During the spring, summer and fall I spend much of my time in the Canadian wilderness, hiking and canoeing. I always take my binoculars and camera with me and observe and take pictures of the animals, plants and landscapes I see. On my canoe trips up in the far north and in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia I have seen just about any animal there is to see like Grizzly Bears, Caribou, Moose, Elk, Beaver, Otters, Wolf, Wolverine, and many birds like Bald and Golden Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Ospreys, Prairie Hawks, Red-tailed and Swainsons Hawks, Owls, Tundra Swans, Sandhill Cranes, loons and other numerous animals and birds. It is always such a thrill to see animals in the wild. Unfortunately, it is not easy, to photograph wild animals, especially when drifting down the river in a canoe. Usually they disappear into the bush or take flight before one gets close enough for a good picture.