Marty’s photos of the day #4559: This is wickup (fireweed), photographed last month on Vancouver Island.
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Marty’s photo of the day #4551: I saw quite a few bald eagles last month on Vancouver Island and concentrated on photographing them in flight. Usually I’d see them far away, eating a fish on a spit of land, and start photographing them with my largest lens (I don’t use a big honking lens because […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4550: Any time photographing whales is a great time, and I had so much fun last month photographing gray whales off of Vancouver Island. The difference between photographing humpback whales (as I did off of Antarctica) and gray whales is that gray whales generally don’t come as far out of […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4547: I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, look! The Republicans finally settled on their brightest for the Speaker of the House, and Marty snapped a picture of his acceptance speech.” But it’s actually a banana slug, photographed on Vancouver Island.
Marty’s photo of the day #4544: A four-pack of harbor seals, photographed on a tiny island off the coast of Vancouver Island.
Marty’s photo of the day #4543: So as it turned out, Gilligan, the Skipper, the Professor, Ginger, Mary Ann, Eunice, and Thurston, were actually marooned on Vancouver Island! About the photo: While camping in a remote area along the Johnstone Strait on Vancouver Island, Deb and I found all sorts of abandoned items hidden in […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4542: Fairly soon I will be moving on from photos I shot last month on Vancouver Island and return to photos I shot all over the world. But not today. Sea otters are easy to anthropomorphize, but they really do seem to enjoy life, floating around on the ocean with […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4541: Deb and I have enjoyed two long camping trips into Canada with our dogs. The first was in 2002, when Deb and I took Kate and Annie on a 5,572-mile-long adventure to the very top of Canada, which became part of my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4540: Sunset as viewed from Deb’s and my campsite on the Johnstone Strait. (September 2023, Vancouver Island)
Marty’s photo of the day #4539: These puff balls seem to have a question for me, but I’m not quite sure what it is. Photographed on Vancouver Island.
Marty’s photo of the day #4538: Thar she blows! Gray whale, photographed off the coast of one of the many islands surrounding Vancouver Island.
Marty’s photo of the day #4537: Vancouver Island is supposed to have one of the densest populations of black bears in the world. Last month, Deb and I saw two of them on the island, and our dog, Nellie, swears she saw another one not far from our tent. Even so, for us that’s not […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4536: While on Vancouver Island, I saw all these birds that reminded me of Antarctic skuas. Obviously, they weren’t skuas, and they commonly hung out with the herring gulls. I didn’t get around to identifying them until this morning. It turns out that they were juvenile herring gulls. This is […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4535: I mentioned before how much fun I had photographing surfers off the western coast of Vancouver Island. It was a challenge to pick a surfer that wouldn’t immediately wipeout and to keep that surfer in frame and in focus as he/she rode the perfect wave. Eventually, however, almost everyone […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4534: This is a long-billed dowitcher, photographed on Vancouver Island. Because the sun was setting, and I only had my little pocket camera with me, I didn’t think this would turn out. But we both stood very still for the precise moment necessary.
Marty’s photo of the day #4533: There seems to be a lot of attitude in this pose. A song sparrow, photographed last month on Vancouver Island.
Marty’s photo of the day #4532: Sailing off the edge of the world—photographed on a foggy morning, near Deb’s and my campsite, on the Johnstone Strait, Vancouver Island.
Marty’s photo of the day #4529: Black Turnstone, photographed earlier this month on Vancouver Island.
Marty’s photo of the day #4519: During each of the three nights we stayed at The Cabins at Terrace Beach (Ucluelet, Vancouver Island) earlier this month, Deb and I would take Nellie for a walk down to the beach to watch the sunset. On our last night there, the actual sunset wasn’t overly special. In […]