10 Year Storm
Winter 2017/18 brought fierce weather to the west coast of British Columbia. Waves, some 30ft tall, crashed into the rugged shore of Ucluelet's Wild Pacific Trail.
Dawn, Great Bear Rainforest
Early morning light from the deck of Passing Cloud. Great Bear Rainforest, September 2016.
Gwaii Haanas Atmosphere
The old growth forests in Gwaii Haanas look unlike anything in BC. Here, trees in all stages of their lifecycle protrude through the forest canopy during a late summer afternoon. Haida Gwaii, 2017.
Whale Channel, Great Bear Rainforest
Centered in the Great Bear Rainforest between Gill Island and Princess Royal Island is Whale Channel. The abundant food still available here attracts hundreds of humpback, fin and killer whales throughout the year.
An eagle soars in afternoon light. Strathcona Provincial Park, 2017.
Totem, SGaang Gwaii
The crest of a beear is depicted in a mortuary pole at SGang Gwaay. Gwaii Haanas National Park, Haida Gwaii, 2017.
A couple walks along South Chesterman's beach on a foggy August day. Tofino, British Columbia, 2016.
A fierce-looking wave during a Winter strorm. Ucluelet, British Columbia. November, 2017.
Storm Spray, Ucluelet
Fierce winter swell collides with the rugged coast of Ucluelet, British Columbia. November, 2017.
A tufted puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) as seen during a rainy day in Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, Haida Gwaii. Summer, 2017.
Humpbacks, Great Bear Rainforest
A pod of humback whales feed in the nutrient-rich waters around Gill Island, Great Bear Rainforest. September, 2016.
Khutzeymateen Old Growth
Fog enshrouds a mountainside filled with old growth rainforest near Khutzeymateen Inlet, Great Bear Rainforest. Autumn 2016.
Spirit Bear (Kermode Bear)
A spirit bear emerges from the forest in search of a fishing hole. Great Bear Rainforest, September, 2016.
Bald Eagle, Khutzeymateen
A healthy-looking bald eagle, as seen in Khutzeymateen Inlet. Great Bear Rainforest, September 2016.
Rainforest Giant, Pacific Rim
Looking up from the base of a giant old growth western red cedar. Pacific Rim National Park, 2016.
Old Man's Beard
Usnea (lichen). Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino, British Columbia, 2016.
Snowy Morning Surf, Cox Bay
An early morning session with snow falling at Cox Bay. Tofino, British Columbia, January, 2017.
Winter Surf Check
Local surfer, Reed Platenius, checks the waves at Cox Bay during a wintery morning in January, 2017.
Schooner Cove Surf
A surfer enters the water during a foggy August evening at Schooner Cove, Pacific Rim National Park. Summer, 2017.
Charting a Course
Captain Russel Markell reviews the day's journey, and plans the next day's course aboard Passing Cloud in the Great Bear Rainforest. Autumn, 2016.
Golden hour lights up the deck of the Passing Cloud in the Great Bear Rainforest. Autumn, 2016.
Through the Porthole
Golden hour light aboard Passing Cloud. Autumn, 2016.
Sailing during a perfect afternoon in the Great Bear Rainforest. Autumn, 2016.
Forests meets sea
Lush rainforest meets the blue waters of Rennell Sound. Graham Island, Haida Gwaii. Summer, 2017.
Humpbacks From Above
A mother and her calf rise for air near Gill Island. Great Bear Rainforest, Autumn, 2016.
Bella Coola Estuary
A drone image of an estuary near Bella Coola, British Columbia. Autumn, 2016.
A drone capture of the estuary at Khutzeymateen Inlet. Autumn 2016.
Passing Cloud makes its way around a sacred first nations burial island. Great Bear Rainforest, Autumn, 2017.
Winter Waves, Golden Light
Golden hour brings out the most remarkable textures and colours on the waves hitting Cox Bay. Winter, 2016.
Crescent Moon, Tide Pools.
Combers Beach, Pacific Rim National Park, Summer 2017.
Milky Way Reflection
The Milky Way reflects on a small creek leading into the Pacific Ocean. Combers Beach, Pacific Rim National Park, 2017.
San Juan Islands
Kiliii Fish, a kayak guide and professional photographer, stares up at the stars during a clear night in the San Juan Islands. Summer, 2015.
An old fishing boat lays shipwrecked on Florencia Beach. Autumn, 2016.
North Beach / Rose Spit
Rose Spit, Haida Gwaii, is one of the only places in British Columbia where it's possible and permissible to drive your vehicle on the beach. Summer, 2017.
Rose Spit, Naikoon Provincial Park
Rose Spit is where the waters of the Hecate Straight meet the Dixon Entrance. According to Haida mythology, this is the site of creation, where a raven first brought people into this world by coaxing them out of a clam shell.
The Wreak of The Pesuta
Located near Tlell, Haida Gwaii, the Pesuta was a 264 foot log barge, shipwrecked in a winter storm in the Hecate Strait in 1928. Autumn 2017.
Gwaii Haanas Layers
The southeast coastline of Gwaii Haanas National Park and Reserve, Haida Gwaii. Summer 2017.
Coastal Colours, Schooner Cove
Greens, blues and yellows colourize a sunset and moonrise in Pacific Rim National Park. Summer, 2016.
Kayaking, San Juan Islands
A layer of forest fire smoke gives a coastal sunset bright orange and purple hues. Summer, 2017.
A layer of forest fire smoke gives the sunset bright orange and purple hues as surfers wait for waves. Summer, 2017.
Summer Sun, 2017
The sun as seen through a mix of fog and forest fire smoke. The tiny black speck on the sun is a sunspot called AR2665 that’s 74,560 miles wide – about 19 times bigger than Earth. Yeah, the sun is quite large. It’s feared the gigantic blemish is unstable enough to produce an “M-class” solar flare... would create some amazing auroras, but also threaten communication satellites and astronauts living on the ISS... Nikon D500 + 70-200 F/4
A layer of forest fire smoke and fog results in a uniquely coloured sunset at Cox Bay, Tofino BC. Summer, 2017.