Who doesn't love to encounter wildlife while being outdoors hiking, riding your bike or sitting patiently in an observation hut? For me, eyeing a big brown bear or hearing the echo of a killerwhale is pure magic. And even if only a (small) deer, a hare or a woodpecker crosses your path, they will make you stop and enjoy its presence.
I belief that sometimes, for just a brief moment, you can feel the spirit of the animal. At least that is what I try to achieve when shooting wildlife with my camera.