THE GOOSE

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WHAT IT IS

This Canada Goose is part of the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group. The goose is equipped with a GPS and small HD camera and is tasked to patrol the waters near Peawanuck Ontario, Canada.

In its first assignment, this goose was partially responsible for the rescue of two sea kayakers who were floundering in the waters of Hudson Bay.

After being released from hospital, Sapphire took this “thank you” photo and sent it to the Patrol Group.

 

WHAT IT IS NOT

 

While hiking along a mountain trail near Denver Colorado, Cricket lost his eyeglasses. My brother’s eyesight is negligible without his glasses. When we came across a huge sign stating “Why not came to the Denver Rodeo?”, he thought a close-up photo of the question mark would be interesting!!!!

 

THE DEER

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WHAT IT IS

 

After 18 gruelling days in the Australian outback with famous bushman Shucks Founddit, Sapphire and I had all but given up on seeing him. It was 9 am, February 16 – we just broke camp – we saw him:  a North American white-tail deer running with a mob of Australian kangaroos.

 

WHAT IT IS NOT

I can still see Cricket walking Hwy 6. He twisted his ankle on a rock and fell down a 30 foot embankment, his camera firing the whole time.

 

THE MUNK

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WHAT IT IS

This munk was trained in Oslo Norway by the Handelsbanken to help their customers at the ATM machines. It seems many of the banks clients were dropping their money as they counted the currency. Handelsbanken responded by training this munk to retrieve the notes and give the money back to the customers. However, the program has been temporarily hauled because some startled customers have slapped the munk across the vestibule, causing some injury. Sapphire spent several hours going from ATM to ATM before finally getting this photo.

WHAT IT IS NOT

Annual chipmunk races are a popular pursuit in North western Ontario, Canada. Just before the end of September, chipmunks are gathered together near Ignace Ontario for the event. My brother Cricket took a photo of this last place finisher in September 2012.