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Recently I traveled through Jasper National Park en route to Northern Alberta. Jasper is one of my favourite National Parks in Canada. As many of you know I love to photograph Elk. I was appalled to see “tourists” just outside of the townsite approaching these beautiful animals, sometimes within ten feet or less. I tried to intervene but without any luck. I then contacted Parks Canada. Perhaps surprisingly to some, Elk are… Read More

I’m spending this week in Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford pursuing the Elk during their annual rut. These animals are extremely dangerous during this time, especially the bulls! So far I’ve only come across one herd. They were quite skittish which is in contrast to the Elk I’ve seen in the National Parks, which unfortunately are quite habituated.