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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

Thank you to all of my followers for your support! What a whirlwind of a year this has been! I am so lucky, on so many different levels. I can’t even begin to contemplate my good fortune and the incredible things I was able to experience this year and share with others. Three things do stand out though – spending a couple weeks touring through the Great Bear Rainforest in May, paddling… 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.

A picture of me, standing proud in a remote estuary deep in the heart of “The Great Bear Rainforest.” I had the distinct privilege of being an assistant to our lead guide on a few different occasions.  Thank you to my friend Andy Silver for taking and sending this image. Check out more of Andy’s work here: flickr.com/photos/andy999

Rock carvings and paintings are found throughout the inhabited world. In British Columbia alone, over 500 examples of this type of archaeological site have been recorded, more than in any other province in Canada.

This makes two months in a row now, April and May that I have been lucky enough to see and photograph wild Wolves. I’m getting closer and closer to “the shot” I want. I was pretty far out when I created this image before the Wolf ran off. That’s a good thing though, to know that it was not habituated or tolerant of human presence.

Typically River Otters are rather shy, this one though played on the rocks right in front of me for nearly 20 minutes. They can grow to 1.4 meters long and weigh about 13.5 kilograms. They have the longest lasting fur of the entire Otter / Weasel family.

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

Between May 15th – May 25th I again had the honor of exploring Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest and sharing some pretty incredible moments with Grizzly Bears. I continue to be amazed by these majestic animals and their graceful sense of power. It’s reassuring to know that these animals can no longer be hunted for trophy’s in the province of British Columbia.