My other whiny excuse is that I don't have a great telephoto lens. I think that is an essential tool to get those great animal and bird photos I see posted online from other Algonquin Park enthusiasts. This coming season I might have access to more pictures as LT starts to use the new GoPro he got for Christmas.
In the meantime, here are some of the different wildlife we've captured in pictures:
|A raft of loons, I never tire of seeing them
|Osprey nest with birds perched over on the right
|Merganser duck taking off
|A frog hanging out at the top of Stacks Falls
|A chipmunk who bit my finger right after this was taken (it's not his fault my finger looked like a pistachio nut)
|Not a bear, but bear scat - I'd rather see that than the bear that left it!
|Not a beaver, but a beaver's home
We've also seen, but not photographed, snakes (I've seen TWO!), beavers, otters, crows, that majestic eagle, turtles, red squirrels, slugs, minnows and lots and lots of mosquitoes, deer flies and black flies!
Probably the most surprising animal behaviour we've seen is a swimming chipmunk 10+ meters from shore. We witnessed that twice on the same day in very different lakes. No word of a lie.