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Capturing Moments in Canada's Rockies

Wildlife encounters caught on video while out hiking and sightseeing in Canada's beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Grizzly Bear
(Ursus arctos)

Grizzly Bears range in small numbers in Alaska and western Canada as well as eastern Siberia and Hokkaido, and from western Europe and Palestine to the Himalayan region, and possibly the Atlas Mountains of northwest Africa.

Wildlife Icons In Canada's Rocky Mountains

The Canadian Rocky Mountains boast some of the best Wildlife Viewing in the World. The Rocky Mountains are home to an exciting array of mammals and birds. Most commonly seen are Elk, Bighorn Sheep and Deer. The more elusive Bear, Mountain Goats, Wolves and Moose can be found in Canada's Rockies more easily at specific times of the year. Even more rare sightings of Mountain Lion, Lynx and Wolverine are experienced typically by chance of those who spend a significant amount of time exploring Canada's Outdoors.

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Bull Moose Starts Courting a Cow as the Moose Rut Begins

Bull Moose Starts Courting a Cow as the Moose Rut Begins

The moose rut, also known as the mating season or mating period, is a critical and fascinating time in the life cycle of moose (Alces alces), particularly in North America where moose are prevalent. The rut typically occurs in the fall, from late September to early October, varying slightly depending on the region and the specific population of moose. During the rut, male moose, known as bulls, become highly active and aggressive as they compete for the attention of female moose, or cows, for mating opportunities. The primary purpose is to reproduce and ensure the survival of their species.



Moose Calf Gets Rut Zoomies in the Lake

Moose Calf Gets Rut Zoomies in the Lake

Moose Calves grow incredibly fast and this one seems to be Celebrating it's Life in Canada's Rockies Today with a spectacular Display of Youthful Fun in the Lake. Another Young Bull Moose and this Calf's Mum look on during this Calf's crazy fun episode.



Huge Elk Bull's Charging Tourists and Trucks During the Rut

Huge Elk Bull's Charging Tourists and Trucks During the Rut

Huge Elk Bull's Charging Tourists and Trucks During this Year's Rut.



Huge Elk Bulls Fight Over the Toughest Elk Rut Territory

Huge Elk Bulls Fight Over the Toughest Elk Rut Territory

These are two of the most dominant Elk Bulls in this area of the Canadian Rockies. While the Older Bull is a little Larger and more experienced, the slightly Younger Bull has been pressing for dominance here for the last couple of weeks. These two huge Elk Bulls have had several short fights and have bugled back and forth almost constantly in between territory battles. While we don't know if this will be their last fight, it will likely remain one of the most Epic Elk Bull battles we have ever seen. The very rocky terrain under the river water is likely what caused the battle to end as neither of these two evenly matched Giants seemed to want to concede. You can also hear a younger bull near us overlooking the fight and bugling his incredible bugle several times.



New Elk Bull Boss Tires the Older King out with Constant Pursuit During the Elk Rut

New Elk Bull Boss Tires the Older King out with Constant Pursuit During the Elk Rut

Younger New Elk Bull Boss is Tiring the Older King out with Constant Pursuit During the Elk Rut.



Big Bull Moose Boss Approaches During the Rut

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Wildlife on Video - A Magnificent Elk Bull being very active during the Rut in the Canadian Rockies. This Elk rut video is part 2 of 2 of this Bull and his harem as aggression and herding instincts are very high.




Wildlife on Video - Bighorn Rams Fighting for Mating rights During the Bighorn Sheep Rut. The larger Bighorns with superior genetics are able to battle like this for quite a long time during the bighorn sheep mating season. Several larger Rams are seen here battling for the right to mate on this day.




Wildlife on Video - Bighorn headbutting at the height of the Bighorn Sheep Rut or Mating Season. Lots of Bighorn Sheep Ram Rut fighting was witnessed this year and this is some of the Best Bighorn Ram Headbutt battles we have ever witnessed.


Wildlife on Video - The Elk Rut is just a couple months away. Elk Bulls are putting on a lot of weight right now as their testosterone increases and they have access to much more nutritious food. Bugles, Battles and Breeding will be taking over this Beautiful area as Bulls fight to claim or hold their territories' throne.


Wildlife on Video - Elk Bull Fights are numerous during the Rut in Canada's Rockies, but this one was especially striking. Here is a close look at the Largest Elk Bull in this area.. first, a couple clips over the last month, before today's marathon fight with this younger rival. The younger rival has not been stressed near as much during the height of the rutting season, and clearly had the stamina to outlast one of this areas most dominant bulls today. The Bull that conceded defeat today has been the most dominant elk bull in this area now for years. This well known King has had to battle and run off rival bulls on almost a daily basis over the last month and a half, of which shows athleticism and genetics that are extremely rare. We suspect he decided it was more important to preserve his energy as very few cows remain in estrus. He did sustain some injuries here, but will likely be back to fight another day.




Wildlife on Video - We were lucky to witness this huge bull courting a receptive cow during the Moose Rut. The active peak of rutting season for moose is generally the first two weeks of October. Farther North in the hemisphere is earlier as South is a bit later. Moose bulls may court cows for several days during their mating season. The largest and heaviest of the Deer family can often be seen in groups during this time, with both Bulls and Cows potentially competing for mates. Moose Bulls will chase off or even fight rivals for mating rights, while cows that occupy the same area may also chase each other away from a favorite bull moose. You can hear some vocalizations between the bull and cow along with seeing some very rare behavior in these gentle giants.




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on Video

Viewing Wildlife in their natural habitat can be very exhilarating. Let's keep the chance of wildlife encounters existent for future generations.

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Grizzly
Families

Fiercely protective, Grizzly mothers with cubs often seek out higher elevations to avoid confrontation.

Grizzly Mothers and Cubs