Bald Eagle on perch
A majestic Bald Eagle perches atop a tree along the Nipigon River in northern Ontario.
This Bald Eagle seems to be having a 'bad hair day', as the stiff wind picked up a couple of his feathers, though he seems rather unconcerned about it.
A majestic Bald Eagle perches atop a tree along the Nipigon River in northern Ontario. Bald Eagles feed mainly on fish, and the Nipigon provides these birds with a rich bounty of salmon and other fish.
Bald Eagle soars among fall foliage
A mature Bald Eagle scans the Nipigon River below for fish, birds, and small mammals.
This mature Bald Eagle scans the waters of the Nipigon River looking for fish and other prey. These birds are also known to feed on the carcasses of deer and other animals killed by other predators such as coyotes.
Bull Moose enjoys an evening meal
A bull moose with his newly-grown antlers in velvet quietly enjoys the spring bounty in an Algonquin wetland.
This young female moose was enjoying a drink in an Algonquin Provincial Park wetland.
Timid moose calf
A moose calf peers cautiously from behind vegetation as it prepares to feed with mother watching carefully nearby.
Moose calf browsing (1)
Although most people would agree that moose are not the most attractive animal in the wild, this moose calf certainly does look cute. This one is preparing to feed on some greens while 'mom' stands guard nearby.
Osprey scans the water below for fish
The Osprey carefully surveys a pond far below, ready to swiftly dive into the water to catch its prey.
Osprey with fish in its talons
An Osprey ascends from a pond in southern Ontario, having just caught a fish for its hungry young waiting in the nest. It is mid-summer, and both parents are busy feeding the growing young several times a day.
I caught this series of seven images right after the osprey had pulled this unfortunate fish from the pond, and followed it as it flew around the pond and in my direction, headed back to its nest.
Aside from the wonder of how ospreys dive right into the water to catch fish, what is most remarkable is how they manage such graceful flight with a struggling (and often heavy) fish in their talons!
In many years of walking the woods I have seldom had an opportunity to photograph Mink; this fellow seemed extra curious.
A cute predator
The mink may seem cute, but to small animals it is a voracious and ferocious predator; it kills rodents and birds by biting the back of the head and neck. It also feeds on reptiles and amphibians.
This fellow is peering out from the safety of cover.
Enjoying the summer bounty
This beaver in Algonquin seems to be enjoying his pond-side bounty of fresh summer grasses. I suppose bark and wood get boring after a while.
This Great Blue Heron in Algonquin Provincial Park has just nabbed a savory lunch from a beaver pond.
Fall foliage at Rock Lake
Fall foliage in Algonquin Provincial Park as seen from high above the cliffs overlooking Rock Lake.
Fall scene on the shores of Rock Lake
A tranquil scene on the shores of Rock Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park, on a lovely fall day.