Category Archives: Large mammals (misc)

Wildlife on the way to Carcross

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The most useful thing I’ve learned over the years about photography is to keep your equipment ready.

When driving I test settings first, then keep the camera and zoom lens equipped on the passenger seat. The result is that I can react quickly when wildlife appears.

A trip to Carcross this week was very scenic and provided some great opportunities — no less than one bear, three moose (a mother and two yearlings) as well as a porcupine.

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Traditional food: Eating a lynx

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During the recent muskrat camp outside Burwash Landing (at Lake Creek territorial campground) students got to meet trappers.

Ryan Sealy of Environment Yukon’s Trapper Education program obtained a lynx from a trapper in Pelly Crossing Yukon. Students saw how the fur is used and also the meat. It turns out lynx is edible — Sealy even calls it a “family favorite.”

The meat was cut into little cubes so that everyone would have a piece. I would describe it as tasting just like chicken if slightly chewier.

Caribou alongside the Alaska Highway

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Caribou have a spring migration and these days they are crossing the Alaska highway outside of Watson Lake and near Teslin Yukon.

It can be a real road hazard at night. A large sign can be seen on the road warning people about their presence.

Huge bison outside Lower Post

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Travelling south of Watson Lake, I saw these massive bison outside Lower Post B.C.

They seemed unbothered by the occasional truck passing by.

Mountain sheep in Kluane National Park

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Driving through Kluane National Park I encountered these Dall sheep.

They are very sure-footed as they climb rocky escarpments.

Deer alongside the road

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Look out anytime driving the Alaska Highway as there could be wildlife along the side.

This deer was spotted between Whitehorse and Haines Junction.

Lynx crossing the road

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Driving to Atlin, BC, spotted this lynx on the Yukon side. A rare encounter.