Wild photography: Buck outswims hungry wolf in northern Alberta lake – Edmonton


When a wolf swam after a mighty buck in the depths of a northern Alberta lake, David Smith was there to capture the rare sight, frame by frame.

“The stag jumped out of the bush and the wolf jumped right in after it and tried to swim and bite it,” Smith said. “This probably went on for a minute and then the wolf turned around.

“He probably realized it wasn’t going to have too much of an opportunity to kill this animal in the middle of the lake.”

Smith, an amateur photographer from Sherwood Park, was camping and canoeing with friends on Kinnaird Lake on Saturday when he spotted the unusual struggle.

The area is remote, inaccessible by road. Smith and his friends spend hours every summer portaging to their favourite spot in the Lakeland provincial recreation area southeast…



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