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Gray Whale Baja California

One of the best places to see a Gray Whale up close and personal is in Magdalena Bay in the Baja California, Mexico.
Magdalena Bay is the winter breeding ground of Gray Whales who travel over 5,000 miles or 8,050 kilometres from their arctic feeding and mating grounds. The Bay has ideal conditions for a gray whale ...
Cape Breton Nova Scotia

An autumn wonderland awaits in the Cape Breton National Park of Nova Scotia, Canada.
A typical scene in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Nova Scotia, Canada during fall are the yellows, reds, and browns mixed with fresh flowing water. Nova Scotia is situated on the Easte ...
Fall Leaves Washington

The pristine Merriman Creek with fall leaves situated near Quinault Lake in the Olympic National Park of Washington, USA.
The Merriman Falls are situated not far from the side of the road near Quinault Lake in the Olympic National Park in Washington. During early winter the moss covered edges are frosted with ice and ...
Santorini Greece

A church with a view in the village of Oia in Santorini, Greece, Europe.
The bright white and blue buildings in the village of Oia in Santorini, Greece stand out in stark contrast to the surrounding landscape.This is a church with a view indeed, of the Aegean Sea and c ...
Kouchibouguac New Brunswick

The Kouchibouguac National Park in New Brunswick has 60 kilometres of cycle and hiking trails.
The paths which wind their way through Kouchibouguac National Park in New Brunswick are ideal for cycling or hiking through the mosaics of bogs, salt marshes, abandoned fields and forests.The Kouc ...
Quebec City

The city of Levis is situated on the southern shore of the St Lawrence River directly opposite Quebec City, Canada.
A partly frozen St Lawrence River separates the two cities of Quebec and Levis. The crisp cool of the evening made for a clear view across the mighty river towards the historic Fairmont Le Fronten ...
Whale Shark Galapagos

The huge Whale Shark is the largest known fish on this planet.
Contrary to what its name suggests, the whale shark is not actually related to whales in any way, except for its sheer size.The Whale Shark is a filter feeder and is gentle and docile around human ...
Dempster Highway Lights

Solar energy lights up the night sky along the Dempster Highway in the Yukon Territory, Canada.
In the harsh environment along Canada's only arctic road, the Dempster Highway, the northern lights stream across the sky. The Dempster Highway stretches from Dawson City in the Yukon to Inuvik in ...
Bald Eagle

A sharp eyed Bald Eagle rests during a snowfall in Alaska, USA.
The scientific name for a bald eagle is Haliaeetus leucocephalus. A bald eagle is classified as a Sea or Fish Eagle and it generally preys on fish although it will also prey on small mammals if it ...
Niagara Falls Ontario

The world famous Niagara Falls are not to be missed during a vacation in Ontario, Canada.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in the province of Ontario in Canada are the Niagara Falls. Although at times it is hard to find a spot near the falls to set up a camera and tripod, it is a little e ...
Mistaya River

Backdropped by the Rocky Mountains, the Mistaya River flows towards the canyon.
A wonderful place to get lost in a world of discovery is Banff National Park at places such as the Mistaya Canyon and River. The area is surrounded by mountainous scenery, and interesting rock formations ...
Lobster Cove Lighthouse

The Lobster Cove Lighthouse shines its light in Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada.
Situated in Rocky Harbour in the world famous Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, Canada the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse is a popular place to visit in the park. What was once the lightkeepers ...

A beautiful young Cougar keeps a sharp lookout on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
The powerful, and nimble Cougar is one of the top preditors in Canada. Their behaviour is similar to that of a domestic cat when in predatory mode. They will often use the element of surprise to catch ...
Sawyer Glacier Alaska

The beautiful blue of the Sawyer Glacier in South East Alaska contrasts with the rocks along the side of the glacier path.
The Sawyer Glacier is situated in the Tracy Arm inside the Tongass National Forest of Alaska, USA. Tour boats depart from the cruise ship port of Juneau, the capital city of Alaska, for the Sawyer ...
African Elephants

A group of African Elephants gather at a water hole in the Estoha National Park of Namibia, Africa.
The average lifespan of African Elephants is between 60 and 70 years. Their only predator is man, who hunts them illegally for their ivory tasks as well as competing with them for land.
Inukshuk Alaska

An inukshuk with the Aurora borealis or Northern Lights overhead in Alaska, USA.
One of the best places to see the northern lights is in Alaska and the Inukshuk is a traditional method of marking a route in the arctic tundra. Although in english the spelling is inukshuk the correct ...
Pacific White Sided Dolphins

A group of Pacific White Sided Dolphins speed through the water off the coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
This huge group of Pacific White Sided Dolphins were really stirring up the water as they travelled through Blackfish Sound. They seemed to be on a mission to get somewhere. Pacific White Sided Dolphins ...
Bald Eagles

A funny scene of a group of Bald Eagles lined up on a log in Alaska, USA.
Approximately half the world's population of Bald Eagles is located in Alaska, USA. Together with the population from British Columbia, Canada the northwest coast of North America represents the largest ...
Muriwai Beach NZ

The Tasman Sea gently laps the shores of the North Island at Muriwai Beach near Auckland, NZ, New Zealand.
A great place for bird watching is Muriwai Beach situated a little north of Auckland City on the North Island of New Zealand. Muriwai Beach area is an important mainland Gannet breeding site and a ...
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