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...

Volunteer Spotlight- February

Sandra is a volunteer through and through. From early in life she has been involved in some form of volunteerism. Starting with Student groups and other community forums she is now the current president of Greenways Land Trust. This is a position she is proud of and...
Top 16 of 2016

Top 16 of 2016

My 16 Favorite Ocean Underwater images from 2016 2016 was a great year for me in underwater photography. In the early part of the year I spent lots of time in the river with juvenile salmon. But the summer and fall months I was happily exploring the ocean realm with a...
Rockfish Explosion

Rockfish Explosion

Record Rockfish recruitment year One of the highlights this last year as an underwater photographer was witnessing and documenting the unprecedented Rockfish explosion. There has not been a recruitment of young rockfish like this for decades that anyone can recall. Up...
Under the Dock

Under the Dock

Life abounds among the pilings of the Argonaut Wharf in Campbell River. From above water it is just a bunch of wooden and concrete pilings descending into the water. Below it is a haven for fish life and invertebrates that cling to the myriad of structures that lie...
Nimmo Bay Exploration diving

Nimmo Bay Exploration diving

Exploring British Columbias Emerald Seas. Exploration dives are always a lot of fun for me. But when you get asked to go to Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort to spend a few days exploring the area its even better. This luxury resort is in the “middle of nowhere”...
Bullfrog Invasion

Bullfrog Invasion

Bullfrogs- coming to a pond near you…..    An invasive threat to local pond ecology that comes hopping on hind legs.   Recognized in the top 100 most invasive species, the American Bullfrog, Lithobates catesbeianus, is now reaching the Campbell River area....