Wildlife – Mammals

Deer portrait, Big McCoy Island, Georgian Bay

McCoy Alert

Proving that they’re great swimmers, a gorgeous deer bides its time offshore on Big McCoy Island. Deer were also spotted offshore in Cognashene and on the Cathcarts this season.

Black bear standing on hind legs, Rogers Island, Georgian Bay

Bear Hug

A gorgeous black bear stands tall on Roger’s Island.

Close black bear portrait, Dead Island, Georgian Bay

High Alert

A black bear gazes curiously into the camera on Dead Island, before scampering off into the forest.


Large black bear, Churchill Islands, Georgian Bay

Big Bruiser

A large black bear pauses momentarily while foraging for berries in the underbrush of the Churchill Islands.

Bear cub shaking off water, Bustard Islands, Georgian Bay

Shake Yer Booty

A bear cub shakes water off after a swim on the Bustard Islands, close to the Bustard Rocks lighthouse.

Swimming Mink, Philip Edward Island, Georgian Bay

Surface Disturbance

A mink swims by at twilight on the south shore of Philip Edward Island.


Mink skull, Sans Souci, Georgian Bay

Nightmare on Mink St.

A perfectly preserved mink skull reveals its details in the Sans Souci area of Georgian Bay.

Mink with crayfish, West Fox Islands, Georgian Bay

Crayfish Delight

A mink pauses briefly with a crayfish, before consuming everything but the claws on the West Fox Islands.

River otter, Beausoleil Island, Georgian Bay

Otter Check

A river otter, freshly sated from a breakfast of raw Chimney Bay crayfish, surfaces in the early morning light of Beausoleil Island. 5×7″ Print [wp_cart:3918_Otter-Check_5x7:price:45:end] 8×12″ Print [wp_cart:3918_Otter-Check_8x12:price:85:end] 12×18″ Print [wp_cart:3918_Otter-Check_12x18:price:125:end] 16×24″ Print [wp_cart:3918_Otter-Check_16x24:price:165:end]


Standing groundhog, Byng Inlet, Georgian Bay

Little Britt Willy

Wiarton Willy gets a run for his money as a wild groundhog surveys the rough landscape around Byng Inlet’s McNab Rocks. 5×7″ Print [wp_cart:0508_Little-Britt-Willy_5x7:price:45:end] 8×12″ Print [wp_cart:0508_Little-Britt-Willy_8x12:price:85:end] 12×18″ Print [wp_cart:0508_Little-Britt-Willy_12x18:price:125:end] 16×24″ Print [wp_cart:0508_Little-Britt-Willy_16x24:price:165:end]

Deer and two fauns, Big McCoy Island, Georgian Bay

A McCoy Mother

A deer guards her two fauns (just visible behind her) on Big McCoy Island. Even with ‘Big’ in the name, who knew that Big McCoy was large enough to support a deer population, however small? This image is NFS (not for sale), it’s provided for conservation purposes only.

Beaver Skull, Churchill Islands, Georgian Bay

Voyageur Nightmare

A beaver skull sits perfectly reflected in a small pool of water in the Churchill Islands, just south of the mouth of the Key River. 5×7″ Print [wp_cart:5575_Voyageur Nightmare II_5x7:price:45:end] 8×12″ Print  [wp_cart:5575_Voyageur Nightmare II_8x12:price:85:end] 12×18″ Print  [wp_cart:5575_Voyageur Nightmare II_12x18:price:125:end] 16×24″ Print  [wp_cart:5575_Voyageur Nightmare II_16x24:price:165:end]


Beaver, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands. Photo by Sean Tamblyn.

Almighty Branch

A beaver rises out of the water, reaching for branches lying close to the surface . 5×7″ Print [wp_cart:1444_Almighty Branch_5x7:price:45:end]

Mink, Point au Baril, Georgian Bay. Photo by Sean Tamblyn.

Offshore Mink III

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