Twilight settles over the 2012 Toronto skyline as seen from the front lawn of 31 Seneca Ave.
Careful processing of Earth Hour 2012 photography yields a direct luminosity comparison of the Toronto skyline. Taken at the same place at 8:45pm, the top image was photographed on March 29 and the bottom image during Earth Hour on March 31. Conspicuously absent are the Dome and CN Tower lights, and almost all corporate logos. [...]
A mature northern pike swims in the shallows, reflected in the surface of water less than 6″ deep.
A garter snake emerges into the sunshine of an early spring day after a winter spent slumbering below ground.
Venus and Jupiter swing together in conjunction past the Gibraltar Point lighthouse. Together with star and aircraft trails, they form a unique ceiling of light over the oldest existing lighthouse on the Great Lakes.
A day in the life of an underwater camera as a young northern pike, muskrat, and painted turtle cruise past in the lagoon’s murky depths.
Strong winds turn normally placid Lake Ontario into pounding surf, completely inundating Ward’s beach. 3 minutes 35 seconds. 24.1MB MP4.
A fleeting glimpse into the mysterious world of Toronto Island coyotoes: a remote camera catches a coyote pair hunting on the ice near Doughnut Island. Note: this is a compilation of several frames, showing them as the camera sees them. It is not a pack, it’s only one pair of coyotes imaged several times. Click [...]
Ice dances in the eastern gap in this roughly 1 hour timelapse, as the wind can’t make up its mind which way to blow.
Aircraft streak through Toronto’s night sky in a three-hour combined exposure. It certainly looks like there’s been a marked increase in air traffic since this similar image taken back in March.
Inese and Mike’s fabulous Jack-O-Layton lights up Hallow’s Eve, 2011.
The Centre Island pier stands in stark silhouette against the colours of a predawn October sky.
A monarch butterfly stretches its wings for the very first time, mere hours after emerging from its chrysalis.
Traditional bridge jumping from the Algonquin Island bridge on Gala Day 2011.
Space shuttle Atlantis leaps from the launch pad on the final flight of the space shuttle program as STS-135. Burning over 20,000 lbs of fuel every second, Atlantis will accelerate to 28,000 km/h over the course of eight minutes.
Space shuttle Atlantis clears the tower on the final launch of the space shuttle program, STS-135. Once clear of the tower, control is transferred from the Kennedy Space Centre to Mission Control in Houston for the duration of the flight.
A remote camera set up on a dry lake bed captures space shuttle Atlantis clearing the tower during launch of STS-135. Heavy rains preceding launch day dramatically changed the nature of this photograph, turning the foreground from a brilliant landscape of caked and broken earth to something approaching a mudbowl.
The crackling thunder of space shuttle Atlantis’ twin Solid Rocket Boosters fades into the humid Florida sky during the final launch of NASA’s space shuttle program, STS-135, bringing the curtain down on a 30-year old technological marvel. Note: if the audio player doesn’t appear, click the title (Launch of STS-135) to view the actual post.
The colourful details of a summertime cicada, set against the weave of a nylon BBQ cover.
A snail grabs some shuteye on a horsetail stalk on Algonquin Island.
The Wm. Lyon Mackenzie plows through February ice, as ducks swim in a small lead of open water steaming in the -20°C air.
A common carp stares at the camera through the underwater gloom, looking like something out of Asian legends.
Glowing like a pet store tropical fish, a sunfish swims past an underwater remote near Pike Cut. Clarity of the lagoons is already dropping as the water temperature rises. This b-roll image looks mottled due to air bubble contamination on the lens port, a common problem in summertime.
Wreathed in her own launch plume, space shuttle Endeavour lifts off on the final launch of her career, hauling the US $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to the International Space Station. After landing, she’ll be processed and turned over to the California Science Center for permanent display.