…My goal today was to photograph two or more mature Bald Eagles fighting, either on the ground, partially or in full flight. I didn’t quite get that but I still had fun!

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This is a very interesting company and I think this is definitely as step in the right direction: vrsafetytraining.ca

Based in Prince George, VR Safety Training Solutions develops safety training programs that immerse you in the experience. From dangerous wildlife safety to tactical enforcement, they create safety training scenarios designed to prevent injury and save lives.

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Recently I attempted to repair my sleeping pad with one of these supposed “repair kits” that are specifically sold for this purpose. I might as well have just used scotch tape. I don’t know how much luck others have had but I highly recommend using “Goop.” It works like a charm. amazing-goop-super-glue-140211-64_1000.jpg

A picture of me, standing proud in a remote estuary deep in the heart of “The Great Bear Rainforest.” I had the distinct privilege of being an assistant to our lead guide on a few different occasions.  Thank you to my friend Andy Silver for taking and sending this image. Check out more of Andy’s work here: flickr.com/photos/andy999

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Does an alternative not exist? Surely it must! My heart aches for these majestic animals. As a so called progressive society we seem to focus on continued devastation as opposed to preservation. What have we become!? For example, serial pedophiles are a public safety risk, do we shoot them? No! We allow for investigation and due process and if proven guilty, the offender is provided a much lighter sentence than death and then eventually released, to do it all over again. The short term imprisonment is at a cost far more expensive than relocating an animal. Also, it would likely be cheaper to execute these people than it would be an animal. Or, at least it should be. Please tell me the difference or which animal you would prefer to be able to roam free?

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My image will be featured in Paula Wild’s new book, due to come out this October – “Return of the Wolf” couldn’t be a more timely book, as reports of human encounters with Wolves become more frequent, Return of the Wolf will offer a timely examination of this icon of the wilderness. Find out more here: douglas-mcintyre.com/…/return-of-the-wolf

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Rock carvings and paintings are found throughout the inhabited world. In British Columbia alone, over 500 examples of this type of archaeological site have been recorded, more than in any other province in Canada.

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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.

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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.

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It was an Eagle that first inspired my true journey as a photographer. Every so often, I get reminded of that initial inspiration.

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