Author: nfish

Grasslands National Park

Grasslands National Park

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 […]

Freezing Bubbles

Freezing Bubbles

With temperatures dropping well below 0°C bubbles freeze in mere seconds – and as they freeze, spectacular striations of swirling ice crystals create literal works art.

The Charismatic Patients Of WEAMS 2017

The Charismatic Patients Of WEAMS 2017

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, I’ve volunteered a bit of my time to photograph of a few charismatic patients who received treatment at some point during the past few months – everything from a mischievous muskrat to an incredibly regal golden eagle. Hopefully these stories help convey just how much hard work and dedication goes into rehabilitating these animals, as well as how vulnerable they truly are. If you’re in Saskatoon and are interested in supporting this outstanding organization and would enjoy a different feathered – or furry face each month, calendars are available at Wild Birds Unlimited on 8th Street.

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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 […]