Haida Gwaii Wildlife

From the Boat

From the Boat

On her trip to Haida Gwaii, Tansy kept her gimlet eye open for interesting beings…

Humpback tail

Humpback tail

…and was privileged to catch a glimpse of a humpback whale…

Deer

Deer

…and she also saw the strange sight of this deer swimming across a .5 km stretch of water between one side of Sunday inlet to the other.  Despite being land mammals, the deer do swim about, presumably having spied some greener grass on the other side of the inlet.

On the Shore

On the Shore

The shore is also an interesting place to spot wildlife…here is Tansy at Puffin Cove – she did see puffins but they were too small and far away to take pictures of…

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Sea Cucumber

Sea Cucumber

… but Tansy got up close to a sea cucumber, which despite being named after a vegetable, is in fact an echinoderm (a radially symmetrical animal related to sea urchins and starfish) …

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Squid

Squid

…and here is a little cephalopod, washed up on the shore, but still cute!

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Ravens

Ravens

Ravens abound, but Tansy saw more of them on the North Island than she did in the Southern archipelago…

Zebras

Zebras

The only zebras on Haida Gwaii, are the plastic lawn chair variety!

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10 thoughts on “Haida Gwaii Wildlife

  1. Tansy just seems to fit in so well to the environment she’s visited. I’m enjoying these interesting narratives and scenery. The sea cucumber looks quite amazing!

  2. oh my what adventures for Tansy. Great nature photos. And I just noticed the detail on the buttons of her coat…really cute! So our Tansy is not only a fearless and intrepid explorer but also quite the fashionista!

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