By the time December comes, the megafauna kiddies from last summer are beginning to get larger, but are still much smaller than the adults. Here are two.
A juvenile of this year accompanies adults in a herd of bighorn sheep.
Later, the juvenile looks over a snow bank at the interlopers.
An herd of elk contained a half-dozen females but only one juvenile. This is an adult whose snout is flecked with snow from scrounging on the ground for things to eat.
While the adults scrounged for food, the juvenile just stood still and waited.
Beautiful close ups!!
Thanks for these up close views of these lovely creatures! Have missed your posts recently! Season’s greetings to you and your family!!
beautiful . Where are they located?
The Elk herd were in the forest after Paulsons’ pass and before Christina Lake. The Bighorn Sheep were part of the Grand Forks herd.
..gee…`kids today…tee hee..all these pics most interesting..especially like the last one..I feel I am there..looking..
Hi Alistair, Hi Cynthia
As the kids grow up and the year comes to a close, this seems like an appropriate time to thank you and your own kids (and grandkids!) for yet another year of splendid photo-encounters with your wild neighbours. These intermittent posts from your household to ours have not only brought untold pleasure and delight down the seasons, they have also repeatedly opened my eyes to aspects of the world I hadn’t known about. For this, and for everything, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
All best wishes for the coming holiday season.