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One of my favorite Facebook pages, is a local page called Comox Valley Wildlife Sightings. I admire the energy and passion shared by Nicky and Robyn, the page’s administrators for all things wildlife. Updates and sightings are sometimes up to the minute and at the very least, by the hour. This of course is all very useful to a Nature Photographer or for anyone who is enthusiastic about the amazing local wildlife…. Read More

I’m very excited to acquire #38 of only 99 limited edition prints by renowned artist, Andy Everson. “Connection” commemorates T073B’s visit to Comox Harbour in July of 2018. This has been one of my most remarkable and profound experiences with wildlife. Read more about the print here: totemdesignhouse.ca/products/connection Andy Everson is named Nagedzi after his grandfather, Chief Andy Frank. His cultural interests lay with both his Comox and Kwakwaka’wakw ancestries and are expressed… Read More

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My 2019 calendar is headed in your direction! Iconic British Columbia wildlife at it’s finest! Stay tuned to hear more about the incredible organization that I will be supporting this year and details for advanced orders.

I’ve spent an afternoon, an evening and now today with T073B – Male Transient Orca in Comox Harbour. The third time was definitely a charm! It has been an incredible experience sharing the waters with this magnificent creature, one I will never forget. 

I’ve explored all over Coastal British Columbia and I mean all over! I’ve never seen an Orca, ever! Not until July 24th and 25th and I didn’t have to go very far either! The name of the Orca is T073B – a lone and very large male transient Orca. Reports of his visit to the Comox Valley first started coming in around July 23rd. I loaded up my kayak on the cart… Read More

Bald Eagles are scavengers and will take advantage of carrion – dead and decaying flesh, giving it a poor image. As a result, some people even dislike Eagles. Other people do not care for powerful and aggressive birds; while some object merely on the grounds that it is a bird of prey which kills other animals for food. What do you think?

Between May 1st and May 5th I had the distinct pleasure to sail with friends between Comox and Bella Bella. I was also honored to help steer our vessel across Queen Charlotte Strait – one of the most notorious crossings in the Pacific Northwest.  

Wolf Awareness Inc. Executive Director, Sadie Parr was interviewed today by The Comox Valley Record. One of my Wolf images was selected as the feature image for the article: comoxvalleyrecord.com/…/wolf-biologist-to-speak-in-courtenay If you’re in the Vancouver Island region towards the end of the month, join Sadie for a special presentation: Let’s Talk Wolf – Behind the Smokescreen  

Talk about being in the right place at the right time, this is only about a 10 minute drive from my place on Vancouver Island. I have yet to actually see an orca for myself, surprising I know. A reminder to everyone to respect marine wildlife viewing practices. In this case it seems that the pod approached the kayaks. Still, it would be advisable to vacate the area in this kind of… Read More