Big Gray Whale sinks gracefully below the surface, the scattered rocks of the Broken Group behind him.
Black Bear, foraging for seafood alone the low tide mark. Taken while exploring Nootka Inlet, on Vancouver Island.
Interesting colors from the inside of this giant blue pacific mussel.
Grey whale diving down to feed, giving us a great morning show.
Is this the Golden Spruce?
Jellyfish being reflected off the surface of the emerald sea.
Not the best photo quality I'm afraid, as I had used a filter that I was not familair with and it ended up very dark. This image was after siginificant "repair" that has left it looking grainey.
A woodpecker has been busy extracting bugs out of the bark of this tree. Looks like many hours of hard work was put in!
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
This colorful spider was seen lurking inside a wild rose flower. He had craftily constructed a pathway that would lead unsuspecting insects right to him.
This Blue Jay hung around and was waiting for people to leave their lunches unattended!
As the flowers come out in the spring sun, visitors begin to appear.
Picture Perfect Bonzai
Bonzai tree growing out of an old sunken log. This little tree has been here for as long as I can remember.
Hidden waterfall on Vancouver Island near Port Alice, BC
Sunset in Tofino, BC
Wildflowers on the riverbank
Bullwinkle? That you?
Fronds of the wild licorice plant protrude from there home on an old moss covered limb. For those who know their secret, they make a tasty snack!
Common Merganser, prowling the shallows for fish.
So pretty to look at, yet for many tide pool critters that come to close, it's the last thing they see before the lights go out!
Who gives a hoot?
This beautiful owl swooped over me, allowing me a glimpse of him. Without seeing him fly over, I would never have spotted him, as the camouflage is incredible against the trees.
Endlessly curious, this sea otter took great interest in what we were doing.
My girl Maggie, looking for the start of her next adventure on the trail.
It never ceases to amaze me how such giants end up washed high up on the beach, the result of some unobserved winter storm swell.
Stellar Sea Lions hauled out on the rocks near Carmanah Point lighthouse, Port Renfrew BC.
Waterfalls near Port Alice, Vancouver Island.
Master Fisherman at work.
Young bull moose in his element.
Shelf Fungi of some sort
Hiding in lain Sight
Masters of camouflage, these little rock pool fish are super hard to see.
Size is all relative
A small hover fly rests on a spear of grass seed, while an even smaller red mite makes its way along.
Three's a Crowd!
This male Black Bear was well fed.
Somehow this photo seems to scream "Just Chilling Out".
Tower of Power
Old growth Cedar on Vancouver Island's wild west coast.
Sunlight coming through the woods illuminated this newly sprouted fern.
China Creek Falls
Outstanding in it's field.
A little splash of color!
Nothing beats the rich greens of moss.
Pretty in Pink
Garter Snake amongst the seaweed on the beach, looking for an easy meal at low tide.
With a fresh run of fish splashing their way up the low water, this black bear knew that dinner was to be served.
Morning dew, captured in the needles of the spruce tree, provides an interesting perspective.
I am the KING
Gorgeous Bald Eagle perched high on his observation post.
Colorful little flower announces the coming of summer in the woods.
Watching these Heron's stalk their prey is fascinating. Such patience, and often rewarded with success.
One Big Leap of Faith
Chinook and Coho salmon make their way home to their native rivers, overcoming all types of obstacles both natural, and man made.