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Spring Camping

Last weekend I got out for my first camping trip of 2010. I was up visiting in Nanaimo when I decided to go on an spur of the moment camping trip up to Little Qualicum Falls. I was a bit worried about the weather but it all worked out in the end with the rain starting as we drove away from the campground.

A few photos from the some of the falls near the campgrounds and surrounding areas.

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Since it does get dark pretty early still I did some playing with long exposures and some alternative light sources. The following photo is looking up towards the skies, while the trees are illuminated by the camp fire.

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Once it got darker it was time to play with headlamps and a flash.

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River Otters

River otters are quite abundant in and around Vancouver Island. Unlike sea otters they do come ashore when it is time to eat and sleep. Although it sounds like a river otter would spend all its time in a river you will find them in both marine and fresh water enviroments. You can quite often spot these otters around dusk as this is when they like to come out to feed.

River otters at Cattle Point in Victoria.

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Otters can quite often collide with humans as they like to make their dens under decks or lounge around on rafts. This river otter in Lantzville on Vancouver Island is enjoying a meal on a raft on a calm summer night.

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This romp (group) of otters is taking a short break from fishing to look around at French beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

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