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The total solar eclipse crossing the United States on August 21st will be the first total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years which will be visible from coast to coast, depending where you are in the U.S. It will also be visible in parts of Canada to varying degrees. Here’s some tips from none other than NASA on how to best photograph it: #1 — Safety First To take images as the… Read More

Safety Guide to Island Cougars Vancouver Island has the largest population of Cougars in the province and perhaps in the world. We are fortunate to share our island with this; one of the most mysterious and elusive of all creatures. The cougars secretive habits, with its astounding predatory abilities is capable of killing a 400 kilogram lb elk, and have resulted in a wealth of misconceptions and irrational fears in relation to… Read More

Luckiest Man in the Pacific! June 5th, 2013 Last week, Comox Valley photographer Martin Ryer (www.mryer.com) found himself stuck on Spring Island without a paddle. His boat and the driftwood it was tied to floated off in the night. He found his boat down the beach, but lost his paddle. He then scoured the island for a solution (while enjoying the sights) and found our camp and an old canoe paddle stashed… Read More

I’m almost done reading Comox Valley and award winning author Paula Wilds “The Cougar – Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous.” I’ve had the distinct pleasure of becoming acquainted with Paula and look forward to following the work that she does. http://www.paulawild.ca/the-cougar/ I highly recommend, in fact I consider this book essential reading for anyone that spends time in what’s known as “Cougar Country.” It’s incredibly informative and it will completely change your perspective… Read More