This swallowtail butterfly delicately feeds on a lavender lilac shrub. It is not an easy task to capture them on camera as they feed for a moment then flutter off. What a beautiful sight to see just out one's back door!
DOROTHY'S ROOMATES Emma Lake, SK These two baby skunks needed to be captured and relocated with their eight siblings. They were making their home under the cottage of a woman named Dorothy, and because of my biology background she asked for my help. I wasn’t able to be there every day, but I assured Dorothy that she could scoop them up with a fish net as they were still too young to spray. Unfortunately I was wrong, and Dorothy did get sprayed.