Blowing Ballast

Whilst on a recent trip to the Caribbean, this humpback whale surfaced close to the boat I was on. At the time the whale reminded me of an old submarine in a war movie – […]


Coastal Sunrise

Here is a different sunrise shot – Coastal Sunrise. Taken on the BC coast as the early morning sun breaks through cloud above the mountain at the head of the Khutzeymateen inlet. The rays of […]



It seems as though the raven has been the source of myth and legend throughout the world for eternity. In the UK the story told is that should the ravens ever leave the Tower of […]


Surfing – Grizzly Cub Style

Some grizzly bears love to dig clams and seem to know intuitively that the very best clams are out on the mud that is only exposed at an exceptionally low tide. That was the case […]


Beachside Scavenger

Photographed on a beach along the BC coast, this black and grey wolf was spotted taking advantage of a low tide whilst out looking for food right down on the tideline. Coastal wolves will often […]


Fighting Grizzlies

Although it looks quite brutal and intense, these two sub-adult male grizzly bears are actually wrestling – a form of play fighting often enacted by male grizzlies of this age group. I have seen this […]


Wolves of the Sea

A pair of transient orca surface whilst porpoising off the coast of SE Alaska. Sometimes called the ‘wolves of the sea’ these meat eating orca will normally live and hunt in small pods of five […]


Watching You, Watching Me

Photographed on one of many wet and rainy days here on the BC coast in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary this season, a male grizzly bear around 10 or 12 years old stands for a better […]


Friday Flashback – Coastal Black Bear

Today’s Friday Flashback is from 30th July 2012 and features a black bear photographed foraging here on the BC Coast. Coastal Black Bear “A black bear (Ursus americanus) of the BC coast looks up from […]


Red-legged Thrush

Here’s the view from my hotel room window on my trip to the Caribbean earlier this year (see also Underwater Humpback). This is a Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus) sitting on it’s nest high in a […]


Friday Flashback – Watching For Salmon

Today’s Friday Flashback is from 22nd October 2012 and features a spirit bear searching his local river for salmon – again this post reminds us of just how hot the summer of 2012 was here […]


Enjoying The Start Of The Day

A sub-adult grizzly bear looks up and appears to smile – clearly enjoying the start of another brand new day in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary here on the BC coast. As for females with […]