Photography and History of Quetico Park and Thunder Bay Area
Quetico has a wide variety of wildlife. This gallery has photos of a few of the creatures often seen in the park.
A bald eagle on a rock on the way up to Ranger Bay on Basswood Lake. Someone may have left fish guts here or it is just enjoying a beautiful October afternoon.
Loon swimming with minnow in its beak on French Lake.
A beaver carrying mud to fortify and strengthen the dam.
A beaver lodge and its food cache at freeze-up. This cache of food must feed the occupants of the lodge until ice-out in the spring.
The contrast between the somber, grey winter morning and the activity beneath the ice is captured in this combination photo/painting. Painting of activity under the ice and in the lodge by Jennifer Garrett, photo by Marie Nelson.
A whiskey jack hoping for food perches on a jack pine at the edge of a campsite.
Spruce hen in a tree on a September morning in the northern part of the park.
A cow moose peering through vegetation north of Baptism Lake
A young bull moose with a small rack that won't intimidate other bulls or, more importantly, impress many females.
A timber wolf at the moment of awareness that a human was close by.
A partridge that seems to be showing disdain for the photographer.
Two woodchucks in a pile of firewood at the Prairie Portage ranger station in 1984.
Red squirrel feeding on seeds from a soggy white pine cone.
A redback vole searching for food on a Rawn Lake campsite.
Pine marten sitting in the snow watching for prey.