Red-throated loon’s family

Already a few days ago, I had shown this great brid, the red-throated loon in flight, because it is a marvelously gorgeous bird. But after a few days, we could also find a mother with two chicks in a small pool near Fort Ross. This gives us the possibility to admire it on the surface of water. Red-throated diver or red-throated… Read More

Birds of Prince Leopold Island 3/3

An island, a cliff, tens of thousands of nesting birds. This is the opportunity to shoot a few nice pictures, even if the sheer number makes it more difficult, not simpler. Thick-billed murre (Uria lomvia, Guillemot de Brünnich).   Black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla, Mouette tridactyle).   Prince Leopold Island, Nunavut, Canada. August 2016.

Birds of Prince Leopold Island 2/3

An island, a cliff, tens of thousands of nesting birds. This is the opportunity to shoot a few nice pictures, even if the sheer number makes it more difficult, not simpler. Glaucous gull (Larus hyperboreus, Goéland bourgmestre). Thick-billed murre (Uria lomvia, Guillemot de Brünnich). Black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla, Mouette tridactyle). Prince Leopold Island, Nunavut, Canada.… Read More

Neighbours bickering on Prince Leopold Island cliffs

When tens of thousands of birds nest on the same cliff face, conflicts cannot be fully avoided. But when your neighbour needs to literally trample your own bed to reach his room, shouting is soon not enough. It seems kittiwakes are permanently bickering. This could be easily understood from the fact there is limited space to… Read More

Birds of Prince Leopold Island 1/3

An island, a cliff, tens of thousands of nesting birds. This is the opportunity to shoot a few nice pictures, even if the sheer number makes it more difficult, not simpler. Glaucous gull (Larus hyperboreus, Goéland bourgmestre). Thick-billed murre (Uria lomvia, Guillemot de Brünnich). Black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla, Mouette tridactyle). Prince Leopold Island, Nunavut, Canada.… Read More

Polar bear in Bellot Strait

When crossing Bellot Strait, so narrow and so emblematic of the centuries-long search for the Northwest Passage, we came across this bear which seemed to be interested in mountain climbing (or those bird nests perched halfway up on the so-colourful rock).   Polar bear (Ursus maritimus, Ours polaire). Bellot Strait, Nunavut, Canada. August 2016.

Muskox

Muskox – Close up

Muskox is definitely hard to approach. Probably because it’s hunted in Canada by Inuits. Our fist encounter was with a corpse dried by time since it had died. Here, I learned several things that may not appear immediately obvious from photographs, that only immediate proximity can put in a brighter light: Morphologically speaking, muskox is… Read More