Posts Tagged ‘Nikon Coolpix 990’

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 […]

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


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