Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada during the recent springtime ice storm. As tough as the weather conditions can be, I love the images available in adverse conditions. Here are a few from my recent road trip. Above is a fat bike rider braving the elements.
Ice covered tree branches during the height of the freezing rain.
Chain link fencing covered in ice.
Fergus enjoying a post storm hike after much of the ice had melted.
A macro of Pussy Willows with the Canon 5D Mark IV and 100L IS.
A final image of a slightly confused seagull in Dryden, Ontario wondering what happened to the springtime weather.
I really got lucky on this day photographing the Polar Bears swimming underwater at The Journey to Churchill. My wife and I have been members and visited them well over a dozen times and only seen this behaviour once.
Pineridge Hollow near Birdshill Provincial Park, Oakbank, Manitoba is great destination for a short day trip. The quaint rustic property includes a wonderful store, restaurant, and summer farmers market. But for me being a photographer and animal-lover, the goat on his/her very own play structure was the highlight.
This Polar Bear at the Journey to Churchill in Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg had just dove in and continued by in a near perfect position. I’ve patiently tried for this shot quite a few times, finally everything came together. He almost looks like he could fly, just requires a photoshopped Superman cape.
Polar Bears swimming underwater at the Journey to Churchill, Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg, Canada
A Plains Bison, shedding his winter coat
This woman was a tourist from Tokyo, Japan, who was really enamoured with Fergus. In a bizarre set of coincidences we ran across her bus tour 3 times. This was their first meeting in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, followed by a another meeting in Old Quebec City and finally at Niagara Falls. By this time she came running over to both him and Angus yelling their names. She spoke broken english and in another strange coincidence her english speaking daughter had spent years living in our own hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
A Bactrian Camel (two humps) posing perfectly at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg.
Canada Geese at Fort Whyte, an environmental education centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Being a dog lover and owner I’ve yet to post a single photo of our feline friends, but this one might have been well worth the wait.