Nature Photography by Martin Ryer

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Between August 17th – 29th, I travelled to the Cook Islands – Rarotonga and Aitutaki via Vancouver, Los Angeles, Auckland, New Zealand and then to my final destination. Including layovers, this encompassed about 45 hours of travel time. I can’t say enough about the comfort and hospitality offered by Air New Zealand. The fact that they are regarded as the number one airline in the World was evident. I have always dreamed… Read More

Humpback flukes can be up to 18 feet wide, with a serrated “trailing edge” (the end of the flukes at the farthest end of the whale), and pointed tips.

One of the best things about wildlife photography, is setting out with a plan, but ending up with something completely different. One May 25th, we were hoping to find Orca, we didn’t have any luck but we found some Eagles that were fishing up by Sonora Island. Thank you again to Nick Templeman and Yukon, #chiefwhalespotter for another great day filled with adventure. Be sure to visit Nick’s website to find out… Read More

Vargas Island has always been one of my favorite places. This was my 7th visit but not since 2018, so I’ve definitely missed this spectacular area. The only part of the island that I haven’t paddled to or camped on is “Dick and Jane Beach” but I’ll save that adventure for another time. I did get to add Milties Beach to my list though. On the morning on March 28th, just as… Read More

A Breaching Killer Whale!

Sea Kayaking – Nootka Island

Sea Kayaking and camping in Johnstone Strait

Surprisingly, it’s been nearly two years since I’ve paddled and camped solo. My intent was to spend a few nights in the Pearse Islands and conduct some site assessment work for BC Marine Trails. Once I got out on the water from Telegraph Cove, and turned the corner, conditions were less than ideal for the crossing. Instead, I decided to leisurely paddle down to Blinkhorn Peninsula. Landings are possible on either side… Read More

A circumnavigation by Sea Kayak

Spy hopping and breaching Orca!