Nature Photography by Martin Ryer

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…and a lot of it! The purpose of my outing was to scout potential areas where I will be able to attract, view and photograph Mountain Lion (Cougar) and to take advantage of favorable weather forecasted in Tofino to work on a commission for a client. I was able to get the commission work done and found some nifty spots where I might be able to see a Cougar. What I wasn’t… Read More

How often is it that we visit a place, be it a Provincial Park or some other public location and don’t take the time to read the signs that discuss it’s past, whom it may be dedicated to and so forth? I did just that today before starting my hike to the waterfalls found at Rosewall Creek Provincial Park. The park was established in 1956 in memory of Lt. Ian Macdonald (1920-1944) of the… Read More

…for those familiar with Vancouver Island we all know that the entire population on the island could easily spend their entire lifetimes exploring each river, creek or stream.  Likely there would still be some that were missed. Today I bushwhacked a river for a few hours just south of Campbell River on Rossiter Main and was surprised by the wonderful winter conditions and colors.

I was pleased to attend Pacific Wild’s Great Bear Wild event in Victoria on November 12th. Great organization, great turnout and support! Follow these links featuring some recent media coverage of Pacific Wild, the Great Bear Rainforest and Ian McAllister’s new book Great Bear Wild: The Great Bear Wild: Battle for One of the Last Conservation Frontiers on Planet Earth www.desmog.ca/2014/11/11/great-bear-wild-photographer-s-battle-one-last-conservation-frontiers-planet-earth One Day in ‘Great Bear Wild’ http://thetyee.ca/Culture/2014/11/08/One_Day_In_Great_Bear_Wild/The wild life of a… Read More

My most sincere thanks to Nova Scotia artist, painter and friend Wendy Crocker for our commission. Her chosen title “Elements” is reflected well in the synonyms of the word – aspect, detail, matter and principal all of which I pondered during this very moment in July of 2013 on Vargas Island in Clayoquot Sound. After being wind and ocean swept while kayaking I was stranded for the night on this remote island… Read More

An exceptional documentary showcasing the importance of the annual migration of Salmon along the Pacific Coast. This has long been considered one of the most profound migrations of any living creature on Earth and it’s been happening by the tens of millions and for thousands of years. Without the Salmon, there would be nothing.  

I stumbled across this in British Columbia Magazine, definitely a place to see, visit and if you can help support the effort to protect.

The Evening Before the Launch  I spent the evening before my launch at the Dolphin Motel just outside Tofino. As always it was a pleasant stay and I enjoyed the interaction with one of the owners, “The Dolphin lady.” I’ve stayed at the Dolphin Motel several times now and I still don’t know her name. I’ve just always called her “Dolphin” and so we’ll go with that. Anyone that has stayed here,… Read More

Go where you need to go, do what you need to do. Whatever it might be to get “that one shot.” Often times you will be surprised with what you had planned and what you end up with. My “plan” was to photograph “Shark Creek Falls” deep within Northern Clayoquot Sound. After paddling my kayak some 40 km’s from Tofino to do so, I got myself and my kayak stuck on the… Read More