Cedar Waxwing on pine
A beautiful male Cedar Waxing perches on a small pine tree in Algonquin Provincial Park.
Timid moose calf (1)
A moose calf peers cautiously from behind vegetation as it prepares to feed with mother watching carefully nearby.
Timid moose calf (2)
A moose calf finally emerges from behind vegetation as it prepares to feed with mother carefully watching 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.
Moose calf showing those pearly whites
This moose calf is showing of its teeth as it browses on lush vegetation on a late summer evening. As always, 'mom' is very close by and keeping an eye on things.
Cow moose are extremely protective of their young, since wolves and black bears will not hesitate to take a calf, given the opportunity.
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.
Bull Moose enjoys evening meal
This young female moose was enjoying a drink in an Algonquin Provincial Park wetland.
Cow moose drinking
A closer look at this image, taken in mid-summer, shows how many biting insects are bothering this poor moose.
This cow moose seems to be staring into the distance, either watchful of predators or simply contemplating life; probably the former!
Okay, probably not. This cow moose seems to be laughing at me (or at least smiling) as she feeds in an Algonquin Park pond.
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 (1)
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.
Osprey with fish in its talons (2)
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.
Osprey with fish in its talons (3)
Osprey with fish in its talons (4)
Osprey with fish in its talons (5)
Osprey with fish in its talons (6)
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!
Osprey with fish in its talons (7)
Caspian Tern "skims" the water
A Caspian Tern is skimming the water of this southern Ontario pond in an effort to catch a fish swimming near the surface.