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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

The Adventure Continued - Day 1-3

It was an uneventful trip to Winnipeg. I sailed through check in and Security in spite of my slightly overweight carry-on. I was in Winnipeg and sitting in the rental car by 10:30 local time. But I wasn't sure what to do. So I looked at the map and decided to head to Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park. It was a nice drive but not much to photograph. I shot some images in Hecla and headed back to Winnipeg. There was a farmer baling straw. I think that was the best shot of the day.Baling - click for larger
Baling - click for larger

Back in Winnipeg I checked into my Hotel and had dinner in the lobby bar. There was a group just back from Churchill exchanging bear stories. Sounds like they had a great time.

I went up to my room and rearranged my gear for the next part of the trip. My friends and fellow adventure seekers, Robert, Scott and John arrived around 8pm. We made plans to get up the next day at 5 a.m. and head to Riding Mountain National Park for first light. Then we went to bed.

We drove an hour before stopping for Breakfast. It was mild and the roads were clear. Along the way we saw a few things including a Bald Eagle and a Snowy Owl. We didn’t get "keeper" images but it was great to see these birds!

Over the next couple of days we worked Riding Mountain National Park. It's so great to be out working with other photographers. We are all very passionate and driven to get images. At the same time we are all very supportive of each other. We all tried to make sure the other guys would get their shot as well.

We saw so much in the Park. Here are a few highlights:Bison - click for larger
Bison - click for larger

Spruce Grouse - click for larger
Spruce Grouse - click for larger

Northern Hawk Owl - click for larger
Northern Hawk Owl - click for larger

Ruffed Grouse  - click for larger
Ruffed Grouse - click for larger

Coyote - click for larger
Coyote - click for larger

Wetlands - click for larger
Wetlands - click for larger

Tomorrow we leave for Churchill and then on to the Seal River. Can’t wait!

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Marta said...

Great to read about the first days of your adventure and to see some fantastic photos. Am looking forward to the next installment!

18 November 2009 at 08:05  

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