Following requests for holiday snaps of Canada!

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13 years 11 months ago #23905 by Sue
Hi here for those who may be interested, some of several hundred snaps taken in Canada and Alaska recently. Here is the animal series!

Firstly the one I am most excited about-and the one taken at the longest range-from the deck of a ship about 500mtrs off shore . A grizzly bear plus ravens and Bald eagles feeding on a whale carcase. I have a better video of it up on its hind legs and with its head deep in the carcase!

A black bear fossicking alongside the road, taken through the wet windows of the bus-the driver wouldn't let us out for some reason!

A cow elk

A bull Elk in velvet, right beside the road

A Hoary Marmot at above the 7,000ft above sea level mark at the top of the Jasper tramway.

A cheeky chipmonk in Johnston Canyon

A baby Humpback whale breaching near Juneau

An Orca pod near Juneau

If anyone would like anymore I also have wild flowers, Calgary Stampede, Cruising the Inside Passage, Butchart Gardens, Vancouver, Train journeys and not to mention endless fabulous mountains and lakes etc etc! :D

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13 years 11 months ago #339183 by DiDi
Wow Sue. What treasures these photos will be to remind you of your wonderful holiday. Green with envy and don't mind admitting it!

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13 years 11 months ago #339187 by Stikkibeek
Ha! Sue, I have a photo of a chipmunk too, taken up Johnston Canyon. Must be a resident population there as my photo was taken in quite a long time back.

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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13 years 11 months ago #339192 by Sue
Here is a horticultural collection. :D

Firstly the Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island. What a place!
We had 3 hours there, could have spent a day or two. Fifty five acres of perfection. Masses of bedding plants but also perennials, rose gardens, Italian garden, Japanese garden , Water garden and much more! Oh and a fantastic old fashioned merry go round with all the animals!

So a few more of the gardens which don't really do them justice. We got there around 9.30am and left at 12.30 when the temperature was 29C [8D]

More of wildflowers, there were so many I couldn't recognise I had to get a book, Wildflowers of the Central Rockies. I couldn't get over all the flowers on the roadsides and up the mountains-it must be that they have such a savage winter that summer compensates for 6 months of barreness!

Heart Leaved Arnica, Is this where Arnica comes from?

The wild rose, floral emblem of Alberta

Paint brush, comes in mainly orange and reds but also yellow and pink

I didn't realise that Columbines were natives of Canada, there was a pretty one with orange outside petals growing in Alaska.

I've lots more[;)]

Sue
Labrador lover for yonks, breeder of pedigree Murray Grey cattle for almost as long, and passionate poultry person for more years than I care to count.

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13 years 11 months ago #339206 by Sue
And now for some real scenery!

En route to Alaska via the Inside Passage

Alaska

Glacier Bay Alaska, watching a calving glacier from the safety of the deck!
Athabasca falls

One of many spectacular hunks of Rock

Rocky Mountaineer just out of Kamloops

Peyto Lake

Moraine lake, yes it was this colour!

Lake Louise and the Victoria Glacier

Heading back home to our hotel-the Zuiderdam, in Skagway, Alaska.

Sue
Labrador lover for yonks, breeder of pedigree Murray Grey cattle for almost as long, and passionate poultry person for more years than I care to count.

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13 years 11 months ago #339208 by Toast
Fantastic - what a great trip. You've taken some great pics. Well done.

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Whisky is the best drink in the world

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13 years 11 months ago #339397 by gemini kiwi
Sue, thanks for sharing.
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13 years 11 months ago #339457 by Simkin
Love the pics :) :) :) Thanks for sharing.

What I can't understand is that the busdriver didn't let you out to take better pics of that black bear. I'm sure it was a precaution that your cameras wouldn't get wet:cool:.

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