Mud Flats Grinch

Have you ever seen anyone put a finger on either side of their mouth and pull it apart to make a funny or scary face? Well this piece of ‘natural art’ seems to be depicting […]


How To Spend Summer…

…Grizzly bear cub style! Here we see two old favourite cubs, brother and sister just hanging out and chilling in the summer sun on a bed of seaweed to help keep cool. These guys as […]


It’s That Time Again!

It’s that time again! The time of year when the Pink Salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) are returning to the BC coast in numbers. Not necessarily the great swarms of fish from the not to distant past, […]


Baby Breach

Following on from the two images last month in Humpback Hugs, here’s another shot from that great day out along the BC coast. With her pec fin high out of the water, it is almost […]


Sleepy Spirit

Well, we haven’t seen one of these guys for quite some time and I’ve no idea when I’ll get to see them again here on the BC coast. So in the meantime, I’ve been enjoying […]


Black Twinberry

The attractive looking Twinberry (Lonicera involucrata) is a honeysuckle that can be found throughout British Columbia and across Canada with exception to the Yukon. Over the years it has had a variety of colloquial uses […]


Foot Sanitizer!

It’s been a very long time since we featured a Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) and since I learned something new about natures ‘street cleaners’ recently I thought I’d pass it along. As mentioned in the […]


I’m Coming Mom!

Whilst this young grizzly bear may look like it was running straight at me, it wasn’t, it was just running in my direction! Carrying on from Monday’s post – mom had decided it wasn’t a […]


Butt Guard

Here we see a young grizzly bear cub photographed here on the BC coast whilst vigilantly guarding his mom’s back end. Whilst she’s checking the river out for salmon and other bears, this little guy […]


Don’t Mess With Me!

This stoic looking juvenile bald eagle perched on a stump in the middle of the river really does seem to have a ‘don’t mess with me’ look about it. As I’ve said before, juvenile eagles […]


The Chancer

We featured a Steller’s Jay quite a few years ago (see A Winters Jay) but I like this shot which shows a bit more of their character as ‘chancers’ with an attitude when it comes […]


Black-capped Chickadee

Chickadees will mob your feeders if you have them and for such small birds can seem very loud at times with their chirpy happy ‘chick-a-dee-dee’ sounding tweets. They work hard throughout the summer and fall […]