Author: nfish

An Introduction To Video Tripods

An Introduction To Video Tripods

What’s the single most important piece of equipment you need to capture video … besides a camera? The trends of cinematography change as frequently as the seasons, from slow motion to gimbals, to drones, but remaining consistent is the importance of a good tripod. This […]

Snakes Of Fort Livingstone

Snakes Of Fort Livingstone

Remember the scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when Junior plummets from the rickety train catwalk into a horrifying crate of wriggling snakes? Well, there are many who share Indy’s fear of snakes, but there are also those who curiously seek out cold […]

Photography In Extreme Cold

Photography In Extreme Cold

As winter temporarily reaffirms its frigid grasp on the Northern Hemisphere, it seems like a good time to review the basics of photography in extreme cold. From cold batteries to proper white balance, learn what it takes to capture photos while battling winter’s wrath.

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Canon EOS 5D mark IV Review

Canon EOS 5D mark IV Review

The Canon 5D series of cameras holds a reputation as a robust  camera capable of adapting to the most demanding scenarios. However, after waiting four years and a release that garnered more criticism than fanfare – has the new 5D mark IV broken tradition?

Greater Short-horned Lizard

Greater Short-horned Lizard

Throughout the animal kingdom there are a variety of animals that have bizarre methods of deterring predators: squid eject clouds of ink, skunks exude clouds of stank, and sea cucumbers eviscerate clouds of their internal organs. But even stranger is the defense mechanism of the […]

Wild and Exotic Animal Medicine Society

Wild and Exotic Animal Medicine Society

The Wild and Exotic Animal Medicine Society (WEAMS) is a non-profit organization operated by student volunteers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) and together with the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre, they provide care for injured wildlife and extoic animals. What follows is a collection of photos highlighting a few charismatic patients who received treatment over the past couple of years.

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Burrowing Owls

Burrowing Owls

When moving into a previously occupied house or apartment, most will take time to spruce it up and make their new dwelling feel like their own. However, not even Martha Stewart is accomplished enough to tackle the challenge of dung-based home decor. Meet the burrowing […]

The Three Amigos And Steve

The Three Amigos And Steve

As the vehicle rumbles across the first of three teeth-rattling Texas gates a small herd of white-tailed deer scatter, bounding effortlessly along the ridge line. A quick stop to survey the land is immediately greeted by a hundred black-tailed prairie dogs playing a massive game […]

Bison bison bison

Bison bison bison

Imagine yourself in Saskatchewan’s beautiful Prince Albert National Park in the middle of winter. The cold crisp air nipping at nose and cheeks. The winter sun low on the horizon, barely peeking above the treeline and providing little radiant heat. The recent snowfall hides the snowshoe tracks of previous outings and provides a ledger for those residing in the park. Bundled thicker than a tobogganing toddler, camera in one hand, binoculars in the other. Snowshoes crunching, six kilometres into the park, when suddenly through the trees in the meadow ahead, the unmistakable brown silhouettes of bison. Up wind and still hidden deep in the tree line, the animals remain relaxed, unaware and continue to graze. Time to purge what’s not needed; snowshoes only inhibit crawling and at this close range binoculars may as well be microscopes. (more…)

It’s Not A Purse Its A Satchel

It’s Not A Purse Its A Satchel

You’ve likely seen or heard of those lists in trashy magazines at the grocery store checkout – “10 things in every woman’s purse”. The chances that every woman has the exact same ten items in their purse is rather slim. However, what is in a […]