Nature Photography by Martin Ryer

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Orca have no natural predators. They’ll hunt Great White Sharks and are capable of systematically taking down a Blue Whale, the largest animal that has ever lived on our planet! A lone Sea Lion is certainly no match!  I observed this first hand in a once in a lifetime experience on September 24th, close to Lewis Channel, northeast of Campbell River. Calls came in over the VHF radio to our guide, Nick… Read More

Humpback Whale Vocalizations

A close encounter with Orca

A pair of Orca

Ironically, I was hoping to see Orca when I was out last with Nick Templeman from Campbell River Whale & Bear Excursions and his dog Yukon – #chiefwhalespotter. Instead, I got to see Pacific White Sided Dolphins. Orca are their top predator. The Dolphins were very fast and hard to track but there was lots of breaching and luckily I was able to get a few pictures that I am very happy… Read More

Photographing Eagles in flight

Viewing Humpback Whales in the Discovery Islands

River otters can grow to 1.4 meters long and can weigh up to nearly 30 lbs. They have the longest lasting fur of the entire Otter / Weasel family. They have strong webbed feet for swimming, a long strong tail and thick claws. They usually have dark fur with a lighter belly. Their favorite foods are fish, crustaceans, amphibians, reptiles, birds and insects. River otters give birth to two or three “kits” and the… Read More

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Eagle feeding frenzy