Have you ever want to explore the world of macro photography? It’s an addictive portal for discovering unimaginable microcosms – and with a bit of practice, macro photography can be heaps of fun. In this video I’ll cover the basics so that you can get […]
The majority of maple-syrup wanderers limit their Saskatchewan exposure to cruise-controlling across Highway One, stopping only for a Moose Jaw mega-moose selfie. However, there are those willing to abandon the pavement and for them – Canada’s breadbasket quickly defies its horizontally-challenged stereotype with an unfamiliar […]
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 exotic animals. Just as last year, […]
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 […]
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 blooded critters. With the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures snakes begin seeping out of crevices where they’ve spent the winter hibernating. A few kilometres north of the Pelly, Saskatchewan, overlooking the Swan River a subterranean den filled with red-sided garter snakes awakens. Tens of thousands of snakes ooze from pores in the hill side – blanketing the forest undergrowth with a slithering carpet of scales and forked tongues.
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.
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 greater short-horned lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi). No bigger than a credit card, this miniature dinosaur lives in Canada’s very own Jurassic park. Sadly, just like the dinosaurs 65 million years before it, extinction is a real possibility for the greater short-horned lizard.
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 […]