This location is down Tofino Inlet. It’s on a small islet called Almond Islet.
I do not know this eagle,but visit him on occasion. He’s further down the Inlet,so do not normally go pass Tsapee Narrows. Shear logistics really. It’s a ways.
I liked the snow on the mountains and lined myself up with him in the foreground.
I came across these darling little subjects down Tofino Inlet right by Almond Islet. I couldn’t resist. The wind was gently blowing from the West,so I just went up wind and shut the motor off, and drifted into them. I got very close and they didn’t mind at all.
I loved seeing these guys up close. The light was almost horizontal and very warm .
I saw these two guys out there and waited for them to cross.
The barge being towed in the background is loaded with First growth timber from Clayoquot.
Original growth is a non-renewable resource. I know that they call it “renewable”,but thats for second growth. Their is a huge difference between the two!
All logging of Original Growth has to stop,there isn’t much left and once it’s gone,it’s gone. The only way that these forests will ever be able to grow back ,is after we are gone.
The channel in the foreground is Maltby Slough . You can clearly see how narrow the peninsula is ! You can also see the highway running to Tofino on the left of the Channel.
In the background you can see Lone Cone on Meares Island.
I waited for this family to come into my already composed shot with the Lighthouse in the background at Sunset.
This eagle is on a small island called Almond Islet.It’s located down in Tofino Inlet east of Tofino.
This eagle always seems to be restless and is hard to get shots of.
I love the tree & it’s very distinctive shape!
This solitary Heron back lite at sunset draws the eye to it immediately.
It was on the sand spit near Deadman Island.
I waited for a wave to crash in the foreground for what seemed like hours and than I finally got one!
Many people head out to the middle of Frank Island for the sunset. The clouds were a little thick and diffused the bright sun nicely.
I found these guys out near Wickaninnish Island at sunset. It’s the island on the left and the one on the right further away is Vargas Island.
I went out to the Lighthouse for sunset and the clouds were fantastic!
Clouds can really add to a picture and enhance it.
The Atlin Post came through Tsappee narrows and was heading back to Tofino at Sunset.
A local company runs these wilderness paddles for the tourists.
Strathcona is in the background and is almost vacant of snow.
These kids were playing just alittle from shore and I used them for my foreground subject.
I always try to have a foreground,but do not always get my wish. Being creative after this point is where all the skill/experience come into play.
Earth Mother was the largest tree in Clayoquot Sound,until a large wind storm from the north came in. The storm lasted all day.
I had gone up there to trim the trail with a machete. I came across Earth Mother and was very shocked to see her down !!
I was the first to find her down and felt like crying. These events however Have,ARE and Will continue to happen and are very natural. Still a shame to see something so beautiful fall.
Earth Mother was a western red Cedar and was over 10,000 cubic feet. To compare to the world’s largest tree,the General Sherman. Which is a Sequoia. The General is over 5 1/2 times bigger. It is more than 55,000 cubic feet.
These trees can continue to live for many years. Not all of it’s roots are torn out. About 1/4 of the root ball is still in the ground and still bringing life to it.