While we don’t get too many space shuttles around these parts, it was the Island’s environment that let me build and test the remote camera enclosures that led to this photograph, the launch of space shuttle Atlantis (STS-132), from beside launch pad 39A. While launch is targeted for a specific date, things don’t always go [...]
Space shuttle Atlantis, STS-132, soars into a clear Florida sky on her ‘first final flight’. This is a 180° panorama taken from the roof of NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building, showing the sprawling space complex and the myriad swampy waterways that crisscross the area. Click the image to view larger.
A Canada goose sets up shop in a planter on Centre Island’s boathouse dock. Very possibly Lucy, her normal planter wasn’t available due to renovation work.
Midges (formerly misidentified as gnats) take flight in massive swarms off the harbour side of Algonquin Island.
Marble the Wonder Cat sits in a sunbeam, enjoying light in a place that’s normally in shadow all summer long.
Merganser ducklings ride their mother’s back, set against the folded granite of the Canadian Shield in Massassauga Provincial Park, Georgian Bay. Tagged as related.
A mute swan mother sits on a prime nesting site on Long Pond in 2007, rendered uninhabitable in 2008 due to high water levels.
A Canada Goose mother sits on a prime nesting site near Doughnut Island in 2007, rendered uninhabitable in 2008 due to high water levels.
A great egret shows off its ability to stand every feather on end after swallowing a fish near Snake Island. Tagged as a b-roll photograph, this was taken far too late in the evening for any decent sort of light.
A three-legged painted turtle basks on a log in 2006 near Hanlan’s Point. What happened to this fellow’s front-right leg is still a mystery, but subsequent sightings in later years confirm that, despite the missing leg, it’s doing just fine.
A great horned owl auditions for The Exorcist in a tree on Snake Island.
A goose sits on her nest near Doughnut Island, surrounded by down blown off the nest by high winds.
A juvenile black-crowned night heron gazes over its shoulder in strong sunset light off of Algonquin Island.