Thanks for your help – voting is now closed! Winners will be contacted by Dec.15th.
The prizes are as follows:
1st place in each category = $200 for Don’s Photo + free calendar
2nd place in each category = $50 for Don’s Photo + free calendar
3rd place in each category = free calendar
Calendar details will be announced shortly!
Red fox pups full of curiosity and absolutely no fear.
Southeast Saskatchewan near Wapella in July 2017
I sorted 300 animal pictures for this contest. I wanted a Bear, a Moose, a Bald Eagle….something magnificent. Finally I chose one of the most common bird in Saskatchewan.
Morality : Nature is beautiful since you set foot outside
Beaver creek. Black-capped chickadee.
Red Fox – this Kit and it’s siblings where playing in the nearby bale stack in southwest Saskatchewan
A great-horned owl sits camouflaged in a dead tree at Horse Creek, SK.
Nothing says spring in Saskatchewan quite like lekking Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus), found shaking their tail feathers south of Saskatoon, SK.
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes), Cluff Lake, SK
Sandhill cranes near Saskatoon, SK Sept 2017
One of the many Rocky Mountain Elk found right outside Waskesiu, Saskatchewan
Red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) on a branch at Pike Lake Provincial Park in Saskatchewan
Displaying sharp-tailed grouse in May 2017
Usual end of the day appointment in Saskatchewan: Mule deer on the side road just before arriving in Cypress Hill
Juvenile prairie rattle snake (Crotalus viridis), emerging from its winter hibernaculum in Grasslands National Park
Pelicans on Wascana Lake Regina
Place: South of Consul, SK
Species: Ferruginous Hawk
Endangered Ord’s Kangaroo Rat found in the great Sandhills on Ord’s Kangaroo Rat surveys done by Ministry of Environment and the Conservation data Centre in the summer of 2017.
These surveys are done to get a better estimate of where the Ord’s Kangaroo rat range is and extends to as they are currently endangered due to fragmentation, human disturbances, harsh winters and lack of forest fire which keeps the sand dunes unstabilized.