Author: nfish

Black Tusk

Black Tusk

Literature details an eleven hour round trip with an elevation gain of roughly 1700 metres over 28’ish kilometres. The summit of Black Tusk sits at around 2,300 metres and provides some truly spectacular views – sometimes. Those who make their way to the top are […]

Red Snails And Blue Eggs

Red Snails And Blue Eggs

The elusive yookeroo remains elusive, however, the pursuit has lead to a few interesting finds and photos. It’s amazing what’s encountered during a stationary six hour stake out in the woods. Birds, bears, Bambi, and snails seem to emerge from the under growth all at […]

The Yookeroo

The Yookeroo

I’ve been looking for something and you’re not about to find out what it is. For the sake of this blog and to not let the cat out of the hat so to speak, I’ll use a prescription from the good Doctor S and call this elusive something a yookeroo. The yookeroo doesn’t hide under rocks, it doesn’t bury itself in mud, nor does it slither through tall grass. People have lived with it in their backyard for years having never seen it; no one is even sure how many there are. What is certain is that upon photographing a yookeroo I will be more excited than Cindy Lou Who receiving three dozen roast beasts.

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The Swayze Frog

The Swayze Frog

Everybody knows him. You know, that guy who is endlessly trying to impress the ladies. He’s not one of those jerks wearing nine hundred dollar jeans with an Ed Hardy t-shirt two sizes too small and a trucker hat from Barbie’s deluxe mansion. This guy […]

A Frog Older Than Earth Day

A Frog Older Than Earth Day

Today, on Earth Day, meet a frog whose root’s go back as far as Pangea (no, not the Avatar planet). A frog that can’t croak and can’t jump properly. A frog belonging to a suborder of ancient frogs whose evolution has been far from normal.  The […]

Gjoa Haven

Gjoa Haven

This past February I was ‘lucky’ enough to be sent to Canada’s Arctic to document the work of a group of scientists from the Institute of Oceanographic Science with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. We were in the incredibly welcoming community of Gjoa Haven, Nunuvat, on the south east side of King William Island. The scientists worked with the Gjoa Haven Canadian Rangers – hands down, some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Those interested in reading about the trip and viewing a few photos can find my blog posts here. (more…)

A Real Giant Is Found

A Real Giant Is Found

It was truly amazing to find a species of animal that’s more elusive than a Jaguar Shark, but the individual I stumbled across last week didn’t really live up to its name. Having found common Northwestern Salamanders stretching 12cm in length, the 10cm long Pacific […]

What’s A Qikiqtarjuaq?

What’s A Qikiqtarjuaq?

This summer I was lucky enough to be sent to Canada’s Arctic to film and photograph what ever was encountered. Throughout the trip I did a bit of guest blogging for the Vancouver Sun. Those interested in reading about places like Cambridge Bay, Iqaluit, Arctic […]

My Slippery Four-legged Holy Grail

My Slippery Four-legged Holy Grail

My quest wasn’t quite to the same scale as Sir Lancelots’ quest for the Holy Grail, no Castle Anthrax, no Bridge Of Death, but it did involve a few epic journeys. Deep in the Chilliwack River Valley lives a creature rarely seen, so mysterious it’s made the provincial endangered species red list – it’s not a cute little jugular-severing bunny rabbit, it’s the Pacific Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus). (more…)

Toads and Bears!

Toads and Bears!

So what if I visit the same place more than four times a year. It’s not just exploring and photographing awesome surroundings, it’s also a great workout! And as usual it’s also a great place to gaze upon loads of wildlife. If you’re interested in […]