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There’s a certain amount of tranquility after a snowfall. It doesn’t happen often here on the island but it offers interesting perspectives. 

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I made a trade with my friend and author Paula Wild, my 2019 calendar in exchange for another copy of her new book! paulawild.ca It’s perhaps a coincidence that Ian McAllister is quoted on the front of Paula’s book and that this year I am supporting Ian and Pacific Wild, with 100% of profits from my calendar sales going to support the important work Pacific Wild is doing!

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 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?

On the evening of March 3rd and in the early morning hours of the 4th, three Cougars were killed after attacking livestock near Courtenay. I could literally walk from where I live to where this took place. We must find a non lethal way to coexist with these incredible animals instead of destroying them. This is absolutely horrendous. Here’s the report by CTV Vancouver Island: vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/three-cougars-killed-after-attacking-livestock-near-courtenay-1.3830099

Recently I spent the early part of an afternoon at a friends, photographing their Horse. This particular Horse can be rather rambunctious at times. The request was to get some “action shots.” I used my Nikon D810 and 70-200mm F2.8 lens at 1/1000th of a second and at only 100 ISO. What’s really impressive is that even the hairs that fell off the Horse as it was jumping are captured as a… Read More

Yesterday was my first time visiting this park. I always tended to avoid it due to the fish ladder potentially disrupting image composition. I was pleasantly surprised by the location. This park protects 151 acres of second-growth forest located on the north side of the Puntledge River. The river is one of the main attractions of the park along with Nymph Falls. The river and falls rage over series of exposed bedrock… Read More

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