Sunday, November 4, 2012

Creek Heron

Heron enjoying the returning salmon at Hoy Creek. Early November, a typical gray overcast Westcoast day. Filtered light through the green, brown and orange fall forest canopy with white water reflections as the silver red salmon make the journey home.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Salmon Home To Spawn

 Hard up current struggle to spawn - I followed this one to the spawning grounds.
This time of the year the rivers in the Pacific Northwest are red with salmon making the journey home, to spawn and die. Another cycle begins. The first nations have many stories, legends and art about the gift of the spawning salmon. They attract bears, racoons, wolves, coyotes, eagles, gulls, ravens and other creatures of the forest.

 High water due to the rains, opportunist Sea Gull sings with the river

Some salmon don't make the spawing ground

Fall Colours

Coquitlam River Oct 20 2012 - Fall Colours

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Giraffe

African Giraffe - Roams the savanna plains and open grasslands in groups of 2 or 3.  Likes to feed on the leaves of acacia trees

Mara or Patagonian Cavy

Mara a rodent of South America. It walks, hops, gallops and bounds on all fours. 
Feeds on grasses and shurbs.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Capybara

Capybara, large rodents found in South America. They live near bodies of water and graze mostly on grasses and aquatic plants.  Capybara's are hunted both by jaguars and anacondas.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lemur

Lemurs are found on the island of Madagascar off the east coast of Africa

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mt Baker, USA

Looking at Mt. Baker, USA from Canada - South view. This photo was taken on a cold clear and sunny winter afternoon in early March 2012.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012