Tyrannosaurus Rex at Dinosaurs Alive, Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg. A great natural setting to view these life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Bring a wide angle lens, if you want full length shots.
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.
Graffiti in the Kensington Market District of Toronto, Canada.
The pond at the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden in Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park. I’m fortunate to live nearby and visit the park often. It’s a great place for a variety of photography with the English Gardens, duck pond, and zoo also located in the park. It’s also a favourite for our two dogs Fergus and Angus.
The arbor, a popular location for exchanging wedding vows.
A bonus shot of the thatched roof cottage in the English Garden.
A few interior shots of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in downtown Winnipeg, included are some of the amazing architecture and exhibit areas. Highly recommended if you find yourself in Winnipeg, Canada.
Alabaster stone walkways
Turbines at Gardiner Dam on Lake Diefenbaker, Saskatchewan, Canada. Shot on a quick pit stop at Danielson Provincial Park, northwest of Regina, Saskatchewan.
This is without a doubt one of the most memorable things i’ve ever seen. Regardless of your personal views on wildlife kept in captivity, the Journey to Churchill at Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg is an amazing facility. In collaberation with The International Polar Bear Centre also located at Winnipeg’s zoo it allows visitors a chance to view Polar Bears in a very unique way. This is Kaska an orphaned female relocated from Churchill, Manitoba after her mother was shot and killed.
Shooting through the thick curved plexiglass and the variety of lighting and reflections is very tricky, but with a fast indoor lens and a little experimentation I managed a few keepers. Images were high iso, grainy and pretty soft through the glass and water, even the best autofocus systems have trouble through 6-8 inches of curved plexiglass, but it’s more about the moment than technical perfection.
Visitors viewing Kaska
For a brief period we watched two bears play under the water.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Esplanade Riel Bridge reflection in Winnipeg’s Red River.
Finally got a chance to photograph the Canadian Museum for Human Rights at night after concentrating on travel images from Eastern Canada. Amazing building and look forward to more detailed interior shots at some point.