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A few images from the weekend. Saturday was a lovely day for a long hike, with the sun beaming down and thousands of frogs singing in chorus. Sunday, a couple hours further north, the lakes are still close to 100% ice covered, and there was still remnants of snow in shady areas.

Here are a few images from our hike at Elk Island National Park. All handheld with 7D and 400mm f5.6. The frog image had a full set of tubes behind the lens.

1. Alces alces - Shortly after starting the Saturday hike, we came upon this female moose. The sun was angled mostly from behind. You will notice lots of hair falling out as this is the time of year they shed their winter coat. Ticks are a big issue in this park, and the patch of bare skin showing may be the result of ticks.





2.Alces alces - The confines of the trail and the closeness of the moose made it difficult to get a full body shot, so here is another portrait.





3. Ex Alces alces - A bit further up the trail from where we found the first moose (above), we discovered a second, but less fortunate one. It looked a bit younger, and appears to have died over the winter. Damage to the body seemed mostly from scavenging activity, with very little missing. Most missing flesh was on the head area. This shot shows insect activity on the body now that things are really warming up.





4. Chorus Frog - Some of the ponds and marshes were alive with these little frogs.





5. Bison - A younger male. Note the really patchy hair. Not sure if these critters also get ticks, or if this is a normal way to shed (seems odd if it is).





6. Bison - Old warrior, showing lots of horn loss. This guy had lots of long shaggy hair, a sign of bison maturity.






Many thanks for taking the time to have a look. Comments are always welcome.

Ken



Apr 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Moose+Bison+Frog (watch out for image 3 - death involved)


Very nice collection of of images Ken. #5 and 6 sre my favorites.

Ted



Apr 30, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Moose+Bison+Frog (watch out for image 3 - death involved)


Looks to be a fruitfull hike, nice set.
Douglas



Apr 30, 2012 at 01:18 PM
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Great captures.

Wacky roger



Apr 30, 2012 at 01:24 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Moose+Bison+Frog (watch out for image 3 - death involved)


Really nice set!


Apr 30, 2012 at 02:05 PM
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Very nice selection Ken and with some interesting information. I do like portrait,2, the best of the set although the Bison is a strong second.

Tim



Apr 30, 2012 at 02:25 PM
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Very nice set, Ken, that you commentary made more interesting.2, 4 and 5 are my favorites
Socrate



Apr 30, 2012 at 02:31 PM
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Great stuff Ken -- frog is way cool. Cheers,Andrew


Apr 30, 2012 at 02:33 PM
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Nice series Ken. Bison are such imposing looking creatures with impossibly large heads in relationship to their bodies...very enjoyable.
Eric



Apr 30, 2012 at 03:00 PM
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very nice set Ken


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Moose+Bison+Frog (watch out for image 3 - death involved)


Wow, very impressive set, but that first bison shot is a killer for me. Very nicely done.


Apr 30, 2012 at 04:01 PM
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Ken- Good takes from what was surely a wonderful hike.
The frog image is a delight.
Charlie



Apr 30, 2012 at 04:09 PM
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Nice set Ken, thanks for sharing. I hope you don't mind but I skipped past #3 pretty quickly
David



Apr 30, 2012 at 05:55 PM
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Interesting set man


Apr 30, 2012 at 06:31 PM
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Nice set Ken. Very neat eye reflection of the frog.
Chris



Apr 30, 2012 at 08:38 PM
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Like the Bison shot, would love to photograph them one day.


Apr 30, 2012 at 08:41 PM
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Nice Ken. I'll go with the Bison too ~ Ron


May 01, 2012 at 12:18 AM
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#2 and the bison are the picks. I think the bison lose their fur in patches like muskox. Are they really approachable in the wild? Don


May 01, 2012 at 12:46 AM
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2, 4 and 5 are my picks Ken and 3 is not helping me digest my dinner

Morris



May 01, 2012 at 12:48 AM
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nice set Ken
4 and 5 for me
Hai



May 01, 2012 at 12:52 AM
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