A family group of Tundra Swans over fly Big Lake on their fall migration
In the fall, a cow Mooose grazes with it's calf in the woodlands on the south shore of Big Lake
A Coyote is attracted to feed on a fish kill on the lower Sturgeon River that was caused by low oxygen levels in the shallow waters of Big Lake and the Sturgeon River over the winter.
I had to drive at least 1km to get this shot in Sturgeon County!
A small storm cell approaching our home in Sturgeon County
Moon over the Sturgeon
Reflections in the Sturgeon River as the moon rises . For a different "take" on this scene please look in the "Art" gallery in the Wild St Albert folder.
Moon rise over the Sturgeon (2)
A 180 degree rotation of the actual view of the scene reflected in the Sturgeon River
Moon rise over the Sturgeon (1)
Reflections of he rising moon in he Sturgeon River with 180 degrees rotation from the actual view.
A Black Tern feeding fledglings on Nadeau Pond (cropped)
Into the blue
A kayaker ventures onto Big Lake on a calm summer afternoon
A Spirit Bear catches a fish against the tangled backdrop of Kwa Creek
A muskrat chews on a root in the J Poole wetland
An adult brings a tasty morsel to one of two fledglings on Nadeau Pond (cropped)
July brings the canola into full bloom, taken during a bike ride in Surgeon County, processed in Nik Analog Efex Pro 2
July on the Prairie
The second week in July brings canola into full bloom on the Alberta prairie (courtesy of our local industrial farming outfit)
Smoke from the BC forest fires filter the sun as it drops below the horizon over the canola fields
Something of interest
A juvenile GBH takes a closer look from its perch on a log in the Sturgeon River
Juvenile White-throated sparrow
Deep in the bush on a summer evening in Sturgeon County