Posts tagged with wildlife

  1. Wing-drying

    27 Feb 2023

    A Juvenile Bald Eagle perched on a tree branch with its wings open to dry its waterlogged feathers. A Bald Eagles wingspan can reach up to 2.3 meters and if they get their wings wet as often occurs when they dive to catch a fish, the extra weight slows and…

  2. Swan Portrait

    22 Dec 2022

    Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays!  A close-up featuring the elegant beauty of a Mute Swan on a snowy day at Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C..  I captured this image with a Nikkor D7100 at a focal length of 300 mm, aperture f4,  shutter speed 1/800 second at an…

  3. Flamingos taking flight

    20 Jul 2022

    A flock of American Flamingos taking flight from the shallow blue-green waters off the coast of Isla Holbox, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Flamingos run on water by propelling themselves along with their webbed feet while flapping their wings to gather speed before taking off in flight. The island of Holbox is…

  4. Building the Nest

    04 Jun 2022

    A Great Blue Heron in flight while carrying a branch to contribute to a nest being built in a tree in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C.. The male heron collects nesting material which includes twigs and oftentimes large branches as seen in this particular image, and presents it to the female…

  5. White Heron

    15 May 2022

    A high key image of a Great White Heron inundated with flies while wading in the shallow ocean waters off the island of Holbox in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Great White Herons are not common and typically only seen in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. When I first sighted…

  6. Precious Moments in Nature

    01 May 2022

    Precious Moments in Nature A young Harbour Seal peeking out at the world beyond from the ocean waters of Burrard Inlet in Vancouver, B.C..  On this particular day while I was photographing birds I spotted a mother seal with her young pup navigating the ocean waters. Seals are curious creatures…

  7. Brant Geese Beach Stroll

    03 Apr 2022

    Brant Geese are handsome birds with blackish-brown and white plumage, short necks and stubby black bills. They are easily identifiable by the white necklace of feathers at the top of their necks and a delightfully distinct cackle. Brant Geese arrive in flocks on the east coast of central Vancouver Island…

  8. Little Darling

    27 Feb 2022

    March brings the Herring Run to Vancouver Island, B.C.  Therefore the featured image is a portrait of a California sea lion, photographed at the French Creek Marina in Parksville, Vancouver Island, B.C.. She looks like a Little Darling to me!  French Creek is a great spot to view both Stellar…

  9. Mating Dance

    12 Feb 2022

    February is the month of love so it is only fitting that the featured image is one I have titled “Mating Dance,” featuring a pair of Pigeon Guillemots in breeding colours engaging in flirtatious play over the ocean waters of Burrard Inlet in Vancouver, B.C.. Pigeon Guillemots are seabirds that…

  10. Mother Deer and Fawns

    20 Jan 2022

    This image of a mother deer and two her fawns in a farmer’s field brings back fond memories of a vacation in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. During my visit I would often glimpse deer on the road and in the fields, and it soon became apparent that White-tailed deer are shy. The…

  11. Racing the Surf

    05 Jan 2022

    In honour of National Bird Day my first blog post and featured image is one I have titled “Racing the Surf,” showcasing the beauty of a Brown Pelican in flight displaying the beauty of its wings as it evades the white water of a crashing wave at Los Ayala beach…

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