Mallard Taking a Bath

Wildlife photography typically takes the aim of capturing something inaccessible, something rare, or a vision in crisp detail that might otherwise not sit still long enough to examine. We were impressed this week with the unique vision presented by lionsnaturephotography, where a common and recognizable visitor of wetlands – a mallard duck – is made … Continue reading

Infrared Pemberton Area

This week, our selected BC Wetlands Photo depicts the varying vegetation around one of Pemberton’s rivers. By shooting in infrared, photographer llenrap604 gives us the opportunity to distinguish the layered  plant communities of a beautiful wetland. Take a close look and admire the variety: from its swampy centre, to its open waters and the shrubby … Continue reading

Persistent Aerial Predator

A dragonfly that is poised in mid-air and patiently hunting insects over wetlands, ponds, streams and lakes is a familiar–and welcome–summer sight to many Western residents. Fortunately, sightings of the Paddle-tailed Darner, or Aeshna palmata are not only common today, but are also likely to be in the future. This dragonfly has a Yellow status … Continue reading

Pacific Circle Route

Western toad tadpoles (Anaxyrus boreas) swim in Vancouver Island’s San Juan River in our Photo of the Week, submitted by clarke.kris, taken on July 31, 2011 with a Panasonic DMC-GH2. These tadpoles started life as eggs which were laid sometime in the early spring. Up to 17,000 eggs may be laid at a time and … Continue reading

Short-eared Owl

A Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) soars across Delta’s Boundary Bay in our Photo of the Week by Joerg Rockenberger in a shot snapped in January with a Canon EOS-1D MarkIV.  The Short-eared Owl is found in open grassland areas and has a wide distribution, including North and South America, Eurasia and many islands of Oceania. … Continue reading

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