When the sun rises the morning mist or fog quickly burns off. I arrived early when the area was blanketed with fog, but as I set up my tripod and camera the scene was quickly changing. I was captivated by the two trees and their reflections in the water. Please click on the photo to see a larger version.
The Trumpeter Swans ( Cygnus buccinator ) had spent the night along this wooded river. I arrived early and photographed them before the sun came up. I can’t decide which image I like best. The first one has the combination of mist and blue light which created a moody photo. The second image was taken just as the sun started to rise and the sidelight lit the trees along the riverbank. Click on either image to see larger and sharper versions.
May the coming year bring you joy and success. Wishing you a prosperous New Year filled with happiness and new opportunities. As we bid farewell to the old embrace the New Year with open arms. Click on the photo to see a larger version.
A pair of Sandhill Cranes ( Grus canadensis ) glided into the marsh with their loud, rolling, and trumpeting cries. I watched them foraging and probing for invertebrates. The winter sun created this beautiful backlight which lit their crimson caps and orange eyes. Click on the photos to see larger and sharper versions.
When I’m riding my bike I often come across things that I would’ve never seen when driving my vehicle. This old Volvo is in a small garage and overgrown with plants. I wonder what the story is behind this old car? Click on the image to see a sharper and larger version.
I spotted a large black bear in an open field. It was only later that I realized there were two cubs in a tree close by. The light was fading after sunset and I had to use a high ISO to get this image. Be safe little bear. Click on the photo to see a larger and sharper version.
It was a great day in the mountains and the Fall colours were at their peak. I was fortunate to arrive there early and take images before the wind came up. My photos are a combination of beautiful yellow colours and golden light. Click on each image to see a larger and sharper version. To move through the gallery use the left and right arrows on your keyboard. I also like to click on the ‘Toggle Fullscreen’ button in the upper right hand corner which shows the images on a black background.
I just returned from a ten day trip to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve. This is an archipelago isolated from the mainland. It has many unique plants and animals. I look forward to sharing my photos of its richness and beauty. Click on the photo to see a larger version.
The Osprey ( Pandion haliaetus ) have returned for another summer season. They’ve built their huge nest of sticks on an artificial platform. These birds are one of my favourite raptors to photograph. They’re unusual among hawks because they possess a reversible outer toe that allows them to grasp with two toes in front and two behind. This helps them to grip slippery fish. Click on either of the photos below to see a larger and sharper version.
On Friday I went for a bike ride in the cool of the evening. I saw a large bird sitting on a fencepost and it flew right in front of me before landing on the branch of a tree. I was amazed to see it was a Barred Owl (Strix varia) and was disappointed that I didn’t have my camera and telephoto lens with me. For the next few days I returned to the same location at dawn and dusk and was thrilled to get some images of this nocturnal predator. The Barred Owl has a distinct hooting call which sounds like “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?”. Click on any one of the three images below to see sharper and larger versions.