Nature Photography by Martin Ryer

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Norris Rocks. This small rocky islet 500 m off the southwest end of Hornby Island is located in the Marine Conservation Area. Winter storm waves break over the islet at high tide. Access is by boat only. Please maintain the required distance by boat, kayak, canoe, paddle-board, etc. to avoid disturbing wildlife. Please do not go ashore. Steller and California Sea Lions live here from November until April, and Harbour Seals from May… Read More

The Importance Of Herring   Like the foundation of your house, herring is the foundation on which the Great Bear Rainforest is built. It is a small fish with a major role in the lives of nearly every coastal species on land or underwater in BC. It provides an important link between tiny plankton and larger fish, marine mammals and birds. For millennia, this forage fish has provided sustenance for humans to… Read More

This year I’m honored to partner with a world class organization – Pacific Wild! pacificwild.org 100% of profits from my 2019 calendar sales, featuring iconic British Columbia Wildlife will be going to help support Pacific Wild and the important work they’re doing! Order here: zazzle.ca/2019_bc_wildlife_calendar-158681616362441140

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.

Thank you to local Comox Valley resident and my friend Tanja Kerr – flickr.com/photos/84125642@N07 Eagles tend to congregate from time to time in front of Tanja’s home and when they do, she lets me know! My very own “Eagle Hotline.” I got some good shots today and finally two or more in one frame while in flight, though they’re not as tack sharp as I would like. I’ll keep working on it. The… 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?

…My goal today was to photograph two or more mature Bald Eagles fighting, either on the ground, partially or in full flight. I didn’t quite get that but I still had fun!  

It was an Eagle that first inspired my true journey as a photographer. Every so often, I get reminded of that initial inspiration.

On the morning of May 5th in “Shearwater” which is actually a “corporation” directly across from Bella Bella, this Eagle was perched on a tree alongside the main dock.