It has some of the most useful advice ever to appear on my computer screen.read more →
Over the last two decades Bruce Kirby has paddled and hiked in some of the Earth’s most remote places. He has also guided hundreds of people on wilderness trips and written two national bestselling books about his adventures. His breathtaking wilderness images have been published widely and he is a regular columnist with the Globe and Mail.
This Canada Day he invited our Prime Minister to join him for a three day wilderness camping trip…read more →
I was out jogging in the Ottawa arboretum this afternoon, when I spotted a green heron standing on a log in a small pond trying to eat a frog. I don’t see green herons very frequently, and this one was much more concerned with the frog than with me, so I was able to watch the action at close range. It was a nice surprise since my legs were feeling quite heavy and I was happy for a break from running.
While I stood there a couple dogs came by followed by a guy with his arm in a sling. I pointed out the heron and we fell into conversation. As it turned out, this guy was Max Finkelstein noted canoeist and writer…read more →
I have a feature story in the February/March 2012 issue of Photo Life magazine. This is the second story I’ve published that sprouted from a seven-week solo canoe trip in Nunavut.read more →
Last fall staff and supporters of the World Wildlife Fund traveled to British Columbia to explore the central coast aboard the Island Roamer, and I was fortunate enough to be their guide.
With the Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal looming over the coast, it is an important time to draw attention to this unique and spectacular place. WWF tries to do just that in this video, referring to this region as the Great Bear Sea…read more →
Many of us in Ottawa are getting edgy, hoping we’ll get snow soon. Without it, I daresay, there will be little to do this winter for those of us who spend our time on the ski trails of Gatineau park, skating on the Rideau canal, kite skiing or playing outdoor hockey. Winter without snow around here would be tiresome in the extreme.
So, I went hiking yesterday reluctantly, but discovered something surprising…read more →
We all know that a stack of bound paper is called a pad. A group of people, a crowd. Useful distinctions to be sure, but a tad lackluster. Now compare:
A leap of leopards. A prickle of porcupines. A romp of otters, an exaltation of larks.
Not typically very practical, yet the collective nouns used for animals are decidedly fanciful. And fanciful is good. So are beautiful videos…read more →
I am finally getting around to updating this website, including the addition of new galleries, starting with this one…read more →
For twelve bucks you too can have a copy of this Collector’s Edition. It is a wonderful compilation of Canadian wildlife images, spanning a breadth of beasties from the creepy and crawly, to feathery, furry and toothy. However, you’ll also find photos of captive wildlife in the issue, including the cover shot…read more →
I just got home from a month of guiding and exploring in the Great Bear Rainforest aboard the good sailboats the Island Roamer and Island Odyssey. We endured some truly harrowing weather this fall with hurricane force winds and near-monsoonal rains. Nonetheless, watching grizzlies and spirit bears devouring salmon, pacific white sided dolphins racing away [...]read more →