Nature Photography by Martin Ryer


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:

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:…/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  

Rugged Point Beautiful and wild. Mysterious and remote. Rugged Point is located on the west coast of northern Vancouver Island and near the southwest end of Kyuquot Channel. This place is incredible! In the Fall, 2016 edition of Wildcoast Magazine, editor and publisher John Kimantas ranked this as “the real best beach!” Above all the other contenders! John knows what he is talking about too. On September 11th, 2014, a lone… Read More

…honestly what’s better than coming across an old red truck in a country setting? The more natural the setting, of course the better. This particular setting wasn’t exactly as I would have liked but nonetheless the image speaks for itself and it was a great subject to photograph.

How often is it that we visit a place, be it a Provincial Park or some other public location and don’t take the time to read the signs that discuss it’s past, whom it may be dedicated to and so forth? I did just that today before starting my hike to the waterfalls found at Rosewall Creek Provincial Park. The park was established in 1956 in memory of Lt. Ian Macdonald (1920-1944) of the… Read More