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Red Crossbill

Today we have another ‘double-header’ for you in the form of the beautifully coloured male and female Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra). These dazzling finches with a unique mandible built for splitting pine cones, usually spend […]


Friday Flashback – River Dance

Today’s Friday Flashback is from May 30th 2014 and is entitled ‘River Dance‘ – A fishing black bear not having much luck as he ‘dances’ around the creek after salmon. Original Text: “This black bear […]


Watching the Herring Spawn

Early last month, as in March every year, the herring on the Eastern Vancouver Island stretch of the BC coast return to spawn and as their wonder of nature turns the water a glimmering shiny […]


Friday Flashback – Urgh, Gross!

Today’s Friday Flashback is from May 23rd, 2014 and is entitled ‘Urgh, Gross!‘. Whilst looking pretty much inedible for us, today’s shot helps remind us that nothing goes to waste in the Great Bear Rainforest, […]


Keep Up Son

Photography aficionados will tell you one of the key rules of wildlife photography is not to use shots of the animal ‘showing its teeth’ as it can be construed as threatening to the viewer. Well, […]


Friday Flashback – Spirit Bear on the Beach

Today’s Friday Flashback is from April 18th 2014 and is entitled ‘Spirit Bear on the Beach’ – although taken over seven years ago, I still remember what a very special day this was, with additional […]


Monday Morning

OK, hands up who knows someone that looks like this at the prospect of getting up for work on a Monday morning? Here’s our favourite young grizzly bear Junior, giving us that ‘Monday Morning’ look […]


Friday Flashback – Sleepy Grizzlies

Today’s Friday Flashback is a double header from January 13th 2014 and is entitled ‘Sleepy Grizzlies‘ – A couple of shots from a pretty special watershed just over the border from British Columbia in SE […]


Flower of Scotland

Flower of Scotland – the Scottish Thistle or ‘Cotton Thistle’ (Onopordum acanthium). Recognised by many instantly as a symbol of Scotland, but how can a colourful, pointy, prickly weed be so famous and mean so […]


Friday Flashback – Crown of Gulls

Today’s Friday Flashback is from April 21st 2014 and is entitled ‘Crown of Gulls‘ – a little ‘messy’ but a shot that has become an art card favourite amongst many. Original text: “Here is a […]



Here we see a pair of Eider ducks (Somateria mollissima) with the female being the brown bird making advances to the male. These aren’t birds we come across here on the BC coast, but they […]


Friday Flashback – Green Anole

Today’s Friday Flashback is from April 28th 2014 and is entitled ‘Green Anole’. A pretty cool looking dude with a great colourization and just a glint of mischief in his eye! Original text: ‘The Green […]