Archive for Nature

Glorious Spring!

An early arrival of Spring on the west coast brings cherry-blossom lined streets and plenty of daffodils, followed by the heavenly fragrance of wisteria and lavender blooms.

Palm Springs-Beyond the Golf Courses

Golfing and shopping are synonymous with Palm Springs…but what to do if you don’t particularly like either? How about meandering 1,200 acres of gardens and animals in the Living Desert Conservation, and learn about their important work of “preserving, conserving and interpreting the desert and all its varied plant and animal life”? The site includes a [...]

The Island of Hawaii

Aloha from the Island of Hawaii, also known as the ”Big Island”.  At approximately 4,028 square miles or 10,430 sq km, it is more than double in size than all the other Hawaiian islands combined. The island is built from 5 separate volcanoes that erupted. Because volcanoes Mauna Loa and Kiīlauea are still active, the island [...]

Fur-Bearer Defenders

As a contributing photographer to Fur-Bearer Defenders, my wildlife images are featured in promo pieces for Defender Radio segments and blogs:

Canada Post Baby Wildlife

A highlight of photography for me is using images to make a positive impact, especially when it is for the betterment of wildlife. So when Canada Post’s limited edition (4,000 copies) Baby Wildlife The Beaver Stamp and Coin set was launched with one of my images on the back of the information postcard included in the [...]

Summer in the Canadian Rockies

Iconic Lake Louise, situated in Banff (Alberta) National Park, is likely one of the most photographed lakes in Canada. This quintessential Canadian landscape with its turquoise-coloured water surrounded by the majestic Victoria Glacier is a precious gem. The vast trail system around the lake provides hours of great hiking in the fresh, clean air and [...]

Something to Crow About

Outside my office window is a very large maple tree. In this tree is the miracle of nature; a baby crow is being tended to by both its parents. I’ve watched the adults build their nest, patiently sit on eggs and forage throughout the day tending to this single chick. The heavy rains lowered the [...]

All the Buzz About Planting for Wildlife

By Tracy Riddell Published in MetroWild, April 2013 Bringing beneficial insects and wildlife into your garden not only increases the health and productivity of the plants and flowers, but also provides a habitat for conserving many of our species that are declining due to urban development, pesticide use and parasites. Offering a nurturing haven in [...]


MetroWild is a newly published online magazine bringing awareness to urban wildlife issues. This publication provides informative links, relevant news feed, local wildlife rehabilitation stories and most importantly, what we can all do to co-exist peacefully with the wildlife among us. For those reasons, I am proud to be a contributing photographer. Check it out! [...]

Celebration of Nature Competition

The 2012 Lions Gate Celebration of Nature Competition yielded submissions from 24 photography clubs across BC. The top ranking Club for this 2012 competition is the PDPC (Pacific Photography Digital Club), which I am a proud member. Yay team! Official Scores and Winning Images PDPC’s 10th annual Photomotion 2013 in November, featuring a selection of [...]

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