Breaching Transient

Breaching Transient

A transient orca breaches in Whale Channel.

Tranquil Dive 2

Tranquil Dive 2

A humbpack whale tail just before it disappears underwater on a glassy calm morning in Caamano Sound.

Fin Whale Surfaces

Fin Whale Surfaces

A fin whale surfaces in Whale Channel near Princess Royal Island

Mid Air Battle

Mid Air Battle

Adult and juvenile bald eagles fight for a free meal that washed ashore on the tide.

Big Gulp

Big Gulp

Water flows into the mouth of a lone humpback whale found peck feeding off Ashdown Island.

Curious Humpback

Curious Humpback

A humpback whale surfaces slowly beside the boat in Squally Channel.

Blood Star

Blood Star

A blood star is above water temporarily during low tide on Aristazabal Island.

Giant Green Anemome

Giant Green Anemome

The tentacles of a giant green anemone are a common sight on the British Columbia coastline.

Glassy Ripples

Glassy Ripples

The ripples on the ocean in northern Squally Channel.

Birthday Rainbows

Birthday Rainbows

A double rainfbow after a summer shower in Taylor Bite

The A34's

The A34's

The A 34 northern resident orca pod travel in a resting line in Squally Channel.

Sunrise from Whale Point

Sunrise from Whale Point

Sunrise over Princess Royal Island from Whale Point in Taylor Bite.

Taylor Bite Panorama

Taylor Bite Panorama

Panoramic view of Taylor Bite from Whale Point Research Centre on Gil Island.

Humpback's Breath

Humpback's Breath

The mist from the blow of a humpback whale illuminated by the morning sunlight.

Intertidal Patterns

Intertidal Patterns

Rockweed clings to an intertidal shelf.

Princess Royal Island

Princess Royal Island

The layered topography of Princess Royal Island.

Red Columbine Flower

Red Columbine Flower

A red columbine flower sits amid the towering trees that line the Gil Island shoreline.

Intertidal Creek

Intertidal Creek

Creek water flows over the intertidal zone into the ocean on Gil Island.

Eagle Fishing

Eagle Fishing

A bald eagle swoops up after a failed grab at a fish.

Humpback Tail

Humpback Tail

A humpback whale dives off Rennison Island in Caamano Sound.

Glistening Tail

Glistening Tail

Water glistens off a humpback whale tail in Caamano Sound.

Eagle Dive

Eagle Dive

A bald eagle swoops down to catch a fish in Caamano Sound.

Coastal Morning

Coastal Morning

An orca appears in the fog off Alexander Island in Caamano Sound.

Tranquil Dive

Tranquil Dive

A humpback whale dives into the glassy calm waters of Caamano Sound.

Encounter with an Octopus

Encounter with an Octopus

An octopus watches the photographer carefully from just below the ocean's surface at Whale Point.

Patterns in Driftwood

Patterns in Driftwood

Patterns in the wood on a huge driftwood log washed ashore on Gil Island.

Water Droplets

Water Droplets

Water droplets cling to a spider's web on a foggy morning at Whale Point.

Sundew Droplets

Sundew Droplets

Sundew plants are common in bog ecosystems of the Greatbear rainforest.

Kingfisher Reflected

Kingfisher Reflected

Belted Kingfisher reflected in the calm waters of Taylor Bite.

Midnight Sky

Midnight Sky

The Milky Way over Princess Royal Island in the heart of the Greatbear rainforest.

Alaskan Saxifrage

Alaskan Saxifrage

Alaskan Saxifrage decorates the shore line at Ulric Point on Aristazabal Island.

Raven at Dawn

Raven at Dawn

A raven in the morning light sits on an old snag at Whale Point

The Boat's Wake

The Boat's Wake

The boat's wake creates a beautiful pattern on the ocean on a calm morning in Whale Channel.

First Encounter

First Encounter

A fin whale surfaces only meters from shore in Taylor Bite, my first ever fin whale encounter.

Deer Fern Fiddlehead

Deer Fern Fiddlehead

Young deer fern fiddlehead uncoils in the spring along the shoreline of Gil Island

Humpback Tongue

Humpback Tongue

The tongue of a humpback whale can be seen as it surfaces from a round of bubble net feeding.

The A34's

The A34's

The A34 pod swims in a resting line along the shoreline of Campania Island.

