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My friend Pavel Novy and I had a great time exploring all the waterfalls along Nile Creek. This area is truly a hidden gem on Vancouver Island, especially after heavy rain! If you want to know more about the area and how best to access it, feel free to contact me at martin@mryer.com

Wild Coast Publishing – wildcoastmagazine.com/…/recreation-mapsheets My friend John Kimantas will soon be offering these exciting new products!  

I recently spent a week, leading a team of paddlers in a very remote location of NW Vancouver Island for a film project. All I can say is that it was an incredible experience and one that will forever be cemented in my mind.  I can’t say enough about Shane Philip from Island Soul Films – islandsoulfilms.com Shane brought a level of enthusiasm and energy to this project that no one else could!… Read More

Paula Wild, my friend and award winning author recently updated her website – check it out here: paulawild.ca Paula’s new book – Return of the Wolf (Conflict and Coexistence) will be available in print and electronic form in October. I can hardly wait. One of my pictures is going to be featured along with an excerpt. Thank you Paula, for telling this important story!

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

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.

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.

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.