This makes two months in a row now, April and May that I have been lucky enough to see and photograph wild Wolves. I’m getting closer and closer to “the shot” I want. I was pretty far out when I created this image before the Wolf ran off. That’s a good thing though, to know that it was not habituated or tolerant of human presence.
Category: Adventures and Expeditions, Conservation Tags: BC, British Columbia, Canada, Great Bear Rainforest, Nature, Nature photography, Rainforest, Wildlife, Wildlife Photography, Wolf, Wolf Awareness Inc., Wolves
Typically River Otters are rather shy, this one though played on the rocks right in front of me for nearly 20 minutes. They can grow to 1.4 meters long and weigh about 13.5 kilograms. They have the longest lasting fur of the entire Otter / Weasel family.
Category: Adventures and Expeditions Tags: BC, British Columbia, Canada, Fur, Great Bear Rainforest, Otter, Pacific Northwest, River Otter, Weasel, Wildlife, Wildlife Photography, Wildlife Viewing
It was an Eagle that first inspired my true journey as a photographer. Every so often, I get reminded of that initial inspiration.
Category: Adventures and Expeditions Tags: Bald Eagle, Bird of Prey, Bird photography, British Columbia, Eagle, Great Bear Rainforest, Inspiration, ISO, Panning, Photography, Shutter speed
Between May 15th – May 25th I again had the honor of exploring Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest and sharing some pretty incredible moments with Grizzly Bears. I continue to be amazed by these majestic animals and their graceful sense of power. It’s reassuring to know that these animals can no longer be hunted for trophy’s in the province of British Columbia.
Category: Adventures and Expeditions, Conservation, Friends Tags: BC, Bears, British Columbia, Conservation, Great Bear Rainforest, Grizzly, Grizzly Bear, Stop the Grizzly Killing Society, Trophy Hunting
Exciting news! I will be working with Republic of Vancouver Island as their feature photographer for all things Vancouver Island. This is such an awesome brand – shirts, hoodies, stickers, etc! Check out their website here: https://www.republicofvancouverisland.ca/ Republic of Vancouver Island Apparel donates a portion of profits to wildlife and environmental preservation groups around the island.
Category: Conservation, Friends Tags: Brand, Conservation, Environment, Hoodies, Republic of Vancouver Island, Shirts, Stickers, Vancouver Island, Website, Wildlife
Over the years, I have been very fortunate and privileged to work with some really great organizations. Here is but a few:
Category: Friends Tags: BC Marine Trails, Coast Action Team, Explore Magazine, Friends of Clayoquot Sound, Iceberg Films, National Geographic Traveler, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Norm Hann, Norm Hann Expeditions, North Island Cougar, Ocean Adventures, Paul Novy, Republic of Vancouver Island, RSVK, Surfrider Foundation, West Coast Expeditions, Wildcoast Magazine, Wolf Awareness Inc.
As many of you know, I work with BC Marine Trails as a Director and Co-chair of our Communications Committee. Stewardship is one of our core activities. If you could contribute a few dollars to ocean plastics cleanup it will help us out. It’s quite costly to remove from the west coast of Vancouver Island (Ex. Helicopter lifts, etc.) The accumulation of plastics is concerning, not just here but also elsewhere and… Read More
Category: Conservation, Friends Tags: BC, BC Marine Trails, BCMTN, BCMTNA, British Columbia, Conservation, Food chain, Helicopter, Litter, Ocean, Oceans, Plastic, Pollution, Restless Bight, Stewardship, Vancouver Island, West Coast
Very sad news – Alberta naturalist, Charlie Russell passed away on the 7th. Just 4 days earlier, as I sailed through “The Great Bear Rainforest” I spent some time looking through one of Charlie’s books which was on board: cbc.ca/…/charlie-russell-alberta-bear-expert-dies-1.4653404
Category: Conservation, Friends Tags: Alberta, Author, Bear, Bears, Black Bear, Black Bears, CBC, Charlie Russell, Conservation, Great Bear Rainforest, Grizzly Bear, Grizzly Bears, Kamchatka, Kermode Bear, Naturalist, Photographer, Russia, Spirit Bear
This is Calvert Island in the background – May 4th, 2018. Scientists have found 13,000-year-old human footprints on this island, making them the oldest found thus far in North America. Read more here: thewire.in/…/north-americas-first-immigrants-may-have-walked-along-the-beach-to-go-south
Category: Adventures and Expeditions Tags: 13000 years old, Archaeology, BC, British Columbia, Calvert Island, Coastal First Nations, Driftwood, First Nations, Footprints, Great Bear Rainforest, Island, Ocean, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Ocean, PNW, Rocks, Ruins, Science, Sea, Trees
On the morning of May 5th in “Shearwater” which is actually a “corporation” directly across from Bella Bella, this Eagle was perched on a tree alongside the main dock.
Category: Adventures and Expeditions Tags: Bella Bella, Bird, Bird of Prey, Bird photography, British Columbia, Corporation, Dock, Eagle, Great Bear Rainforest, Shearwater, Tree