Whales Gorge

Whales Gorge

Humbpack whales bubble net feed on herring for weeks on end, in groups of 2-20 whales, near Rennison Island in Caamano Sound.

Travelling Orca

Travelling Orca

A pod of orca whales swim along the shore of Campania Island.

Coastal Creek

Coastal Creek

A creek flows to the ocean from Aristazabal Island.

Orca Pod

Orca Pod

A pod of resident orca whales swim along the shoreline of Gil island.

Morning Reflection

Morning Reflection

This perfect reflection lasted only a moment in Taylor Bite.

1st year Orca Calf

1st year Orca Calf

A young orca whale swims with it's family in Squally Channel near Ashdown Island.

The Sea's Beauty

The Sea's Beauty

The glassy ripples in Squally Channel.

Neighbours

Neighbours

An eagle and a crow share a perch in an old stag on Aristazabal Island.

Spyhop

Spyhop

A resident orca spyhoping off Gil Island.

Moss Wall

Moss Wall

Deer fern grows off a mossy cliffside on Aristazabal Island.

Chocolate Lilies

Chocolate Lilies

Chocolate lilies growing just above the high tide line, Gil Island.

Floating Home

Floating Home

A sea shell and barnicles grow on a peice of driftwood along the shoreline of Gil Island.

Success

Success

A bald eagle with a small fish on the way back to his perch on Ariztabal Island

Beach Pea

Beach Pea

A young beach pea plant unfolds it newest leaves.

Salal Flower

Salal Flower

A salal flower up close. This common shrub covers the floor of the rainforest all over the BC coast.

Sea Lion Surfacing

Sea Lion Surfacing

A sea lion a split second before he breaks the surface tension of the ocean and comes up for a breath.

Always Watchful

Always Watchful

A bald eagle looks down at this photographer.

Fishing Eagle

Fishing Eagle

A bald eagle dives for a fish off Whale Point

As the Fog Burns Off

As the Fog Burns Off

Whale Point as the fog burns off.

Dawn Fishing

Dawn Fishing

Fishermen in the morning light, Caamano Sound.

A Spider's Art

A Spider's Art

A spider's web covered in dew, moments after the fog rolls through.

Juvenile Humpback Play

Juvenile Humpback Play

A young humpback whale playfully breaches off Campania Island.

Humpback at Play

Humpback at Play

A young humpback whale breaches and roles repeatedly in Squally Channel.

Eagle in Flight

Eagle in Flight

A bald eagle flies overhead on Gil Island.

Anderson Island Solstice

Anderson Island Solstice

Sunset over the Anderson Islands on the summer solstice, Caamano Sound, BC.

Raven's Company

Raven's Company

A raven searches the shoreline of Gil Island for a meal.

Cedar Arms

Cedar Arms

The arms of a huge red cedar tree at camp on Aristazabal Island.

Juvenile Eagle in Flight

Juvenile Eagle in Flight

A juvenile bald eagle flies overhead. Eagles take up to 5 years to fully develop the iconic black and white colour patterns.

Whale Point Centre

Whale Point Centre

Whale Point Research Centre is set amid a pristine environment in the heart of the Greatbear Rainforest.

Taylor Bite Reflected

Taylor Bite Reflected

A glassy calm start to a day at Whale Point on Gil Island.

Diving In

Diving In

A bald eagle swoops down for a fish in Taylor Bite, Gil Island.

Pacific Whitesided Dolphin

Pacific Whitesided Dolphin

A pacific whitesided dolphin swims in the crystal clear water off Whale Point.

Dolphin Visits Whale Point

Dolphin Visits Whale Point

A pacific whitesided dolphin visits Whale Point on Gil Island

Princess Royal Island

Princess Royal Island

The layered coastal landscape of Princess Royal Island.

Banana Slug

Banana Slug

A Banana Slug slowly makes its way along the path on Gil Island.

Juvenile Play

Juvenile Play

Two juvenile Humpback whales breach and dive continuously for over an hour.

Breaching Humpback

Breaching Humpback

Two juvenile humpback whales were seen repeatedly breaching and tail lobbing for more than 1 hour in northern Squally Channel.

Humpback Tail Lob

Humpback Tail Lob

Two juvenile humpback whales were seen repeatedly breaching and tail lobbing for more than 1 hour in northern Squally Channel.

