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.Wildlife On Video Channel
Bighorn Headbutting Battle in Canada's Rockies
These Bighorn Rams in their rutting season were triggered into a Headbutting battle we were lucky enough to capture. All in their Prime, three Rams eventually turned into four, with the attraction seeming to be the sound of other Rams headbutting. We are showing the highlights here, which is almost all headbutting of one of the most incredible Wildlife days in the Canadian Rockies for us. This is with original sound.. we hope you can appreciate why we left it as is, including it's faults.
Rocky Mountain Goats descend with their Winter Coats
King of the Mountains; Rocky Mountain Goats descend from the Alpine in Spring searching for easily accessible food today. Mountain goats have distinctive beards and thick, long winter coats to protect them from cold temperatures and biting mountain winds as seen here. A sub-alpine to alpine species, Rocky Mountain Goats are very sure-footed climbers not even rivaled by Bighorns. Mountain goats are not actually goats, rather close relatives more properly known as goat-antelopes. They have hooves with two toes that can spread wide to improve balance and better grab sharp surfaces. Rough pads on the bottom of each toe provides incredible grip, such as a natural rock climbing shoe.
Largest Bull Meets His Match during the Elk Rut
Elk Bull Battles 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 battle 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.
Battle Between Two Elk Bull Giants
Some Rare luck offered witness to two well-known Elk Bull Giants in Battle today during the Rut. The current Palisades King in control of this area's Harem was defeated by the Talbot King here Tonight. Sorry for the shakiness.. the camera had to be held over our head to capture these awesome moments as best we could in a very tricky situation
A Canadian Grizzly Bear Romance
Grizzly Bears seek out suitable partners from May through July with a peak being in mid-June. Please let us know if the audio is OK or if we should alter it? ..The Grizzlies did not make any natural sounds during this encounter and we thought we would lighten it up a bit.
The early stages of the Elk Rut in Canada's Rockies - Jasper National Park. These Video Clips are fractions of several days of a Wonderful experience. This particular Bull Elk has aggressively defended His harem from Several other Bulls over the last few days, of which is still quite early for the Elk Rutting Season.watch video
Wildlife on Video - The Bighorn Rut is Comingwatch video
Wildlife on Video - Bull Behaviors with His Harem During the Elk Rutwatch video
In nature with Canadian Rocky Mountain Bighorn Rams during their rutting season. We were very lucky to witness this Epic Battle between two very gifted Bighorn Rams.watch video
Newborn Black bear cubs are born just a little larger than a hamster in the Den(January), but grow rapidly. By the time they emerge from their dens(usually April), they are typically the size of a house cat. This Cub is the smallest example of what we have ever seen in Canada's Rockies at this time of year... Hoping to see this charismatic little one do a lot of growing in the next few weeks.watch video
An amazing Bull Moose Warming Up for His Rut Season in Canada's Rockies. You can hear him communicating if you listen closely. This Bull Moose spent some time with 2 different females within just a couple hours in one day, but the companionship didn't last yet on this day.watch video
- Newborn Elk Calves First Few Months in Canada's Rockies
- Bears are Coming Out of Hibernation
- Grizzly Mum and Cubs Stalked by Black Bear Boar
- Gentle Giants Craving Salt and Conserving Energy in Winter
- A Formidable Family - Grizzly Mum and 3 Cubs
- An Elk Bull Champion in the Off Season
- Mule Deer Winter Fur and Food
- Vocal Elk Bulls Sparring After the Rut
- Most Successful and Battled Elk Bull in this Territory
- White-Tailed Deer Making First Tracks on a New Beautiful Blanket
- Can You Hug a Porcupine? Thousands of Reasons to Back Off!
- Bighorns After a Heavy Snowfall
- Bighorn Sheep are Absolute Units
- Bighorn Rams Sensing Chemistry Changes in Ewes During the Rut
- Rare White Bighorn Sheep Ram Lamb
- Grizzly Mum and her Tiny New Explorers
- Very Active Elk Bull with His Harem During the Elk Rut
Viewing Wildlife in their natural habitat can be very exhilarating. Let's keep the chance of wildlife encounters existent for future generations.Wildlife on Video
Fiercely protective, Grizzly mothers with cubs often seek out higher elevations to avoid confrontation.Grizzly Mothers and Cubs