For wildlife photography pros shooting Nikon, the company’s 70-200 mm, F2.8 lens has long been an essential part of the kit. In my work as a Canadian Geographic editor, I’ve often admired the crispness and saturation that our photographers are able to produce with this lens, and its range of focal lengths is just about perfect for shooting wildlife at relatively close range.
Canada lynx, normally shy of humans, have been making appearances in Banff National Park this year. Click the image to view more photos of the lynx. Photo: Alex Taylor/Parks Canada
Though the lynx is often referred to as one of Canada’s most elusive creatures, a family that resides in Banff National Park is leading the public to think otherwise. Alex Taylor, a human-wildlife conflict specialist in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks, was recently called out to Deer Lodge in the Lake Louise area when park visitors spotted the mother and her kitten yet again.
Frantic calls to Parks Canada’s dispatch line from concerned park visitors sent Alex Taylor — a Parks Canada human-wildlife conflict specialist in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks — to a spot along the Trans-Canada Highway where a mother lynx and her kitten were lingering next to the fencing meant to protect wildlife from becoming road kill.
Canada's Coolest School Trip is back. This year, as part of the My Parks Pass program, one Grade 8 class will win a four-day trip to Cape Breton Island to celebrate the Fortress of Louisbourg's 300th anniversary. To win, work with your class to create an ad encouraging people to visit the Fortress of Louisbourg or Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Good luck!
A slice of Novia Scotia that has meadows stretching into the distance protected by miles of dykes, a stone-and-stained-glass memorial church, a famous winery and the best viewpoints to watch a billion tonnes of saltwater flood the Bay of Fundy twice a day, is among the latest additions to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. The Landscape of Grand Pré was one of 26 new sites announced at the 36th World Heritage Committee in Russia on June 30, just in time for Canada Day. Others added to the list ...