Sunday, 28 October 2012

Algonquin Park: peak of autumn colours and meetings the inhabitants

While driving from Toronto to Montreal we decided to do a kind of detour and visit the huge Regional Park Algonquin, in the north of Ontario...The second of October 2012 was the day with the peak of autumn colours in the Park and was the day we spent there hiking and taking pictures:-) We were looking for mooses and bevers, but spotted birds, an otter and tons of squirrels and chipmunks...I also enjoyed the autumn leaves a lot!
Algonquin Park Nature
Algonquin Park
Algonquin Park
Algonquin Park Nature
Algonquin Park
Nico was really charmed by all the variety of different mushrooms and sponges and took tons of fantastic pics...While doing this he also spotted a specie from the common Garter snake (not dangerous for people). A small selection is below:
Algonquin Park Nature
Algonquin Park Nature


19 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

That first autumn motive is striking!

Rosemary said...

Lovely autumnal colours and animals. Really like your colourful burst at the beginning.

stardust said...

Hi, Jana, the first image made me feel warping into the middle of autumn at Algonquin Park. The snake gave me creeps. Other than that, all are fantastic! Thanks for the autumn report of your travel.

Yoko

Lies said...

Natuur-kunstwerkjes, Jana...
Lie(f)s.

Koryn said...

Cool effect on the first photo! How did you do that??

Barb said...

Oh, gosh - I love all the fall shots and so many great critter pics, too. The snake is so vivid and the heron looks like it's gazing at its reflection. Wonderful!

papillon said...

Hi Jana,
Eure Bilder sind soooo wunderschön.
LG und happy new week
J+C

kulasa said...

makes me really wish we had Autumn on my side of the world too! those brightly colored leaves and lively critters made my day...even the snake made me feel glad to be alive haha, the reflection shots are awesome...makes me dreamy and at peace.....blessed day to you and keep touring us around the world :)

Kristie Franklin said...

Gorgeous images! The colors are beautiful and makes me long for autumn. In Texas, we go straight from summer to winter with very little if any autumn. I really miss the color change. :)

The first image is stunning!

Dietmut said...

Jana, prachtig die specht aan het werk. Groetjes Dietmut

Pieces of Sunshine said...

What a lovely collection Jana. LOVE your last, beautiful light and contrast - you must have been lying on the ground for this shot.

Filip and Kristel said...

Excellent pictures Jana and Nico, I can not believe that you spotted this snake and how good this photo is.

Greetings,
Filip

Jana said...

thank you for all the nice words!
@Yoko: about the snake, it not a dangerous one (dangerous only for small animals);
@Koryn: its called panning, while you make the pic you zoomin/out; it gives pretty cool results;
@Pieces of sunshine: the last pic is accomplished by Nico without lying on the ground thanks to the very flexible screen of our Canon G12:-)

Koryn said...

Oh... Hmm. I should try that! Will experiment one of these days and will let you know how it turns out!

Karen said...

Hi Jana, beautiful images. The first one is lovely. Best Wishes Karen.

Erika said...

I like colors and pictures of mushrooms. Cheers.

fiziskandarz said...

My oh my! We really like the autumnal colours on the lake! It must be really awesome to be able to spend time walking on a beautiful woods at this time of year :D

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Amazing photos of the animals and mushrooms and nature. Marvelous !

AVCr8teur said...

Wow, so beautiful autumn colors. You must have been very patient to spot so many creatures in hiding. I do not think I would be happy seeing a snake so close-up.