A few seconds after I took this,the Sow did her alarm “grunt”! They both did a 180 & ran away into the forest!
She must of heard another animal walking in the forest towards them? However………bears get spooked by things which don’t exist all the time!
The first full moon after the Fall Equinox is called the “HARVEST MOON”!
As I was heading out to look for some bears,I looked over my shoulder & saw these two coming up on my 6. They were heading out for the same thing. I did see some bears up in Fortune Channel,but couldn’t get close. I decided to try Gunner Inlet. Found two in there but once again,one of them was too far away & in the shade as well! I couldn’t even bother getting the camera out!
The second bear I came across just outside Gunner was Li’l Jackie! I’m always happy to see her! She has such a nice sparkling personality! I was able to get close but she also was in the shade! Beggars can’t be too choosey!
After spending some quality time with my little furry friend,I booked it & headed back into town for the sunset. I also was very mindful that the moon was going to be rising shortly! On the way back in I could see it low in the east! I was hoping to find a eagle to put in the foreground when I got into town & thankfully my buddy Romeo volunteered! Thats why he’s my fav! Got some awesome shots of him with the moon & those amazing clouds!
Tonight’s shoot didn’t start out with much up in Fortune but ended with a bang because of Li’l Jackie,the moon & those gorgeous clouds!
Notice the divot out of it’s fur on it’s butt! Most likely because of a bout with mange?
A Harvest moon is the first moon after the Fall Equinox!
Today was cloudy all day! I was hoping that the sun would push all this cloud to the south,but it didn’t! Instead,that clearing arrived right near sunset. I decided to head out for a quickie!
I found this kayak heading south right by Felice island. Notice in the second shot the background? I wondered what it was & headed out to see. Turns out it was a new Feedshed/floathouse for one of Mainstream’s Fish farm sites! A Tug was towing it north.
I than went over to visit with my friend Romeo for awhile. Juliette was still away. I could only shoot silhouette’s of Romeo.
It wasn’t much of a evening shoot! I also expected the light to be better to be honest with you,but ya take what’s served up!!
When I came across this Sow, she was very upset! I heard a cub crying in the bush! The cub came out of the bush & tried to follow it’s mother but the Sow put the “chase” onto the cub!
The Sow was cutting the apron strings & was chasing the cub away! The cub was crying constantly! Even though I understand these things,I felt very sad for the cub!
I’ve seen this happen many times & It’s always a bit shocking to witness! The Sow was very aggressive towards the cub! It was frightening to see the Sow charge at it’s own flesh & blood!
In this shot,the Sow is looking back at the cub, making sure it wasn’t following her! She was grunting & mouth clapping! A sure sign of duress!
The last I saw the cub was crying & following the Sow at a greater distance! It’ll be sleeping alone from now on.
I could smell them before I could see them! You can always smell these haul outs for Seals & Sea Lions a longs way off!
When I left Tranquil Inlet,I knew I was going to miss the sunset! It’s so far away from Tofino that all I could do is watch it set! I couldn’t take advantage of that gorgeous light! It’s my bain! I’m traveling between spots when the light is fantastic & can’t shoot it!
I took this on the fly trying to get back into the harbour,just to show you all what I(you) missed!!
Today was the Fall Equinox. The length of the hours in the day is exactly the same as the night!