We got a chance to take two trips to Mayne Island, one of the Canadian Gulf Islands, just off of Vancouver Island. It's a delightful little island and I'd love to go back a bit more often.
Fun fact: American Bald Eagles are not "american" because they live in the US, it's because they're a (North) American species. The vast majority actually lives in Canada, and pendantry aside, seeing a couple of bald eagles is always awesome. And that's one of the few times you'll see that word used correctly. As well as the "one of the few" expression. This photograph just keeps on giving.
A juvenile Bald Eagle on Mayne Island, caught mid-flight. I keep being impressed by how well my Nikon D7100 can do tracking shots (e.g. following a subject and hoping that the picture doesn't look blurred because of either subject or camera movement).
It's the chibibibis exploring Mayne Island, in the Canadian Gulf Islands! They had lots of fun
I want the construction set for this. The joins and segmenting are so drastically different from what you work with when you do tracing...
The chibibibis wonder what monster this was
The chibibibis saying hello from up the stairs. They thought the stairs were funny.
Filing cabinet! I filed them under 'C' for 'Cute', though.
National geographic, from 1904 to the mid 90's...
Bark is always fascinating. Perhaps because it is so radically different from our own skin.
The hermit crabs in the tidepools did a great job at being very hard to photograph =(
Some Barrow's Goldeneye ducks doing what they do best: being ducks
A juvenile Bald Eagle overlooking the eventually-its territory
This pattern of wear is always fascinating
Muk muk loves going on adventures. He's a super outdoors plushie
When we went tidepooling there were suddenly lots of Barrow's Goldeneye ducks. And something was scaring them under the water, and we think it was a seal but we're not sure.
Any which way: pretty cool looking.
Extreme crop (apologies for the haziness, this was the best I could get it leveled) of a "something moving in the bushes! ... what is it?" bird. Hopefully we'll see some more next time we go back for better determination.
I think it's a song sparrow?
I swear I've seen these before, but I can't for the life of me remember what you use them for...