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Fertile plains suddenly drop away into a world of multi-hued canyons and wind-sculpted hoodoos. Spanning east from Drumheller and all the way to the Saskatchewan border, this region is known as the Canadian Badlands. It is home to the largest deposits of dinosaur bones in the world. I spent a couple days exploring this area and I definitely plan on returning. 

From time to time, it’s interesting to go “archiving” through one’s portfolio. It’s also humbling but you can also uncover some hidden gems. These images were created in July, 2009 during a kayaking trip in Jasper National Park. This was the second time that I ever kayaked, the first time being in The Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, in 2001 or 2002.

Bryce is a former Conservation Officer who made international headlines when he refused orders to kill two healthy Bear cubs. Educating residents on safely co-existing with wildlife remains a passion of his, as he writes for his own blog and as is frequently contacted by media to serve as an expert source. He joined Defender Radio to discuss who Cougars are, how to distinguish between sensationalism and fact, and what we can… Read More

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

Please watch, like and share! Again, I’m honored to continue to support Sadie Parr and the work being done by Wolf Awareness Inc. My friend and Filmmaker Paul Novy from Iceberg Films did an exceptional job capturing the presentation on January 27th.

It was an honor to meet up with acclaimed Canadian Wildlife and Nature Photographer John E. Marriott in Calgary recently. I received a signed copy of John’s new book – Tall Tales – Long Lenses which chronicles his journey as a photographer. Check out John’s website here: wildernessprints.com

…I came to a realization over the course of the last couple of days. I’m surprised it didn’t occur to me earlier. The last few weeks have been the longest period of time that I have spent outside of Alberta or British Columbia since I moved west from Nova Scotia in 2004. I continue to be amazed by the enormity and diversity of Canada and am so thankful that I call this… Read More

I picked these up from Ski Tak Hut in Courtenay recently and was able to try them out in Kananaskis country, can’t wait to try them out elsewhere and for more winter pursuits. They worked flawlessly. For great products and customer service, visit Ski Tak Hut’s website: http://skitakhut.com 

In February I tried my hand at some street photography in Vancouver with my Nikon 1 AW1 and I was quite pleased with the results. Recently, in Banff I was able to try my hand at this again but this time with my much more powerful Nikon D810 accompanied with a wide angle 16-35 mm lens and 70-200 mm lens. What surprised me most was the success that I had with the… Read More

The only word that I have is despicable. This Bear and so many others have been lost for no reason, certainly a tragedy and as much as we would like, we can’t bring them back. What we can do is continue to petition against the Bear hunt and not allow people such as this imbecile to continue to commit these crimes.