VENUS DANCING WITH THE CRESCENT MOON

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THE EYES HAVE IT

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A DARING POSE BY THE DAREDEVIL

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I say “daring” because of where he perched.That limb is from a dead tree that had fallen into the water awhile ago.Dead tree limbs tend to become dry & when you perch upon dead dry limbs they can snap! I was expecting it to snap & get a great action shot but the limb proved tougher.

THE COMINGS & GOINGS OF MAGGIE GIRL

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20180715-IMG_1377I always come visit Maggie before Romeo & Juliette simply because of geography. Maggie got two visits from me tonight! Why? Because after I left her I went to go visit Romeo & he didn’t fly out to greet me! First time thats happen in a long time.The heat makes them lethargic!

So with no action from Romeo,I decided to go back to visit Maggie & she was more than happy to accommodate! Thats why she’s my girlfriend!

MAGGIES SUNSET

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THE DAREDEVIL

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EAGLE SHADES

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20180714-IMG_0855Eagles have a nictitating eye lid. It’s semi-transparent.In this shot you can see the blood vessels running through it as well.

BRINGING HOME THE BACON

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THE EAGLE HAS LANDED

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A TOFINO SUNSET

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SOMEONE IS HAVING A BAD DAY!

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I noticed a Harbour Seal with some injuries today.It not only had a recent neck wound but also looked like it was missing some of it’s flipper!

To make matters worse it also looks like it’s left eye has something wrong with it! Maybe glaucoma?

ERNIE TAKING OFF

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CLASSIC DAREDEVIL

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ROMEO

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SUNSET DANCE

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SUNSET PADDLE

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CHERT BEAR

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When I first saw this yearling I was hoping it was Piglet? Piglet has a thin white chest marking on her but I couldn’t see it on this bear.

It walked along a downed tree towards me & than it walked in front of a glacial boulder.That boulder has to weigh 10 tons if it’s a ounce! The glacier picked it up thousands of years ago & dropped it off here.Notice how well rounded it is.Thats due to the natural tumbling & grinding a glacier does.

SHADOW BEAR

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Notice how this bear is just inside the shadows.I originally saw it from the other side.The well lit side,but realized the only way I was going to get a shot was to go around this island & shoot a silhouette from the reverse angle.

WATCH YOUR 6

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The Daredevil flew out to greet me & a Crow decided to attack him.All Crows hate eagles! Eagles do eat their eggs but generally Crows just seem to hate eagles!

THE DAREDEVIL

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MAGGIE GIRL SHOWING OFF

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ROMEO PERCHING

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ROMEO’S SUNSET

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HAPPY CANADA DAY!

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We celebrated Canada Day in Tofino today.Lots of festivities going on around town.At sunset they set off fireworks.They towed a barge out into the harbour & set them off from there.

In the background you can see the mountains “Lonecone” & to the left further back “Catsface”.

THE DAREDEVIL

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MAGGIE GIRL

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ROMEO’S SUNSET

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ROMEO’S MOON

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ERNIE’S MOON

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“LEFTY’S” CLOSE UP

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Lefty’s right eye was damaged during a fight with another bear.She seems to get along without it just fine.

PEGGY & PIGLET

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PIGLET BEING PIGLET

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I now believe that this cub is Piglet #2.It’s the same mother but a smaller cub than she had last Fall.Which means Peggy must of not denned with Piglet last winter.This cub was born this year & so explains why it is so small.It even has a thin white chest marking like her older sister Piglet! Peggy also has a bad case of mange on her face.I almost didn’t recognize her.

 

PIGLET HAS A SKITTER

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GORD’S SUNSET

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I’m dedicating this post to my older brother Gord.He passed away today. I’ll miss him.I wished him well on his journey. A journey we all must take one day

 

MAGGIE GIRL DANCING

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THE DAREDEVIL

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“BAT BOY”

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A friend mentioned that this bear looked like “Bat Boy”.After checking previous shots I’d have to agree. This is Bat Boy!

LOOKING FOR MUMMY!

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I found this baby Common Merganser all by it’s self.I couldn’t see it’s mother anywhere? If it can’t find it’s mother real soon,it’ll be preyed upon for sure!

BETWEEN A ROCK & A HARD PLACE

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It’s been hot (for our area at least) here for the last few days.When that happens the bears tend to stay inside the coolness of the forest.I only found one bear out tonight.It was a female.I recognized her & I think she recognized me as well. She has a skin problem around her right eye.

On another note.This boulder I find interesting! See how rounded the edges are.That only comes from being turned over & over many times.The only thing that could do something like that is a glacier.

When a glacier advances it’ll scoop up whatever is in front of it.Very much like when you shovel snow with a large shovel. The glacier will continue to advance for thousands of years! It will pick a boulder up & transport it hundreds of miles from it’s original spot.When the glacier retreats all of these boulders fall out.Thats what I believe this boulder is.They are called a “Glacial Erratic”.I’ve seen some erratics the size of a house!

THE DAREDEVIL

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SUNSET DANCING

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ROMEO’S SUNSET TAKE OFF

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CRUISING

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BEAR STARE

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THE DAREDEVIL

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THE DAREDEVIL’S CLOSE UP

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A CRESCENT EAGLE

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ROMEO’S SUNSET

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TOFINO TRAGEDY

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Once again Tofino has the pale shadow of death cast upon it. A boat with 5 souls overturned.Two survived ……the ocean kept the rest.

Five Native fishermen went out to check their Longline around 2 am Friday morning. Some how the boat overturned?It wasn’t windy out.One swam to shore & another clung to a small buoy. Three others didn’t make it.Military & Coast Guard helicopters,planes & boats searched the area extensively! Nobody was found.

I took this shot in the spot where the boat overturned.

UPDATE : Tuesday June 19.The boat was found & raised.It was taken away for further investigation.

 

WILLY

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This male (Willy) was following a young female.He wanted to mate with her but she wasn’t ready yet.He would try to nuzzle her all the while softly grunting.In the last shot it shows him laying down waiting for her.He actually had a 5 minute nap while Winnie grazed near by.

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