A collection of amateur photography and travel

  • Yangshuo Landscape
  • BadgerwithYoung
  • Red Fox Vixen
  • Morning Has Broken
  • MaleRuffedGrouse
  • Fall Frost on the Dempster Highway
  • Aurora Borealis
  • NorthKlondikeTrumpeters
  • Copper River
  • Juvenile Barred Owl

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Yangshuo Sunrise

Situated on the banks of the Li River, Yangshuo in southeast China is surrounded by limestone mountains that are a beautiful backrop to a culture filled city.  It was the last day on a visit there in September of 2013, an early morning rise to catch a bus to the next city made for a last chance at capturing this stunning landscape.   Yangshuo Landscape

American Badger

Over the last few years I’ve had a few encounters with American Badgers but almost all were very brief and limited to seeing them scurry across paved highways in my travels throughout southern Alberta.  Known for being very private with natal den sites and putting on an impressive display of attitude towards intruders; finding this den with 3 young of year last week was a rewarding encounter that was an exception to the norm.  While she watched closely, the female allowed me to photograph a tender moment with one of her young.  BadgerwithYoung

Healthy Momma

Went back to the location of a Red Fox den that I photographed last spring and found the vixen to be in fine form and having 8 pups to take care of this year.  While waiting at the den site, the vixen went hunting for about 40-45mins and came back with a mouthful for her little ones.Red Fox Vixen

Morning Has Broken

This image was taken a few weeks back in south central British Columbia. What was supposed to be a long exposure on the night sky ended early with a moon rise that reminded me of the words of the song “Morning has Broken” by musical artist Cat Stevens. Although it looks as though the sun has broken the horizon, it was in fact an almost full moon that quickly changed the direction of this image.

Morning Has Broken

The Boss

Explored a small local treasure today near Cochrane, AB.  This gem of once privately owned land was set aside by the owner in the early 80’s in the interest of wildlife conservation.  Being off the beaten path it sees very few visitors and under a warm chinook sky it was a nice quiet getaway for a few hours this afternoon.  Late in the afternoon we came across a group of Ruffed Grouse including this male that was strutting his goods and letting the others know who’s the boss in his area of the woods.

Male Ruffed Grouse

 

Fall Frost on the Dempster Highway

A frosty embrace at the edge of a small unnamed lake along the Dempster Highway.
Fall Frost on the Dempster Highway

Inconsequential

The experience of standing below the aurora borealis is so humbling; you can’t help but feel inconsequential when surrounded by something so beautiful.
Aurora Borealis

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