Almost perfect black ice on the inner harbour reflects the Toronto skyline, lit by the incredible blue of a January day. Get out your skates. Click image to view larger.
A male mallard shines bright on water still reflecting the dull browns of early spring.
Mallard ducklings sleep on a log in Snug Harbour, oblivious to the world around them.
Covered in weeds and moss, a painted turtle basks on a log near Snug Harbour.
An adolescent black-crowned night heron hunts for fish, reflected perfectly in the calm waters of the lagoon at almost 10:00pm.
The camera turns night into day as an adolescent black-crowned night heron hunts on a log at almost 10:00pm, head down, standing motionless for minutes at a time waiting for fish to swim by.
Zeke and a friend light up the fabled black ice of 2005, seen here at sunset about half a kilometer off of the boardwalk. Click image to view larger.
A beaver swims past the shores of Algonquin, its face perfectly reflected in the calm waters of May.
And old squaw duck pauses between fishing dives, perfectly reflected in the lagoon’s surface. Their days here this 2010-11 season are already numbered, as migratory birds begin to return to the Islands and increase competition for food.
Mallard ducklings prepare to go head to head with the turtles, in the “we can fit more on a log than you” category.
A mallard duckling starts to look a bit ratty as its baby fur gives way to adult feathers.
Some of the earliest colours of Spring, a mallard duck swims in the low sunlight of snug harbour.
A beaver swims in an opening in the lagoon ice, still partially frozen in early March.
A muskrat reflects perfectly in the dark waters off of Snake Island.
Shooting this panorama from my perch on Centre Island, the changing shape of the skyline struck me: I could count 22 construction cranes in the sky, and within a couple of years many of the empty spaces currently visible will be filled in by new development. As recently as 2003, there was almost nothing to […]
A painted turtle basking on a log reflects perfectly in the calm waters of Snug harbour.
An eastern fox snake reflected perfectly in the calm waters of a high pressure system. Tagged as related, this fellow was photographed just south of Parry Sound. Eastern fox snakes aren’t found this far south, it’s just a shot that’s so cool I had to share.
The first painted turtle of 2008 basks on a log in the strengthening sunlight of late March. There’s still ice on the water at this point, and I’m always amazed that they can come out of hibernation at a time when full winter paddling gear is still required. Gloves, pogies, paddling jackets and PFDs are […]
A perfectly calm inner harbour reflects the lights of Toronto’s brilliant skyline. This panorama is available as a special 8×18″ panoramic print, see Boutique Pricing for details.
Snug Harbour glows in the eerie light of infrared.
A baby map turtle, only about four inches long, basks on a log off of Snake Island.
A mink’s little pink nose reflects perfectly in the calm waters off of Doughnut Island.
Iridescent dragonflies fertilize and lay their eggs in the floating mass of vegetation that choke the waters around Doughnut island at midsummer.
The jet-black eye of a melanistic garter snake reflects the photographer and bystanders under a clear spring sky.