Posts Tagged ‘DigiSnap 2800’

Northern pike underwater, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

A Day in the Life

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.

Hunting coyote pair, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

The Coyote Times

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 […]

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Ice Dancing (timelapse)

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.


Infrared view of space shuttle Endeavour, STS-134, Kennedy Space Centre, Florida

Infrared Preview

An infrared view of the final launch of space shuttle Endeavour, as seen from the dike road at Kennedy Space Centre.  The External Tank turns white in infrared, harking back to the early days of the Program when the ET was originally painted white. This is an unfinished image, the final image processed from RAW […]

Yellow perch, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Back in School

A school of yellow perch float motionless in front of a remote camera, their numbers seeming to stretch to the underwater horizon. A B-Roll shot by all accounts, but I didn’t know that we have schools of perch this large in our lagoons.

Northern Pike, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Between the Darkness and the Light

A beautiful northern pike undulates towards the camera, sandwiched between the dark lagoon floor and bright overhead sky. Unfortunately, after heavy rains and high wind, the water is also full of flotsam and jetsam:  bits of plastic, rubber, and aluminum punctuating an otherwise beautiful natural image. This image was photographed with the FishEYE I underwater […]


Bufflehead duck underwater, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Underwater Buffleheads

A bufflehead duck, white feathers glowing in the gloomy lagoon light, dives in search of food beneath the surface. They’re extremely shy birds, so they’re difficult to photograph normally without extremely long focal length lenses.  Underwater remote cameras come into their element in a situation like this, as they unobtrusively monitor the daily life under […]

Foraging mute swan, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Business End

A mute swan, seen from an unusual angle,  forages on the bottom of the still-desolate lagoon near the edge of what remains of the late spring icepack.  Warmer temperatures should complete iceout over the next few days.

Northern Pike, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Northern Beauty

During the winter months, the lagoons become almost sterile as all the larger fish head to deeper waters.  Crayfish, mink, beavers, and a few smaller fish can occasionally be seen going about their business under the ice, but nothing else. As the ice finally begins to clear out, the larger fish return and get ready […]


Underwater lilypads, Trout pond, Toronto Islands

Wet Sky

Easily mistaken for alien tendrils attacking planet earth, lily pads float on the surface of the trout pond as seen from a remote camera on the bottom of the lagoon.

Day Lily, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Last Day Lily (timelapse)

One of the last day lilies of 2009 unfolds in this three-hour timelapse (click the play button to view the timelapse).

Mink underwater, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Proof of Concept

Hot on the heels of their newfound popularity from the front-page Toronto Star article, a curious Toronto Island mink checks out the experimental IceCam, underwater and under the ice near Snug Harbour. A terrible photograph by any stretch of the imagination, there isn’t much light down there, but an interesting portrait of our furry little […]


Carp, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Underworld

An underwater camera captures a carp swimming through the algae-laden waters of high summer.

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