Lagoon Reports

Long exposure aircraft trails over Toronto skyline, Ward's Island, Toronto Island

The Longest Night 2018

Aircraft streak over the Toronto skyline in a multi-hour exposure.  Click image to view larger.

Ice formations on the boardwalk, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Boardwalk Icefall IV

Incredible ice formations at the Center end of the boardwalk.

Ice formations on the boardwalk, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Boardwalk Icefall V

Incredible ice formations at the Center end of the boardwalk.


Ice formations on the boardwalk, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Boardwalk Icefall VI

Incredible ice formations at the Center end of the boardwalk.

Ice formations on the boardwalk, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Cathedral

Incredible ice formations at the Center end of the boardwalk.

Ice formations on the boardwalk, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Droop

Incredible ice formations at the Center end of the boardwalk.


Snowy Owl, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Yellow Stare

A snowy owl perches on a pole on Ward’s beach.

The sun sets on ducks swimming through thin ice, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Split Tones

Twilight descends upon a mixed raft of ducks swimming through fresh ice during a -22°C cold snap.

Bald eagle eating a cormorant morsel, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Down the Hatch

Another view of the Bald eagle dining on a cormorant down by St. Andrew’s.


Bombardier Q400 in front of super moon, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Bombardier Supermoon

The rarest of Toronto wildlife: a delivered Bombardier product. A Bombardier Q400 flies in front of the rising supermoon on final approach to Billy Bishop.

A snowy owl stares into the camera, Ward's Beach, Toronto Islands

Yellow Stare

Another view of the beautiful snowy owl that was haunting the end of Ward’s beach.

Frost flowers cover the ice in front of the Algoma Spirit, Eastern Gap, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Algoma Spirit

Frost flowers cover the ice in the Eastern gap in front of the Algoma Spirit.


Lake Ontario frozen to the Horizon, Center Island, Toronto Islands

The Frozen

Thin ice on Lake Ontario stretches to the horizon during a -22°C cold snap.

Sunrise over fresh ice in front of the Leslie St Spit, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Icerise

The sun rises over fresh ice off the boardwalk during a -22°C cold snap.

Heavy steam rises above the break wall, Ward's Beach, Toronto Islands

Breakwall

Heavy steam rises above the breakwall at the end of Ward’s beach during a -22°C cold snap.


Duck fishing in front of Leslie St Spit, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Spit Steam

A lone duck fishes in the steam off of Ward’s beach during a -22°C cold snap.

Trumpeter swan flying over frozen Lake Ontario, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Trumpeter Blues

A lone trumpeter swan flies over forming ice during a -22°C cold snap.

Robin puffed up against cold, Ward's Island, Toronto Island

Round Robin

A robin puffs itself up to keep warm during a -22°C cold snap.


Beach covered in ice, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Transformation

Ward’s Beach is transformed into an alien landscape during a -22°C cold snap.

Snowy Owl, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Snowy Perch II

A snowy owl perches on the ice along Ward’s beach.

Bald eagle eating a cormorant, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Eagle Overload

A bald eagle tears a hapless cormorant to shreds atop one of the new sky ride towers by St. Andrews by the Lake.  The cormorant debris field spread right across the lagoon ice to the farm.


Pumping operations on Seneca Ave at sunset, Toronto Island Flood, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Seneca Pump I

Soon their voices will be silenced:  the big red pumps have droned on for over a month now, working hard to keep the lake at bay.  This pump graces Seneca Ave during a late June twilight. Click image to view larger.

Map turtle covered in poplar fluff, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

Fluff Camouflage

Apparently we’re not the only ones cursed with poplar fluff.  Even map turtles basking in the Doughnut Island environs are susceptible.

Mink on shoreline of Centerville, Toronto Island Flood, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Centerville Mink

A mink tours the shoreline of Centerville, enjoying the complete solitude during the Flood of 2017.


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