2016 wildlife images – some of my favourites from the past year


I love photographing wildlife, whether it’s a frigid morning, a warm afternoon, blizzards, or whatever, you will usually find me with a smile on my face.  I put this gallery together of my favourite images from those times over the past year.

The 2016 highlights started with snowy owls on the prairie, in March was a wolf pack’s takedown of an elk in Banff and eagles migrating through the high meadows east of Crowsnest Pass, my first visit to Yellowstone National Park in May was wonderful, summer saw the bears in buffalo berry patches throughout Kananaskis, Banff and Jasper, birds migrating along the Bow River in early fall provided some great opportunities and the year wound down, as it started, with snowy owls east of Calgary.


Throughout the year I spend an enormous amount of time hanging out with the great gray owls who have allowed me to photograph them for several years.  Owls, any species, are absolute favourite birds for me.  I feel exceptionally lucky that I continue to be able to watch them, learn more about them and just simply enjoy being in their presence.


You can click on any of these three images to open the 2016 wildlife gallery in a new window.

30 responses

  1. i love bears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 21, 2022 at 5:49 am

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    June 2, 2017 at 3:35 pm

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  5. Truely amazing
    Wildlife Photography 🐾
    Wildlife Photography is a vast subject…..

    Royal Bengal Tiger @Oromanjhi National Park 

    Macho Bison encountered @Betla National Forest in …


    February 9, 2017 at 11:40 pm

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  7. Wonderful collection

    February 6, 2017 at 10:37 am

  8. Cgaewu

    Reblogged this on Cephas Blog and commented:
    Amazing pictures!

    February 6, 2017 at 7:46 am

  9. Great selection! The owls astound me every time. I was really intrigued by the wolf pack and the elk–did you see it through til the end?
    You have such a true calling/gift and such commitment to your art and wildlife and nature, in general! I am very happy every time I view your photographs, and look forward to this year’s captures.

    January 31, 2017 at 8:59 pm

  10. I can see why you selected these photos. It is a beautiful collection!

    January 31, 2017 at 1:55 pm

  11. Awesome pictures. Thanks for sharing.

    January 31, 2017 at 9:26 am

  12. Your photos are amazing. I can see why the owls are your favorites.

    January 31, 2017 at 7:27 am

  13. A beautiful collection from 2016.

    January 31, 2017 at 6:43 am

  14. fuadberolahraga

    Beautiful captures of art!

    January 31, 2017 at 1:03 am

  15. Breathtaking! Thanks for sharing your talent with others.

    January 30, 2017 at 8:26 pm

  16. I can never tell which rises higher – your amazing photos or your passion. Another amazing year.

    January 30, 2017 at 6:59 pm

  17. Awesome pics, always! Thanks so much for sharing them. I hope one day I can be half as good!

    January 30, 2017 at 6:41 pm

  18. I am completely awestruck by the beauty you captured within this post…it is simply breathtaking…thank you for sharing…blessings!

    January 30, 2017 at 5:45 pm

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    January 30, 2017 at 5:42 pm

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    January 30, 2017 at 5:41 pm

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    January 30, 2017 at 5:41 pm

  23. Jenn

    Beautiful captures of art!

    January 30, 2017 at 5:28 pm

  24. It is great to see these outstanding photos again, especially when I remember them. Though it is a bit grisely, and not a perfect composition, the one with the elk and wolves holds the most impact for me.Just because it is not something that most visitors to the Park would ever see.The featured photo of backlit sow and cubs is beautiful.

    January 30, 2017 at 12:44 pm

  25. Mike Hohmann

    Fantastic, Christopher!

    January 30, 2017 at 8:29 am

  26. Truly Beautiful 🙂 You capture more than the wildlife, you capture the Life of the Wild!

    January 30, 2017 at 8:24 am

  27. Where’s the “heart” button? Stunning images all (including the gallery)! Such amazing shots. Loved them all.

    January 30, 2017 at 7:32 am

  28. This is wonderful photography.

    January 30, 2017 at 6:41 am

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