Tag Archives: Animals

Tiger Hug

This amazing photograph of a Siberian tiger hugging a tree was taken in the wild with a hidden camera. The camera was set up in the forest and then left to be triggered when the tiger came by.

Sergey Gorshkov’s winning Wildlife Photography of the Year image is called “The Embrace.”

As you can imagine, pictures of these extremely rare tigers are difficult to get and this one has very deservedly won the Wildlife Photography of the Year competition for photographer Sergey Gorshkov.

To read the original article, click here: https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/science-environment-54518336

Enjoy the rest of your week. 🙂

2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

A piece about the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards brought delight to my day!

Here’s a sample of the pictures:

Brigitte Alcalay Marcon/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
Charlie Davidson/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Aren’t these great?

To see the entire article, please visit https://digg.com/2020/the-finalists-for-2020s-comedy-wildlife-photography-awards

Have a good week. 🙂

Autumn Bison

The bison have been massing and eating as much as they can. Not that this is unusual; that’s more or less what bison do, but there seems to be an urgency about them that I didn’t note last year.

An elder told me that they are getting ready for a particularly long winter, and that’s why they seem so much more desperate this year.

I took these images from a moving vehicle and so the quality isn’t great, but we didn’t want to stop in the middle of a herd like that. Bison have been known to charge a car or truck, and despite their size, they can move quickly. Many of them (these are wood bison) are 1000 kg (about 2200 pounds), so I really wouldn’t want one headed my way.

Right now, some of them will just stand in the road to take a break from eating, so vehicles will have to stop and wait for them to amble away. On a recent trip, we waited a number of times at a safe distance, one that would allow us a chance to evade a charge. One of the bulls we saw, a massive animal, kept putting his head down and staring at us. We reversed slowly. Sometimes, backing up is the better part of valour, including in our dealings with other humans. 🙂

We eventually got to our destination, but it took longer than usual!

Greetings from the wood bison of Northwest Territories.

Mummy and Twins

I saw this mummy with twins sauntering across a road to an old apple tree.

Mummy wasn’t bothered by me at all as I stopped to take their pictures.

The little ones were more curious than concerned.

They blend in so well that they are not all that easy to see, but I would be happier if they were more skittish.

Greetings from the adorable deer of the Okanagan Valley. 🙂