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Daily Photo – River Otter Lunching

By Heather / May 4, 2020

Spotting something swimming in the ocean I waited with my camera posed to see what the depths would offer up. First, there was a nose that disappears followed by a curved back and tip of the tail as the otter dived again. Curious as to what he was up to, I sat on the beach […]

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Daily Photo – Banana Slug

By Heather / May 1, 2020

I saw this banana slug while we were camping and I watch it carefully as it rushed (as only a slug can) toward a deadly mushroom. When I say deadly, it would kill a human if ingested but to the slug, it was pure ambrosia. As it slithered toward the fungi on a slimy trail […]

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Daily Post – Snake In The Grass

By Heather / April 23, 2020

This northwestern garter snake is literally a snake in the grass. Not to be confused with a sneaky person who appears harmless or even friendly but in fact, is treacherous. I was out taking pictures of birds one hot summer day when a robin attracted my attention. He was hopping around in a frantic manner […]

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Daily Photo – My Nemesis

By Heather / April 14, 2020

Camouflaged in the grass he waits patiently. Tail twitching with anticipation he watches intently each bird that passes by. He is but one of many who grace my yard to cash in on the feathered friends that I provide for them on a daily basis. Once I caught him in a trap meant for a […]

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Daily Photo – Listening

By Heather / April 12, 2020

Listening intently the lone rabbit sniffs the air to see what dangers the wind brings. Camouflaged amongst the grasses it’s only when he sits up and moves that you notice him. Listening, he catches noises that humans can’t detect owing to the ability of the ears being able to swivel independently of each other. This […]

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What Do Babies And Seal Pups Have In Common?

By Heather / August 5, 2017

What do babies and seal pups have in common besides being small, helpless and requiring someone to feed them? Read on to find the answer. On a walk through Alyards Farm one day I discovered the similarity. Alyards Farm is part of East Sooke Regional Park and is one of my favourite places to go for a walk. […]

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Wildlife Photography From A Different Perspective

By Heather / March 28, 2017

There is a new way of viewing wildlife photography that takes it to a whole new level as well as angle! Gone are the days when one takes an SLR camera or heaven forbid a camera that actually takes a film, out into the wilds to capture the elusive wildlife. No need to carry heavy equipment […]

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It’s Lambing Time On The West Coast And Everyone Is Accounted For

By Heather / March 21, 2017

Lambing time is an exciting time for farmers and passerby’s alike. For the farmers, their herd increases and wool production goes up. For passerby’s it’s a delight to see the lambs frolicking in the fields. Lambs playing – Olympus E-M1, f5.6, 1/1000, ISO 320, Lumix 100-300mm, natural light Lambing can be complicated and tragic as […]