Nature Photography by Martin Ryer


Today, we started production of “Lord of the Forest” – Searching for the truth about the Vancouver Island Mountain Lion- We got some great initial footage and were able to interview many local Comox Valley residents. We’re well on our way to being able to tell this story, a story that must be told. One of the highlights of our day occurred near the end. Paul and I had a phone conversation… Read More

A few months back, I mentioned how I was collaborating with documentary filmmaker Paul Novy from Iceberg Films – about a documentary film to showcase the relationships between nature and photography. We got started on that but there’s been a change of plans. For now, we’ve decided to shelve that effort. We will re visit it, in the future maybe. Due to the excitement and immediate feedback surrounding “Lord of the Forest” we… Read More

Capturing a sense of emotion with wildlife photography.

How about a winter circumnavigation by sea kayak of Vancouver Island? That’s what Calvin Croll is up to. Check out his website and follow his journey: Thank you to Tofino Sea Kayaking Co. for letting me use a picture of Calvin, stopping by in Tofino for supplies. Stay safe out there Calvin!

My friend and Biologist Sadie Parr from Wolf Awareness Inc. will be offering a presentation discussing the science, ethics, and ecology regarding B.C.’s Wolf kill program. Admission is free, seating is limited, so RSVP at Time: January 27th, 2018 – 1:00 pm Location: The Fallen Alders Community Halls – 3595 Royston Road, Courtenay, British Columbia (One of my Wolf images will be available at auction with 100% of proceeds going towards… Read More

An Editor from Explore Magazine – Canada’s source for outdoor adventure, hiking, camping, gear, travel and skills was recently referred to me: One of my images from The Salish Sea Marine Trail Grand Opening in September may be used for an upcoming feature article, celebrating the trail. To find out more about The Salish Sea Marine Trail, go here:…/salish-sea-marine-trail

Grizzly Bears in particular haven’t had many friends over the last couple of hundred years. Thankfully, on December 18th the BC NDP Government became one and ended this atrocious trophy hunting fiasco once and for all. I do not necessarily support any one given political party but I certainly do support this legislation and I applaud those elected to office for making a humane decision. This is certainly cause to celebrate this… Read More

Do you paddle on the west coast of British Columbia? Chances are you’ve visited a BC Marine Trails campsite or you may already be familiar with the work that the BC Marine Trails is doing? We have various opportunities within our organization for those passionate about paddling and who want to help us build the World’s largest marine trail network. It’s these volunteer efforts that help keep our trails and campsites open…. Read More

The recent images and video of the starving Polar Bear on Baffin Island are heartbreaking to say the least. It’s a reminder that we must start changing our ways, if it’s not already too late. As difficult as it was to observe, I applaud my friend Paul Nicklen and his team for their efforts in showcasing this for the World to see. Let’s start doing something about it!

Anyone with even a slight interest in adventure, geography and Canadian history will really enjoy this book. I just finished reading it. Adam Shoalts provides a very interesting and unique perspective on what it took to put Canada on the map. What stood out to me is just how recent all of this took place. As Canadians we have come a long way in a relatively short period of time. Check out the… Read More