Nature Photography by Martin Ryer

Monthly Archives: January 2018

A few months back, I mentioned how I was collaborating with documentary filmmaker Paul Novy from Iceberg Films – about a documentary film to showcase the relationships between nature and photography. We got started on that but there’s been a change of plans. For now, we’ve decided to shelve that effort. We will re visit it, in the future maybe. Due to the excitement and immediate feedback surrounding “Lord of the Forest” we… Read More

My friend and documentary filmmaker Paul Novy – and I are very excited to officially announce our upcoming documentary film showcasing Vancouver Island’s Mountain Lion. Nothing like this has ever been done before! As a part of our film, we would like to feature those who have had experiences or that have photographs and amateur video. Contact me directly at for more information.

This is absurd! It would be hard to believe that there’s much in the way of objective thought during any decision making process. “After repeatedly denying the existence of such documents, the B.C. government has finally complied with a freedom-of-information request revealing a strong hunting culture within the conservation officer service.” Read more here:…/b-c-releases-documents-revealing-hunting-culture-among-conservation-officers

It’s one thing to recognize and accept our own problems. It’s another thing altogether to address them head on, instead of just trying to run away from them, as many of us tend to do. Even more profound is after all of that, being able to share with others all of the learning and growth that’s experienced by being brave. My friend and adventurer Susan Conrad demonstrates her own sense of fortitude… Read More

Capturing a sense of emotion with wildlife photography.

Wolf Awareness Inc. Executive Director, Sadie Parr was interviewed today by The Comox Valley Record. One of my Wolf images was selected as the feature image for the article:…/wolf-biologist-to-speak-in-courtenay If you’re in the Vancouver Island region towards the end of the month, join Sadie for a special presentation: Let’s Talk Wolf – Behind the Smokescreen  

How about a winter circumnavigation by sea kayak of Vancouver Island? That’s what Calvin Croll is up to. Check out his website and follow his journey: Thank you to Tofino Sea Kayaking Co. for letting me use a picture of Calvin, stopping by in Tofino for supplies. Stay safe out there Calvin!

My friend and Biologist Sadie Parr from Wolf Awareness Inc. will be offering a presentation discussing the science, ethics, and ecology regarding B.C.’s Wolf kill program. Admission is free, seating is limited, so RSVP at Time: January 27th, 2018 – 1:00 pm Location: The Fallen Alders Community Halls – 3595 Royston Road, Courtenay, British Columbia (One of my Wolf images will be available at auction with 100% of proceeds going towards… Read More

An Editor from Explore Magazine – Canada’s source for outdoor adventure, hiking, camping, gear, travel and skills was recently referred to me: One of my images from The Salish Sea Marine Trail Grand Opening in September may be used for an upcoming feature article, celebrating the trail. To find out more about The Salish Sea Marine Trail, go here:…/salish-sea-marine-trail