Grizzly bears, mule deers, and moose, oh my!

Baby bighorn sheeps

Baby bighorn sheeps

You can’t go to Jasper or Banff and not see any wildlife. They are out and about everywhere and pop up in the most unexpected places. A simple drive down Icefields parkway can bring up a number of deers, bears, and more. While they may be more active during the early hours of the morning or the late hours of the evening, it’s not uncommon to see them during the day grazing by the grass by the side of the road.

The bighorn sheep you see above were apparantly attracted to the water from the exhaust pipe of this car. This one sheep would constantly stick its head under the car trying to get at whatever it could get at under there. The other sheep just looked around as if to say, “what are you looking at?!”

Mule Deer

Mule Deer

When you’re driving on the highway and see up ahead a number of cars parked on the side of the road, you know that’s a sure sign of a wildlife sighting. I saw a number of these and while I didn’t take a photo of all of them, I did manage to get some photos (and some not-so-good photos) of them.

Mother grizzly bear with her two cubs

Mother grizzly bear with her two cubs

I was the one driving the car most of the time so if I didn’t get out of my car, I would simply take my camera and my 70-200mm lens and fire away through the open passenger side window. Sometimes it worked out, while other times it didn’t work out as well as I had hoped.

Moose

Moose

Regardless, it was enjoyable to see the different wildlife that I normally don’t get to see here in Toronto.

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