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When a deer licked the filter on our 10-20mm lens

A few weeks ago, the weekend after I took this picture,


22 Oct 2009


we went to Ottawa to meet a friend. Luckily the snow stopped but was replaced by rain and fog. Perfect time to go to a drive-through park! And I do mean this in a non-ironic way, we couldn’t have picked a better time.

The park looked so spooky and knowing that not far away there were wolves and bears was increasing the boooooo factor! At least for me.






The first animals we saw were the wapiti. We, all city folks, were quite astonished by their white butts and the fact that they were not afraid to come close to the car, stick their noses through the slightly-open window and if the possibility arose, lick the instrument that was taking their picture! Who knows? Maybe it’s made of food.



The male deer were quite majestic with their huge antlers, some just standing in the middle of the road almost saying “This is my home! I will move whenever I want! Ok?”.






We saw some buffalos, including a mother buffalo and her baby, during junior’s dinner time. (You don’t see the baby? Count the legs you see in the photo!)




From afar and from the other side of the pen, these Arctic wolves don’t seem so fierce!




This one looks actually cute and fluffy. Here wolfie, wolfie!




Changing species and food chain level, look at these cuties!



And funny story behind this: the male in the background, the prince of this harem, was probably in the mood for something-something because he kept making these (we assumed mating calls) noises that sounded just like burping. “Hey honeys! One of you better come here! And bring some more beer!”

Comments (4)

  • Awesome pictures! I love it! Such adventures!!

  • This is the kind of stuff you usually only see from professionals. Go you!!! You are awesome, beautiful, talented, smart, funny, charming, wicked cool, and I am so proud to be your friend! I’m lucky to be a part of your life, even though we’re thousands of miles away and I had to choose between my career and your wedding. Yes, it still hurts, no I still haven’t really forgiven myself. But I love you and I miss you, and I don’t care who knows it, which is why I’m posting this as a comment. No, I haven’t smoked anything other than my usual Pall Mall menthol slims. And no, I’m still not quitting, yet. You can spank me when you come home. I’m sure D will understand. And if anyone else has a problem with that, they can kiss my lily ass ( the tan is fading you know ). I miss you, pookie!

  • Hey Alexandra,

    Here I am. 🙂 The pictures in the latest post are great, especially the first one. I love your blog, and the funny way u are writing.

    It took me a while, until I managed to find some time to read blogs and to visit yours, as my schedule is so busy right now at work. But I’ve found also your polaroid related post. It made me happy to find out that it is not quite the end.


  • Thanks you guys! You are awesome!

    Here’s a kiss going your way TBK!

    Caity, I’m glad you liked the pics 🙂

    Anna, welcome! I love your blog too!


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