20160826-2Z6A8978

20160826-2Z6A8985

20160826-2Z6A8994

20160826-2Z6A9036

“ERIN”

20160826-2Z6A9046

20160826-2Z6A9056

20160826-2Z6A9061

20160826-2Z6A9095

20160826-2Z6A9109

20160826-2Z6A9124

20160826-2Z6A9172

20160826-2Z6A9180

20160826-2Z6A9186

CLASSIC DAREDEVIL POSE

 

20160825-2Z6A8859

20160825-2Z6A8881

20160825-2Z6A8882

AT REST

20160825-2Z6A8902

MY FRIEND…….”ROMEO”

20160825-2Z6A8914

ROMEO PERCHING UPON HIS THRONE

20160825-2Z6A8925

20160825-2Z6A8929

20160825-2Z6A8933

SUNSET PERFECT!

20160825-2Z6A8966

20160825-2Z6A8967

CLASSIC TOFINO SUNSET

20160825-Sunset pano

THE “HARVEST KING”

20160824-2Z6A8717

THE DAREDEVIL

20160824-2Z6A8743

20160824-2Z6A8751

20160824-2Z6A8754

20160824-2Z6A8755

ROMEO TAKING OFF

20160824-2Z6A8811

20160824-2Z6A8812

20160824-2Z6A8816

20160824-2Z6A8818

20160824-2Z6A8824

A TOFINO FLY BY

20160824-2Z6A8830

20160824-2Z6A8833

20160824-2Z6A8836

20160824-2Z6A8844

ERNIE & ETHEL’S EAGLET “ERIN”

20160823-2Z6A8387

20160823-2Z6A8434

20160823-2Z6A8442

I was lucky tonight! I finally  got to see Ernie & Ethel’s new eaglet! Eagles have a interesting technique to help fully fledge eaglets. They normally feed the eaglet in the nest when it’s very young.Then when it gets larger,they make it come to them.First right beside the nest,then further down the limb & then to another tree. Finally when it’s almost fully fledged they leave the tree totally & go down to the ground further away.Thats what they are doing in this shot.

This eaglet will be called “Erin”.

 

MUMMA BEAR & YEARLING

20160823-2Z6A8463

20160823-2Z6A8474

20160823-2Z6A8476

20160823-2Z6A8480

20160823-2Z6A8483

I’ve never been able to get good shots of these guys. They were in the shade when I shot these.To make matters more difficult,they are both skittish types but they are getting use to me.

SCENES OF THE DAREDEVIL

20160823-2Z6A8512

20160823-2Z6A8493

20160823-2Z6A8501

20160823-2Z6A8521

ROMEO

20160823-2Z6A8563

20160823-2Z6A8576

 

ROMEO’S SUNSET SKY

20160823-2Z6A8585

20160823-2Z6A8617

 

20160823-2Z6A8671

A COTTON CANDY SKY

20160823-2Z6A8710

20160823-2Z6A8706

SUNSET ROW

20160822-2Z6A8105

Went up into Fortune Channel & Gunner inlet looking for bears tonight.Because of it being high tide,I knew the odds were against me in finding one out & about. It’s usually a 50/50 proposition ? Tonights guess was wrong.I didn’t find a single one out.During the Summers warm periods the odds of finding one out decrease. They have a thick fur coat & yes they do get hot. They prefer to keep cool & stay inside the forest.

I headed back to Tofino & stopped at Tsapee Narrows to visit with the Daredevil & Delilah. Delilah has been gone fore several weeks now & the Daredevil wasn’t around either.

So I continued on my way back to Tofino.I could see the clouds were high.I knew the sunset was going to be a good one as well.When the clouds are high like that,they light up after the sun sets.The last rich colours (violet) of the sunset afterglow can still hit those high clouds even after the sun has gone down.

I went to visit with Romeo.As soon as I came around Beck island,he flew straight over to greet me! We have a game we play……or at least,I do.I try to beat him to this rocky island I call it his “rocky throne”.I move pretty fast in my boat but he always moves faster & he’s not even flapping his wings! He’s simply gliding!

