Great Year with Salmon

Great Year with Salmon

2018 was a great year for Salmon photography. It was the dominant run in the Adams River, as well as good runs in the Campbell River/ Quinsam system. So with the reasonable weather throughout fall, the conditions in the rivers were perfect for shooting. I spent a lot...
Swimming in a Wild Aquarium

Swimming in a Wild Aquarium

Commonly kept aquarium fish seen in their wild environment of a small river in Nicaragua. I have always been fascinated by freshwater habitats and have wanted to swim in a tropical river teeming with life.  My desire came true in February of this year when we visited...
Cloud of Tadpoles

Cloud of Tadpoles

Launching Point Every now and then a photographer takes an image that helps define them in their profession. Sometimes it is years down the path of their career. For me it happened relatively early as I was diving into my underwater photography journey in the summer...
Whales and Forest Fires

Whales and Forest Fires

Whales and fires are not two things that you think of together. But on a magical day last September they came together in a mesmerising moment. While out on the water we had a chance encounter that lives on in our memories. Over the last few years the numbers of...
Lake Nicaragua Cast Net Fishing.

Lake Nicaragua Cast Net Fishing.

Fish and the environment they live in have always been a fascinating subject to me. This is reflected in the amount of time I spend photographing underwater.  For thousands of years fish have been a source of food for human kind and a thorough exposure of the fish...

Volunteer Spotlight – April

Fishing, ice skating and playing army in the Beaver Lodge Forest Lands, swimming and fishing in the estuary – Rick Buchanan has witnessed Campbell River’s transformation over the past four decades. As a child of the 1970s, he has seen the community being focused on...
Shipwreck of the S.S. Capilano

Shipwreck of the S.S. Capilano

For one hundred years the Capilano lies at rest. ****This article appeared in the CV Collective magazine in early 2016. Floating lazily in the glassy calm waters of Shearwater Passage, our boat tied off to the mooring buoy, we got our equipment ready for an exciting...