Sea Kayaking – Nootka Island
Category: Adventures and Expeditions, Conservation, Equipment and Gear, Friends Tags: BC Marine Trails, BC Marine Trails Code of Conduct, BCMT, Beach, Black Bear, British Columbia, Delta Kayaks, Esperenza Inlet, Espinosa Inlet, Explore, Fishing, Fog, Forests, Garden Point, Humpback, Little Espinosa Inlet, Mountains, Nootka Island, Old Growth, Orca, Pacific, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Ocean, Paddle, Paddle Canada, Porpoise, Republic of Vancouver Island, Sea Kayaking, Sea Otter, Seals, Seaward Kayaks, Snake, Sun, Sunsets, Trak Kayaks, Vancouver Island, Zeballos
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.
Category: Conservation Tags: Bear, Bears, Black Bear, Black Bears, Cougar, Coyote, Government, Grizzly, Grizzly Bears, Industry, Learning, Mountain Lion, Safety, Technology, Training, Virtual Reality
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
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
Category: Adventures and Expeditions, Conservation, Friends Tags: Alberta, Black Bear, Book, Book signing, British Columbia, Calgary, Canmore, Chapters, Conservation, Environment, Exposed, Grizzly Bear, Indigo, John E. Marriott, Nature, Nature Photographer, Nature photography, Photography, Spirit Bear, Tall Tales - Long Lenses, Wilderness Prints, Wildlife, Wildlife Photography, Wildlife Tours
This is your opportunity to let government know that you want a total and complete ban on killing Grizzly Bears, across all of British Columbia. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and CC the following: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com If you live in B.C. please copy to your MLA as well. You can click on this link to find your MLA and contact info: https://www.leg.bc.ca/learn-about-us/members While the killing of Grizzly Bears for any reason, can be a… Read More
Category: Conservation, Friends Tags: Ban Trophy Hunt, Bears, Black Bear, British Columbia, Great Bear Rainforest, Grizzly, Grizzly Bear, Grizzly Bears, Hunting, Kermode Bear, Kootenay Reflections Photography, MLA, Ocean Adventures, Pacific Wild, Petition, Sadie Parr, Spirit Bear, Standup4greatbear, Steve Williamson Photography, Stop the Grizzly Killing Society, Trish Boyum, Trophy, Trophy Hunt, Wolf Awareness Inc.
This weekend, I will be joining forces with Documentary Filmmaker Paul Novy from Iceberg Films icebergfilms.com to discuss the relationships between nature and photography and to showcase the west coast of Vancouver Island at it’s finest. We’ll be venturing out to Rugged Point env.gov.bc.ca/…/explore/parkpgs/rugged_pt by kayak and spending 3-4 days immersing ourselves in our surroundings, photographing and filming seascapes and possibly even the wolf, bear and cougar that are known to frequent this area. This… Read More
Category: Adventures and Expeditions, Conservation, Friends Tags: BC Marine Trails, BCMTN, BCMTNA, Black Bear, Cougar, Documentary, Fair Harbour, Fair Harbour Marina and Campground, Iceberg Films, Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Chek’tles7et’h’ First Nations, Kayaking, Kyuquot, Nature, Ocean Kayaking, Paddle, Paddle Canada, paddlebc, Paul Novy, Photogrpahy, Rugged Point, Rugged Point Provincial Park, Sea Kayaking, Wolf, Zeballos
…Black Bear or Grizzly? What do you think?
Side Bay is located on Northwest Vancouver Island, north of Brooks Peninsula and pretty much right beside Lawn Point Provincial Park. It is accessible via logging road from Port Alice, approximate driving time is 4.5 hours from the Comox Valley. It’s 3 hours of pavement and then 1.5 hours of logging road. There’s lots of signs on the logging road to point you in the right direction and it’s in really good… Read More
Category: Adventures and Expeditions Tags: Bamfield, BCMTN, Black Bear, British Columbia, British Columbia Marine Trail Network, Brooks Peninsula, Camping, Comox Valley, Cougar, Inukshuk, John Kimantas, Kayak, Kayaking, Keith River, Lawn Point Provincial Park, Leave No Trace, May Day Island, Mountain Lion, North Vancouver Island, North Vancouver Island Circle Route, Ocean Kayaking, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Ocean, PNW, Port Alice, Rock Art, Sea Kayaking, Sea Otter, Stewardship, Wolf
In conjunction with RSDK clothing rsdk.ca and internationally renowned stand up paddle boarder Norm Hann normhann.com the below image is going to be used across British Columbia to help promote ending the Trophy Hunt. This is certainly a contentious issue in the upcoming May 9th provincial election and it’s definitely an honor to have one of my images used to help effect change. Be sure to check out both Andrew’s website as well as… Read More
Category: Conservation, Friends Tags: BC Provincial Election, Black Bear, Black Bears, British Columbia, Grizzly Bear, Grizzly Bears, May 9th Provincial Election, Norm Hann, Norm Hann Expeditions, Ocean Adventures, RSDK Clothing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Tall Trees and Cold Seas, Trish Boyum, Trophy Hunt, Victoria, Wildlife Viewing
How the B.C.’s First Nations are trying to save Canada’s wild giants, the Grizzly Bear, and the Humpback Whale, with eco-tourism. This is a touching documentary by Brandy Yanchyk. Much thanks to her, Marven Robinson and Joelene Brown for their continued efforts and for raising awareness. watch.cbc.ca/…e-prize/38e815a-00a5922b618
Category: Conservation, Friends Tags: Black Bear, Brandy Yanchyk, British Columbia, Canada, CBC, Conservation, Environment, First Nations, Government, Great Bear Rainforest, Grizzly Bear, Joelene Brown, Marven Robinson, Ocean, Photography, Rainforest, Spirit Bear, Vancouver Island