Sunday, August 1, 2010

My Jasper National Park Trip

Hello again, Today I will show you a few photos of my trip to Jasper National Park with 2 of my friends. The round trip was 800 kilometers. We started early in the A.M. oh was it early. I am still tired. Well, here are some photos.

This is an Elk, or Wapiti

Feeding at the side of the road, this fellow is huge.

Lots of good food here.

These fellows were waiting for us when we got into the park, they are Wall Climbers.

There were lots of people stopping, to get photos, of the Elk. They were getting to close, to these huge wild animals, for my comfort. I didn't want to see anyone get hurt, so we decided to go. I hope you like these photos.


  1. The Mountain Sheep are called Bighorn Sheep.

  2. Love the shots of the Elk Horst. I imagine they are a very powerful animal.
    Amazes me, and angers me, the stupidity of some people, when in the company of 'wild' animals.

  3. I saw these in Flickr...they are all awesome Horst. Each one.

  4. Those people really are close!!! I would have been nervous too! Wonderful photos, as always!

  5. Just so you know... I changed my url. Gerry had to un-follow the old and then follow the new url!

  6. Wow, I wouldn't want to fool around with a rack like that. Love your photos. Some people just don't have a clue when it comes to wildlife. It is wise to have a little respect for these animals and give them some space. People do the same thing with moose at Algonquin Park. They are big, beautiful and wild. I have even heard of people getting badly hurt or killed by deer, because they got too close and the deer got scared and reared up and kicked them with their powerful hooves and legs. Cute ... yes but also wild.
    I would love to go west and see the mountains and Jasper one of these days. Thank you Horst for sharing your adventure and photos.
    Take care!
    Dianne :)

  7. Great photos. They are awesome animals. Thanks for sharing your trip.

  8. Thank you everyone for your great comments, I really enjoyed my trip with my friends. It was a good day.

  9. Looks like a fun trip and something I'd really enjoy. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us Horst.

  10. Love your view. Its nice to see them in the park and outside the park. The ones outside are more skiddish and not used to people.Spectacular, I have some Big Horned from around Hinton I have to post yet.
    Horst thanks for stopping by. Stay warm , the nights out here are cooling somewhat and were getting all geared up for harvest.
    Nice to see you here.

  11. I love the Big Horned on the Mountain. Amazing shot.

  12. That elk sure looks healthy. What a set of racks on him. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful photos from your trip..


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