Monthly Archives: September 2015

Stawamus Chief Provincial Park

The Stawamus Chief is located next to Howe Sound and it’s the second largest granite monolith in the world. Last weekend I spent an evening and a morning on the summit of the third peak. At sunrise, the light was amazing as the fog burned off. The third peak is 702 metres high and it was a tough grind climbing it with my photography equipment, however, the images I got made the effort worthwhile. Click on the first image in the gallery to see a larger version of each photo.

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Surfacing

Two resident killer whales or orcas on the move.┬áThese are the most commonly sighted of the three populations ( residents, transients and offshores ) in the coastal waters of British Columbia. They are the largest member of the dolphin family. Residents’ diets consist primarily of salmon, and have extremely tight family units called ‘matrilines’ and each matriline has its own distinct calls. You can see the saddle patch behind the dorsal fin which helps in killer whale identification. This was the pioneer work of the late Dr. Michael Bigg. Seeing orcas in the wild is a humbling experience. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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Placed Upon The Horizon

I’ve been having fun taking images of the Facade 2015 event at the Vancouver Art Gallery. This projection mapping project transforms outdoor architecture. I tried to get a few different perspectives and in the process saw some rats scurrying away. My Nikon camera takes such beautiful images at night, with amazing detail and vivid colours. Click on an image to see a larger version.

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