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Beat the heat

As the temperatures are about to heat up, here's a look at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies archive images of animals swimming.
Horses swim Athabasca
Horses swim Athabasca (V527/PS1 - 90)

As the temperatures are about to heat up, we would like to remind everyone that people aren’t the only creatures that will be looking to cool off.

With the weather nearly 40 Celsius in some areas in the Bow Valley next week, don’t be surprised if you see some wildlife try to beat the heat. 

Although we have never seen a mountain goat swim in real life, we’d like to take this opportunity to share some of the fantastic archive images of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. 

All of these special images are part of the Mary Schäffer fonds. From lynx to buffalo, we don't know why each of these animals are swimming, but do know these shots are pretty unique. 

To order prints or see more archive images, visit: www.whyte.org.

Two mountain goat swimmingTwo mountain goat swimming (V527/PS1 - 462). By Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Mary Schaffer fonds

 

Lynx swimming Slave RiverLynx swimming Slave River(V527/PS1 - 422). By Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Mary Schaffer fonds

 

Buffalo swimming riverBuffalo swimming river(V527/PS1 - 660). By Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Mary Schaffer fonds

 

Mountain goat swimming Mountain goat swimming (V527/PS1 - 465). By Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Mary Schaffer fonds

 

Swimming the horses Swimming the horses at the mouth of Malgine Lake (V527/PS1-73). By Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Mary Schaffer fonds

 

Goat swimming lake Goat swimming lake (V527/PS1 - 492). By Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Mary Schaffer fonds