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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

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

What a great time recently with my friend Nick Templeman, Owner / Operator with Campbell River Whale & Bear Excursions – campbellriverwhaleandbearexcursions.com It took us a little bit to find T087 and the A24’s but it was definitely worth the wait. I think we owe it all to Nick’s dog, Yukon #chiefwhalespotter     If you’re looking for a truly unique, personalized and one of a kind experience, look no further than Nick. His extensive… 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

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!

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

I spent an awesome half day tour with Reuben Buerge, expert guide with Eagle Eye Adventures on October 10th. I joked with Reuben at the beginning of the tour that I wanted to photograph a breaching baby Orca, guess what happened?  I strongly recommend this tour and company – Eagle Eye Adventures – eagleeyeadventures.com   

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