Nick Parayko (@nickparaykoimages) — 🐾 Wildlife Biologist
🍁 Alberta based #nature  and #wildlife  photographer
📸 Capturing Alberta's wild side
👉 FB @NickParaykoImages 
📧 nparayko@gmail.com 
A Great Blue Heron stretches it’s neck beyond the limits of an Instagram crop. I
A Great Blue Heron stretches it’s neck beyond the limits of an Instagram crop. In Alberta, I’ve found these birds extremely difficult to approach, but this individual was quite tolerant of my slow approach and stalked submerged prey for nearly an hour in front of my kayak! • • • • • #birds_adored#bird_brilliance#nuts_about_birds#explorecanada#wildlife_perfection#planetbirds#bb_of_ig#kings_birds#exclusive_wildlife#BestBirdShots#your_best_birds#wildlife_inspired#yourshotphotographer#birdfreaks#InstaNatureFriends_#live_love_wildlife#EarthCapture#imagesofcanada#destination_wild#wildplanet#CanadianCreatives#exploreAlberta#earthpix
14.06.2019 16:55:51
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A young Great Horned Owl checks me out from above. I generally try to avoid taki
A young Great Horned Owl checks me out from above. I generally try to avoid taking photos of subjects that are way above or below eye level, but was happy to take a high key approach (overexposing the photo to ensure the subject was properly exposed) to this image and isolate the fledgling against the bright sky. • • • • • #birds_adored#bird_brilliance#nuts_about_birds#explorecanada#wildlife_perfection#planetbirds#bb_of_ig#kings_birds#exclusive_wildlife#BestBirdShots#your_best_birds#wildlife_inspired#yourshotphotographer#birdfreaks#InstaNatureFriends_#live_love_wildlife#EarthCapture#imagesofcanada#destination_wild#wildplanet#CanadianCreatives#exploreAlberta#earthpix
08.06.2019 17:17:53
Yellow-breasted Chat, a southeastern Alberta specialty. I’ve previously had trou
Yellow-breasted Chat, a southeastern Alberta specialty. I’ve previously had trouble locating these birds, but this week I finally found a few and came out with a few solid images from one of my favorite parks in the province. Dinosaur Provincial Park is chock full of stunning views and wildlife and well worth a visit! • • • • • #birds_adored#bird_brilliance#nuts_about_birds#explorecanada#wildlife_perfection#planetbirds#bb_of_ig#kings_birds#exclusive_wildlife#BestBirdShots#your_best_birds#wildlife_inspired#birdfreaks#live_love_wildlife#EarthCapture#imagesofcanada#destination_wild#wildplanet#CanadianCreatives#exploreAlberta#earthpix#abparks
06.06.2019 17:18:02
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Short-eared owl at sundown • A few years ago I was heading home from the field w
Short-eared owl at sundown • A few years ago I was heading home from the field when I pulled over to take a call from @white_hallux. Almost immediately after we started talking I looked to my right and the owl I had been observing off in the distance had come in and land on the post right beside my truck! How often does that happen!? Thankfully the owl stuck around long enough for me to snap a few quick photos mid-call. 😅 I’ve had no luck finding these owls this year, but am hoping my luck changes this week when I’ll be in prime habitat 🤞 • • • • • #birds_adored#bird_brilliance#nuts_about_birds#explorecanada#wildlife_perfection#planetbirds#bb_of_ig#kings_birds#exclusive_wildlife#BestBirdShots#your_best_birds#wildlife_inspired#yourshotphotographer#birdfreaks#InstaNatureFriends_#live_love_wildlife#EarthCapture#imagesofcanada#destination_wild#wildplanet#CanadianCreatives#exploreAlberta#earthpix
02.06.2019 19:25:42
Big thanks to these branches for framing my subject so well 🙌 Foreground branche
Big thanks to these branches for framing my subject so well 🙌 Foreground branches are typically a major issue for getting clean photos, but in this case the curvature of the out-of-focus branch worked perfectly with the perch used by this Golden-Crowned Kinglet. • • • • • #birds_adored#bird_brilliance#nuts_about_birds#explorecanada#wildlife_perfection#planetbirds#bb_of_ig#kings_birds#exclusive_wildlife#BestBirdShots#your_best_birds#wildlife_inspired#yourshotphotographer#birdfreaks#InstaNatureFriends_#live_love_wildlife#EarthCapture#imagesofcanada#destination_wild#wildplanet#CanadianCreatives#exploreAlberta#earthpix
28.05.2019 18:33:08
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Close portrait of a vibrant Red-breasted Sapsucker. @samanthajmy and I found thi
Close portrait of a vibrant Red-breasted Sapsucker. @samanthajmy and I found this guy incessantly pounding away at his favourite green highway sign somewhere along Vancouver Islands’ interior. He was very attached to this sign and allowed me to approach quite closely without displaying signs of disturbance. • • • • • #birds_adored#bird_brilliance#nuts_about_birds#explorecanada#wildlife_perfection#planetbirds#bb_of_ig#kings_birds#exclusive_wildlife#BestBirdShots#your_best_birds#wildlife_inspired#yourshotphotographer#birdfreaks#InstaNatureFriends_#live_love_wildlife#EarthCapture#imagesofcanada#destination_wild#wildplanet#CanadianCreatives#explorebc#earthpix
21.05.2019 16:24:17
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