Nicolas Dory Photography

Flying Ravens

February 28th, 2011
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Last weekend, I spent quite some time taking pictures of flying Common Ravens along the Yukon River. The Yukon’s ravens are larger and heavier than other ravens, and they also have larger bills. The Common Raven (also known as the Northern Raven) can be seen everywhere in Yukon from Northern B.C. to Beaufort Sea. The raven is so important that he was adopted as the Yukon’s official bird in 1985.
Flying Raven (Corvus corax)
Flying Ravens (Corvus corax)
Flying Raven (Corvus corax)
Flying Raven (Corvus corax)
A Common Raven flying above the Yukon River

Ice floes

February 23rd, 2011
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Ice floes drifting down from Bennett Lake to Nares Lake.
Ice floes drifting down to Nares Lake

Cacross and Bennett Lake

February 22nd, 2011
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These two pictures are actually a panorama composed of two images. The first panoramic view is taken from the bridge on the South Klondike Highway. The second image is a view on Bennett Lake from the footbridge of Cacross.

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Cacross and Bennett Lake
Bennett Lake (Yukon)

Quiet day on Nares Lake

February 21st, 2011
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Here is a panoramic view of Nares Lake and Caribou Mountain by a beautiful, cold winter afternoon in Carcross (Yukon).

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Nares Lake (Yukon)

Gray Jay: the opportunist

February 20th, 2011
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The Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) is well known to be a bird with opportunistic feeding habits. I spent quite some time this afternoon with a small group of Gray Jays feeding on leftover meat in the snow left by a sled dog team.
Gray Jay in flight (Perisoreus canadensis)
Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)
Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)