Nature Photography by Martin Ryer

Monthly Archives: March 2014

A short video with Gitga’at Guide Marvin Robinson and National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen searching for the Spirit Bear in The Great Bear Rainforest.  

Thank you to Leo Jack from Voyager Water Taxi for taking me to and from Fair Harbour and Kyuquot while I was kayaking in Kyuqout Sound and camping on Spring Island last May. Given the long paddling distances between campsites, unforgiving conditions on the water and just the overall remoteness of the area, having reliable transportation and expert knowledge is welcomed.        

On December 31st, 2013 Skipper Sam from Tofino Water Taxi was able to take us to Vargas Island.  Tofino Water Taxi is by far the best mode of transportation in Clayoquot Sound and I look forward to their support for future expeditions.  Check out their website and Youtube video below:   For anyone that enjoys kayaking the pristine waters of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, this is your resource.  Whether it’s a week long expedition or a day paddle, all of the information you will ever need and more is available from BC Marine Trails.

Thank you to the team at Comox Valley Kayaks for your continued support and for sharing your knowledge and expertise.

This is an incredible documentary, one of my favorites. It really tells the story about The Great Bear Rainforest and what exactly is at stake.  If you watch this you will be left wanting to find out more. Gitga’at guide Marvin Robinson who I had the pleasure of meeting and having guide me is featured in the documentary as well as Ian MacAllister. The experience that Marvin and National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen shared truly was special. … Read More

In September of 2011 I had the privilege and honor of touring the Great Bear Rainforest aboard “The Great Bear II” courtesy of Eric and Trish Boyum. Eric as Captain along with crew were exceptional hosts, the meals were exquisite and scenery unsurpassed. Words can’t quite express how unique of an environment the Great Bear Rainforest truly is. One can only experience it for themselves and as one of the last coastal… Read More

David Pinel is a friend and West Coast Expeditions “came to the rescue” when I was kayaking in Kyuquot Sound and camping on Spring Island last May. Thanks Dave and keep up the good work!  

A great organization helping to preserve a very magical place. Visit their website, see the important work they’re doing and if you can donate and support their efforts.

  I’m proud to donate 25% of proceeds from sales to help support The Nature Conservancy of Canada.