Sunshine Coast, BC. A male Bald Eagle trying out some tricky flying moves.
Winners and Losers
Sunshine Coast, BC. A female Bald Eagle carrying a raven chick back to the nest for her young.
Sunshine Coast, BC. A female Bald Eagle searches for prey for her young eaglet
Getting to Know You
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This male and female giraffe were getting to know each other. If she likes him enough and they mate, giraffe gestation is up to 15 months.
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Sunshine Coast, BC. Swallowtail butterflies survive the winter as pupae and emerge in spring as soon as the weather is warm enough
Head for Heights
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Leopards are expert tree climbers. They sleep, eat and store fodd in trees
Creston Valley, BC, Canada. This male Tree Sparrow is watching hopefully while his mate inspects the nestbox he has selected.
Creston Valley, BC, Canada. Savannah Sparrows are territorial and this male was sitting on a fence singing to claim his corner of the field.
To and Fro
Creston Valley, BC, Canada. These Cliff Swallows are collecting riverbank mud in their beaks to use for nest building.
Creston Valley, BC, Canada. This male Double-crested Cormorant was doing his best to impress a female. But she flew off leaving him lookiong a little forlorn on this dead tree
Columbian Ground Squirrel
Manning Park, BC, Canada. Ground Squirrels hibernate for 7 or 8 months a year, spending a short, fast, furious summer breeding and eating
Hunting and Stomping
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This Secretary Bird is hunting for small mammals and snakes in the long grasses of the Masai Mara. They have extremely long legs and hunt by stomping their feet on their prey.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This male lion has just spotted a warthog den and he is working out how best he and his brother can catch a warthog for dinner
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Cheetah can be individually identified by their spots. The spots on the front legs are particularly helpful as they develop there first, often when the cubs are as young as one month old.
Waking up Slowly
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This is the famous, very successful coalition of five male cheetahs, known as the Fast Five. They are just starting to wake up to get ready for their hunt for breakfast.
I'm Too Sexy for this Rock
Stellar Sea Lion, Queen Charlotte Strait, BC, Canada. Male Steller Sea Lions defend a territory during breeding season and mate with sny willing female that passes by.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This bull elephant seemed perfectly happy in the rainstorm and continued to munch grass as he travelled across the savannah
Johnstone Strait, BC, Canada. A Northern Resident killer whale spyhops to get a good look at action above the water. It is the equivalent of a human treading water
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