Favourites of 2015

Time to look back on another year, once again I spent most of this year exploring my backyard and still finding new places and experiences. This past year was odd weather wise with hardly any winter conditions and a dry hot summer. Looking forward to a new year worth of adventures in 2016!

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The setting sun illuminates grass and flowers at Neck Point in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.
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A black tailed deer fawn no more than a day or 2 old “hides”.
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Looking out the entrance of Dreamtime cave on northern Vancouver Island.
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A blanket of fog shrouds the slopes of Mt Becher on Vancouver Island.
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The setting sun illuminates mist from upper Englishmen River falls.
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Water flows between 2 trees in the Lantzville foothills.
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A fallen logs points up through a misty forest towards the top of Mt. Benson in Nanaimo.
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The sun sets through some summer clouds as seen from Neck Point in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.
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A pacific chorus frog (also commonly known as the Pacific tree frog).

Favourites of 2011

With the start of a new year it gives you a chance to look back on the year that just passed by. 2011 was a busy year for me and while I did get to take some amazing trips I didn’t get the chance to dedicate as much time to my photography as I had hopped. I am hopeful that in 2012 I will be able to have some more great opportunities like I did in 2011. Here are a few of my favourite shots from the past year.

 

Panama: Gamboa Part 1

At the start of June I found my self boarding a plane in Victoria BC with a final destination of Panama city (after a few stop overs). I spent 2 weeks exploring a number of different habitats with two friends and fellow photographers Seth Patterson and Gwyn Carmean.

After a full spent in various airports we finally made it to Panama city, as soon as the doors of the plane opened I knew I was in for a bit of a change from the temperate temperatures I am used to. After picking up our rental car we made our way through the city to the first stop of our journey, Gamboa.

Gamboa is a small town along the banks of the Panama canal and is a popular location for birding. The temperatures here where very warm and humid (mid to upper 30’s and mid to high 90’s humidity) which was a bit of an adjustment from back home. We spent much of our time looking for wildlife here which ranged from birds to mammals and everything in between.

We spent most of our first day trying to get our bearings and acclimatize, once that was done we set about trying to find some subjects for our cameras.

Geoffroy’s Tamarin

Hoffmann’s Two-toed Sloth

Sunset at the “ammo dump” ponds (explosives for use in the canal are stored near by)

An unknown frog that we found

A beautiful Cicada

I will add more photos from Gamboa tomorrow when I get around to sorting more of them out. I should be posting regular updates from my trip for the next week or so assuming I am not too busy.

 

 

Spring Blooms

Looks like things are starting to thaw out on Vancovuer island as winter is making way for spring. We have been having some nice warm days which has promted the flowers to start to come out. Lets hope it stays this way.

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bluebells

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