Lagoon Reports

Wave exploding against breakwall, Boardwalk, Toronto Islands

Boardwalk Fury

A giant wave explodes against the boardwalk breakwall during an April ice storm, sending spray high into the air.  It was like walking the base of Niagara falls – I’m still drying out.

Wave exploding behind safety equipment, Boardwalk, Toronto Islands

Emergency Use Only

A giant wave explodes against the boardwalk breakwall during an April ice storm.  Careful reaching for that safety equipment.

MV William Inglis sailing on light water, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

Sea of Light

Ferry William Inglis sails on a sea of light, in advance of an approaching April ice storm.


Toronto skyline long exposure over eastern gap, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Hogtown

A long exposure turns the wind-whipped inner harbour to mist while April snow clouds scud overhead.

Toronto sunset skyline panorama, Center Island, Toronto Islands

City of Lights V

The city skyline glows on an epic March night.  Click image to view larger.

Melanistic garter snake, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Melanistic Coils

An early melanistic garter snake suns itself on a brisk March day.


Equinox Bonfire 2018, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Equinox Bonfire 2018

Another fantastic night on the beach, celebrating the spring equinox in true Island style.

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.


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