"There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot. These essays are the delights and dilemmas of one who cannot" - Aldo Leopold
Dall sheep of Ivvavik National Park
In an area as remote as Ivvavik National Park, encounters with wildlife are not unexpected and always provide memorable experiences, even if they are observed everyday, such as the common Dall sheep that are always trampling through our campsite to lick the grey water tarp or knocking over the barbeque to chew on the mop head. Disgusting, I know, and I have no idea why they are attracted to bleach, detergent and toothpaste. Nonetheless, they are quite beautiful animals to admire.
A photo that most people go awww!
The above photo was taken near the end of the field season when the mosquito problem is getting worse and worse. Yikes.