Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Belted Kingfisher with catch

The Kingfisher was diving this early September evening. Excited chirping as night was about to fall. Multiple dives, each with a catch and back to its nest. 

Fishing with dad





Goodbye Island

Evening Sun, sailing away.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rainbow

End of summer rainbow, still light and early September. I have never seen a full semi-circle rainbow. My Lens could not capture the full beauty, I split the picture into two quater circles. 


The  other side if the rainbow (above)

This is the forest facing the rainbow on the opposite side. Rainbows are are a good omen. Mystical, magical foist hues.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Nanaimo Harbour

Anchored for the night

6:00 AM Summer Sunrise - August 21, 2014


9 PM Summer Sundown - August 20, 2014




Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Humming Bird Shots





A warm summer's day, hummingbird feeds on honeysuckle and fuchsias before the summer heat sets it. The flowers are rich and succulent and best served cold in the mornings.

Stellar's Jay


Sunday, August 10, 2014

August Full Moon

10 August 2014, If you look closely the moon seems to be on a axis (circular dot near the bottom) and appears to have longitude lines converging on that point. No touch ups, this is how the image appeared.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Heron

Western Canada - Pacific Coast 

Canada Geese with Chicks

June 2014 - Summer Chicks

Otter




It arched its back and stretched its body and tail with amazing grace and speed. It disappeared in the bushes behind in minutes. These shots were from a distance and not too clear, but I posted them anyway because otters are a rare sighting in this locale which I frequent. 

Is this a sea otter or a river otter? I think it's a river otter as it had swift agile movements and not awkward on land. Also it was stealthily chasing shore birds.

The habitat here is the Pacific coast mudflats of Rocky Point and the east end of Burrad Inlet.  The tide was out leaving pools teaming with trapped sea life. 
A creek (Hoy Creek) was about 500 yards from the location where the otter was seen, Th Seattle aquarium website has a good comparison between river and sea otters. Otters are members of a weasel family 


The Mustelidae (from Latin mustela, weasel) a family of carnivorous mammals including otters, badgers, martens, wolverines, minks and ferrets



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Active Harbour with Seals and Herons.


Today was a good day, the harbour was alive with life. There were schools of fish which brought out the seals, herons, kingfishers, cormorants and not to forget the regular crowd of seagulls, geese and crows.  People on the shoreline trail had seen a black bear. The rains have brought a nice crop of wild berries. See the posts below for todays great shots.

Harbour Seals





Heron Vibrant Ocean