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
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Zebra foals have a fuzzy coat until they are about 1 year old. They they shed their baby coat and grow coarse adult hair
Zebra Striped Sky
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. These zebra are standing alert as night falls over the savannah. Just visible are faint cloud ripples starting to form in the sky. These ripples sometimes happen when warm winds flow out from a distant thunderstorm.
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.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Young male zebra often wrestle with each other, practising their moves ready for the breeding season
White on Black
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. One theory on the purpose of a zebras stripes are that they help regulate body temperature by creating mini eddies across the skin.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Spotted hyenas are highly intelligent and extremely social. They live in matriarchal family groups.
Ready for the Rut
Sunshine Coast, BC. From the size of his antlers I would say this Black Tailed Deer male is more than ready to compete for females in the Fall rut
Hudson Bay, MB. Some Siksiks or Arctic Ground Squirrels live in such a harsh climate that they must hibernate for 7 months each year
Schmok Lake, MB. This Barren-ground Bull Caribou of the Qamanirjuaq herd is just losing the last velvet from his antlers and will soon be ready for the fast approaching Fall rut.
Schmok Lake, MB
On the Move
Schmok Lake, MB. In the Fall, Barren-ground caribou migrate south through Northern Manitoba to escape the harsh winter weather further north
Nine-lined Ground Squirrrel
Fort Whyte, Winnipeg, MB
Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada. When their ponds freeze in the winter, beavers swim under the ice to reach their cache of tree branches felled in the summer.
A Brief Encounter
Sunshine Coast, BC. Wolves are wary and elusive so it was a very special encounter to catch a glimpse of this wolf when I was out on an early morning hike.
Pacific White-sided Dolphin. Johnstone Strait, BC, Canada.
Johnstone Strait, BC. Pacific White-sided Dolphins are extremely agile and acrobatic. They are often seen swimming alongside boats when they frequently leap from the water to perhaps get a better view above the surface.
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