Below is a collection of 30 photographs featuring different species of wildlife from across this province. Among other things, you will quickly notice some bad habits people are displaying when it comes to interacting with wild animals, namely feeding them. This is not only very dangerous, but also irresponsible because inevitably something will happen and ultimately it’s the animal that ends up paying the price, usually with their life.
Please do not replicate the behaviours depicted in some of these photographs. If you do happen to run into a wild animal, enjoy the moment, but make sure that the encounter ends peacefully for both parties. If you’re unsure how to react after spotting wildlife this useful information from WildSmart should help you be better prepared.
For now, just sit back, relax, and enjoy these historical wildlife photographs.
All of the above photos are published with permission from the Glenbow Archives. Additional information can be found for each photograph on the Glenbow website by searching the identification number that is printed on each photo.
There is also the option to purchase a high resolution copy. Stay tuned for additional posts featuring historical photos from Alberta. We would love to know what you think in the comment section below.
Tyler is originally from Saskatchewan, and yes he cheers for the Roughriders, but don’t hold that against him as Calgary has been his home for the past eight years. He is a teacher working at a wilderness-
based treatment program for youth working to overcome addiction. Tyler is also a volunteer with the GOT Parks initiative, which aims at reconnecting Canada’s youth with our national, provincial, and territorial parks. During his time away from work, Tyler enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and snowboarding, team sports, travelling, photography, spending time with good friends, and being at home with his wife and German Shepherd, Rome.
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