Almond Islet Eagle with Snow Topped Mountain

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.

Sandpipers/Dunlin’s Migrating Through Tofino

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.

Atlin Post Heading North………..& another Forest from Clayoquot Heading South!

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.

Chesterman’s Sunset

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 Goes Over

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.