Tagged: female

Black Bears and Blueberries

There was a bumper crop of blueberries in Ontario this summer. As a result, many different animals made use of this bounty, from geese to various mammals. Of most interest to myself were black bears, who visited these fields almost constantly for a few weeks, actually almost two months. Even though I was first able to make it up near the end of this period, I was fortunate enough to see three different families, each consisting of a sow (female) and two cubs.

Below are a few of my favourite images.

Black Bear cub standing in a blueberry field

Black Bear cub standing in a blueberry field (click to enlarge)

Black Bear sow

Black Bear sow (click to enlarge)

Black Bear cub eating blueberries

Black Bear cub eating blueberries(click to enlarge)

Red Foxes

This past winter I had some incredible opportunities with red fox. Surprisingly, this pair hunted right near the road and were accommodating enough to allow for some really close photos. How close is close? I was able to capture many images using just a 70-200mm lens with 1.4x teleconverter, which is not only a very short focal length for a wild animal, but also gave great flexibility in framing.

Here are two photos of the female (vixen) that I particularly liked. I believe there are several more worthy of posting.

Red Fox Portrait

Red Fox Portrait (click to enlarge) Full frame image with Canon 1DIV + 800/f5.6IS

Red Fox stalking prey

Red Fox stalking prey (click to enlarge) - Canon 1DIV 70-200 x1.4

View more, or order a print at my gallery!