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One of my favorite Facebook pages, is a local page called Comox Valley Wildlife Sightings. I admire the energy and passion shared by Nicky and Robyn, the page’s administrators for all things wildlife. Updates and sightings are sometimes up to the minute and at the very least, by the hour. This of course is all very useful to a Nature Photographer or for anyone who is enthusiastic about the amazing local wildlife…. Read More

Eagle feeding frenzy

Paddling in the Deer Group Islands

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 Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus) is a near-threatened species of Sea Lions in the Northern Pacific. It is the sole member of the genus Eumetopias and the largest of the eared seals (Otariidae) and is also the largest Sea Lion. Among pinnipeds, it is inferior in size only to the Walrus and the two Elephant Seals. The species is named for the naturalist George Wilhelm Steller, who first described them in… 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

ON TOP OF THE WORLD “The Everest” of Sea Kayaking Brooks Peninsula!   I can’t wait to get back out there this summer!!

I kind of want to keep it just for me! Wow! 😯📸👍 I’m proud to donate a 24 X 36 framed print of the image below, to be sold at auction at the Paddling Film Festival in Vancouver at the end of March. 100% of proceeds will go to support BC Marine Trails and the Howe Sound sites, under stewardship of the Sea Kayak Association of BC (SKABC) Get your tickets to… Read More

There’s a certain amount of tranquility after a snowfall. It doesn’t happen often here on the island but it offers interesting perspectives.