After awhile Juliette even came over.Their eaglets must be fully fledged by now or very close? The sunset was great! Took a bunch of shots of them both with that gorgeous sky in behind!

I spotted a Heron close by on a rock & decided to see If I could get some shots of it against that sky as well.Was a bit tricky but I managed to get a few good ones.I got close enough to see it had a swarm of bugs around it.

After that,I called it a night & came back in.Tonights shoot started off poorly but ended on a bang!

 

ROMEO SURVEYING HIS TERRITORY

20160822-2Z6A8119

ROMEO & ATLEO AIR

20160822-2Z6A8143

I didn’t realize it at the time that there was a Atleo Air floatplane in the background.

A EAGLE SUNSET

20160822-2Z6A8162

20160822-2Z6A8204

20160822-2Z6A8282

20160822-2Z6A8312

ROMEO

20160822-2Z6A8125

20160822-2Z6A8227

20160822-2Z6A8304

BUGGED!

20160822-2Z6A8327

20160822-2Z6A8358

20160822-2Z6A8348

20160822-2Z6A8355

20160822-2Z6A8356

After visiting with Romeo & Juliette,I spied this Blue Heron over on a rock close by.The problem was that it was dark in behind! I needed to line the Heron up with that great sunset.So I beached my boat (Romeo & Juliette were in a small tree very close to me & looked down wondering what the hell I was doing?)

I walked away from them both & the Heron.I didn’t want to spook the Heron. I did a large loop around & in behind the Heron. I then started to approach.If you stare at a animal while walking towards them,they’ll get nervous.So try to approach while looking else where & going left & right.Never make a bee line to them. I was able to get close enough to see dozens of bugs circling.Not sure what they were but I did end up getting bit as well.

HANGING OUT

 

20160820-2Z6A7930

20160820-2Z6A7935

20160820-2Z6A7940

IC

20160820-2Z6A7963

20160820-2Z6A7961

20160820-2Z6A7961-2

ATTACKED

20160820-2Z6A7976

20160820-2Z6A7977

I believe this is one of the bear buddies? He was by himself,so I assume they must of had a fight? Bears always swipe at the face.This guy got off easy with his injury.His eye wasn’t injured,just the skin above was.

 

BEAR BUDDY CRUISING

20160820-2Z6A7997

20160820-2Z6A7985

20160820-2Z6A7972

CLASSIC TOFINO SUNSET

20160820-2Z6A8030

ROMEO’S SUNSET PERCH

20160820-2Z6A8040

20160820-2Z6A8037

SUNSET DANCING

20160820-2Z6A8054

20160820-2Z6A8055

20160820-2Z6A8057

SUNSET PROFILE

20160820-2Z6A8050

SUNTANNING

20160819-2Z6A7906

20160819-2Z6A7909

GOING TO THE BIG TREE TRAIL ON MEARES ISLAND

20160819-2Z6A7921

A TOFINO HOME SWEET HOME

20160819-2Z6A7923

“BLACKY”

20160816-2Z6A7854

20160816-2Z6A7865

THE DAREDEVIL’S SUNSET SILHOUETTE

20160816-2Z6A7885

20160816-2Z6A7886

SUNSET TAKE OUT

20160816-2Z6A7873

MOON MIST

 

20160816-2Z6A7891

KEEPING COMPANY

20160815-2Z6A7707

20160815-2Z6A7711

These two are best buds.They seem to like hanging out together & don’t ask me why? This is unusual for two adult male bears to follow each other.

BEAR BUDDY

20160815-2Z6A7719

20160815-2Z6A7722These two male bears have been keeping each other company for some strange reason? I haven’t figured this one out?

SUNSET FORAGING

20160815-2Z6A7715

20160815-2Z6A7733

20160815-2Z6A7744

THE DAREDEVIL’S MOON

20160815-2Z6A7788

20160815-2Z6A7797

SUNSET STRIKING

20160815-2Z6A7807

20160815-2Z6A7809

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 440 other followers

%d bloggers like this: