This past weekend, March 12-14 to precise, I spent time in Edmonton, Alberta. This is where you will find The Royal Alberta Museum. I have wanted to attend the provincial museum for years. Although there is much to see, and cannot be seen all in one day, I was not disappointed with my short visit.
These photos are from the Wild Alberta Gallery. A close and enriched view of Alberta's biodiversity. Each species is presented in a diorama giving a view of the species environment. There is research information presented in print form. Each diorama has an audio component too of natural sounds that you experience as you stand in front of it (no headphones required). It was my observance that many wouldn't stay for more than a few minutes, which was a shame. There was a lot of detail presented and the audio was very soothing.
The images above was taken without a flash (flash photography is prohibited). In some cases I touched-up the contrast. I was amazed at how close the image I took reflected what I saw with just my eye.