Author Archives: Steve W Photography

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Spirit Bear Balancing Act

Something we all seem to be doing a lot of in these uncertain times – a bit of a balancing act! This spirit bear shot photographed here on the BC coast a few years ago, […]


Ravens Anting!

Here on the blog I’ve shared some of the interesting facts and stories I’ve learnt over the years about these wily and clever birds, such as how they communicate with wolves in ‘Listening to Raven‘ […]


Grizzly Cub Portrait

I thought we’d kick off the new year with a young grizzly bear cub of the year photographed one late June day in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary here on the BC coast. Although enjoying […]


The Dextrous Bandit

Back in the spring my wife and I kept finding the rocks at the bottom of the fence by our gate either pushed forward into the property or pulled out away from the fence and […]


Watering Hole

Sweetie, the mom of these three young grizzly bear cubs of the year, was always teaching her charges, often without them even realising it, see Always Learning for example. Here, on their very first day […]


A Lily For You!

The Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria lanceolata) – a coastal plant found on both sides of the Pacific. It loves the moist tidal zones, lowland meadows and sub-alpine forest clearings, but is rarely seen inland. I always […]


BC Wolves Need You – An Update

In October last year I featured a post ‘BC Wolves Need You‘, about the travesty that is happening within the borders of British Columbia and before this year closes, I wanted to issue an update. […]


Junior Out For A Walk

I watched Junior walk the shores of the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary many times, usually the south side of the inlet, in fact, come to think of it I never saw him on the north […]



The Ahinahina (Haleakala Silversword) is an endemic plant to the volcanic mountainside of Haleakala in Maui, Hawaii. Here, and only here, is where it thrives, it grows on the summit slopes in a harsh rocky […]


Hawaiian Sunset

Here we see a shot of a spectacular sunset taken from Maui in the Hawaiian Islands just before the sun disappears behind the small island of Lanai. Hawaii as a whole is a pretty special […]


Handsome 3

I don’t know if you remember the post from October 2019 entitled ‘Handsome 2’ featuring a young grizzly bear shortly after being weaned by his mom. Well, this is the same bear exactly 12 months […]


The Hungry Queen

This just goes to show that even royalty drops their food whilst eating – grizzly bear royalty that is! This is one of my old favourites – the Queen of the Khutzeymateen munching away on […]