The sun rises through majestic river red gums over Lake Yanga within Yanga National Park. The park is now part of the larger Murrumbidgee Valley National Park created in 2010, to protect what is now the largest continuous tract of river red gum forest in the world. Over 150 species of birds call the wetlands home. The river red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) is an iconic tree seen along many watercourses right across inland Australia and can live over 1000 years. Regatta Beach, Balranald, New South Wales, Australia.
Summer dandelions and bears. Taken in Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park (Anhluut’ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga’asanskwhl Nisga’a). The park is included in the landmark treaty, the “Nisga’a Final Agreement”, between the Government of Canada and the Nisga’a Nation. Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park is also the first provincial park to be jointly managed by a First Nation and BC Parks. Northern British Columbia, Canada
An American Marten (Martes americana), also known as a Pine Marten, in the snow on Hudson Bay Mountain near Smithers in Northern British Columbia. Martens normally eat small mammals such as squirrels and rodents. They are however related to the wolverine and capable of hunting much larger snowshoe hares and marmots. I was lucky enough to see this guy out of the corner of my eye while I was snowboarding. He ran down a tree well; so I boarded over, took my backpack off, got my camera out, changed out the wide angle lens for the 400mm, and waited. After sitting there quietly for a few minutes he then popped his head up again. Northern British Columbia, Canada.