Wildlife of the Canadian Rockies
The Canadian Rockies are home to a vast array of iconic species, from magnificent grizzly bears to curious snowshoe hares. Photographer Colleen Gara shares her fascination with this dramatic landscape and the animals that call it home.
The Canadian Rockies are a vast mountainous landscape, stretching for about 1,000 miles from the top of British Columbia in the north to the US border in the south. They are home to jagged snowy peaks and stunning turquoise lakes, as well as a large number of charismatic big mammals such as Grizzly bears, black bears, elk, bighorn sheep, moose and caribou.
About the photographer
Colleen Gara is a wildlife and nature photographer based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is passionate about photographing wildlife in their natural surroundings, from the Rocky Mountains to the prairies. Colleen’s hope is that her images will help foster a connection between the viewer and her wild subjects, raising awareness to protect both the animals and their natural habitats. She strongly believes in ethical photography practices and all of her images are of wild animals only – nothing captive or baited.
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