Curious Whales

Curious Whales

Two humpback whales swim slowly around our boat, apparently curious about us, they surfaced many times near the boat to look up at us.

Waterfall

Waterfall

A waterfall behind the research centre generates hydro power.

Weathered Driftwood

Weathered Driftwood

A rock is embedded in a piece of weathered driftwood that washed ashore on Gil Island.

Lush Cliff

Lush Cliff

Ferns line the steep cliffs of a rainforest creek on Gil Island.

Rocky Creek

Rocky Creek

A small creek flows off Gil Island in the Greatbear Rainforest.

Salal Flower

Salal Flower

A salal flower up close. This common shrub covers the floor of the rainforst all over the BC coast.  

Eagle Soars

Eagle Soars

A bald eagle soars overhead as it returns from a failed fishing venture.

Into the Deep

Into the Deep

The sunlight cuts deep into the Pacific Ocean in Taylor Bite off Gil Island.

Bull Kelp Vista

Bull Kelp Vista

Bull kelp floats on the ocean surface in Taylor Bite.

First Light

First Light

Dawn's first rays light up the peaks of Campania Island.

Waxing Moon

Waxing Moon

A waxing moon clearly visable mid day.

Dall's Porpoise

Dall's Porpoise

Dall's porpoise swim through Taylor Bite at sunset.

Fern leaves

Fern leaves

The delicate leaves of a bracken fern plant in Cameron Cove on Princess Royal Island.

Canada Day Moonrise

Canada Day Moonrise

A full moon rises on Canada Day over Princess Royal Island.

Coastal Waters

Coastal Waters

The seafloor and kelp leaves are clearly visible underwater during a rare spell of crystal clear ocean water in the summer of 2015.

Whale Point Research Centre

Whale Point Research Centre

Whale Point Research Centre in Taylor Bite, located in the heart of the Greatbear Rainforest

Mink at Low Tide

Mink at Low Tide

A mink is busy searching for food during low tide on Gil Island.

Lion's Mane Jellyfish

Lion's Mane Jellyfish

A Lion's Mane Jellyfish is a common sight in the waters around Caamano Sound in the summer.

Moon Jelly

Moon Jelly

A moon jellyfish is visible during a period of uncommonly clear water in the north Pacific Ocean.

Lazy Day

Lazy Day

Stellar sea lions sunning on Sea Lion Rock, near Ashdown Island.

Forest Light

Forest Light

A red columbine flower is lit by the sunlight on the rugged shoreline of Gil Island.

Coastal LIfe

Coastal LIfe

A small plant nestled into a coastal crevis in Taylor Bite.

Mother Cedar

Mother Cedar

A huge red cedar tree welcomes you to the Cetacea Lab Research Centre on Gil Island

Whale Point

Whale Point

Looking west from Whale Point Research Center in the heart of the Greatbear Rainforst.

Travelling Companion

Travelling Companion

A transient orca swims beside our boat. This whale was discovered to have some kind of birth defect causing a curved spine, which was apparent when it surfaced. This juvenile whale appeared to be in good health.

Smokey Sunset

Smokey Sunset

Sunset lights up the smoke from forest fires burning deep in the interior during the summer of 2015.

Gil Island Bog

Gil Island Bog

The bog on the south end of Gil Island looks over towards Princess Royal Island and Caamano Sound.

Coastal Forest

Coastal Forest

Lush temperate rainforest lines the shore of Gil Island.

Ashdown at Dawn

Ashdown at Dawn

Dawn over Ashdown Island from Whale Point on Gil Island.

Orca Tail

Orca Tail

A transient orca tail lobs in Whale Channel.

Eaglet's Home

Eaglet's Home

A bald eagle chick looks out of the nest alongside it's parent on Gil Island.

Sea Lion Play

Sea Lion Play

Two stellar sea lions from a nearby rookery play fight near Whale Point.

Stellar Sea Lion Surfaces

Stellar Sea Lion Surfaces

The spray from a stellar sea lion coming up for a breath is lit up in the sunlight at Taylor Bite in the Greatbear Rainforest.

Moonlit Coast

Moonlit Coast

A full moon lights the snowy mountains of Princess Royal Island.

Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour

A full moon lights a small boat slip at Whale Point on Princess Royal Island.