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Herring (Larus argentatus) and Bonaparte's (Larus philadelphia) Gull feeding frenzy on a "Herring Bait Ball" in the marine waters off Dundas Island along the west coast and northwest of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.

No. 4 Explore August 8.

15 July, 2018.

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Tags:   Bait Ball British Columbia Feeding Frenzy Pacific Ocean Prince Rupert west coast Birds herring marine Herring Gull Bonaparte's Gull Laridae Larus philadelphia Larus argentatus

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Steller's Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus) hauled out on a small uncharted rocky island along the coast northwest of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.

The single animal on the lower left was observed over a period of time climbing the steep rock face and eventually joined the four sea lions the upper right of the image.

it was amazing to see the dexterity it displayed in climbing up the slippery rock face.

16 July, 2018.

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Tags:   British Columbia Eared Seals Eumetopias jubatus Prince Rupert Steller's Sea Lion west coast Mammals Otariidae colony island marine

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This Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) was the male initially courting the female at the time before the bear fight. Although a large, dominant bear we had encountered for several days in the area, he was beaten by the black coloured grizzly and left the area and the female to the victor.

As I indicated in the previous image, serious wounds are inflicted during these territorial scraps but in this case the bear was able to hobble away and was observed a number of days later alive and apparently doing okay.

This bear suffered a number of small punctures in the skin along with a cut, probably from the other bear's teeth along the neck (see saliva area) and several long gashes from the claws of the black coloured male grizzly on its back leg. Although quite dramatic in view, none of them appeared to be crippling to the loser.

Thus we see survival of the fittest in the natural world.

28 May, 2015.

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Tags:   British Columbia Coastal Rain Forest Great Rainforest Grizzly Bear K'tzim-a-deen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Reserve Maritime Coast Ursus arctos horribilis breeding season Bears Mammals Ursidae

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An adult Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) rests in the woods on the edge of a rocky ledge at the entrance of Glendale Cove off Knight Inlet on the west coast of Canada.

We were on a wildlife tour, primarily for Grizzly Bear, with Tide Rip Grizzly Tours out of Telegraph Cove on the northeast tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

It is a boat tour which holds about 10 people and you are out for most of the day. If I remember, it is about 90 minutes travel to Glendale Cove but you never know what you may encounter. In this case, it was their first Mountain Lion observation and we had about 5 minutes as it patiently observed us and the surrounding area before disappearing into the woods.

It is something I will never forget, thankfully with some photos to remind me of that once in a lifetime observation.

4 June, 2013.

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Tags:   British Columbia Glendale Cove Mountain Lion Puma concolor Telegraph Cove Cats Cougar Felidae Mainland Mammals Puma


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