Welcome to my blog. I am an independant photographer specializing in safari / exotic animals. I sell prints and stock images. Here you can read about my travels, see my photos as they come, and get a glimpse into my life as a photographer and world traveler.


Thursday, 23 February 2012

Back to the cold

Tiger in the snow, Siberia
The Siberian tiger, also known as the Amur tiger, is a tiger subspecies inhabiting mainly the Sikhote Alin mountain region with a small subpopulation in southwest Primorye province in the Russian Far East. In 2005, there were 331–393 adult-subadult Amur tigers in this region, with a breeding adult population of about 250 individuals. The population has been stable for more than a decade due to intensive conservation efforts, but partial surveys conducted after 2005 indicate that the Russian tiger population is declining.

Home once more

Mountain Lion, Grouse Mountain British Columbia Canada
Not exotic, but still beautiful: a male mountain lion sun bathes on Grouse Mountain in Vancouver BC.

African Adventure part 3

Giselle leaping, Kenya
Well all, it's my last week in Kenya and I'm incredibly sad to leave. I have gathered not only new knowledge and love for these animals, but also lots of beautiful prints to spice up my home in not-so-exotic Victoria BC. If you like what you see here, please check out my prints store to see my full range of wall hangings and photos for sale.

African Adventure part 2

Two adult male lions, Kenya
Hello all! I've been busy busy busy these last few weeks in Kenya. Here's another shot from the animal reserve, two adult male lions together in the same domicile. A very rare occurrence for those who are unfamiliar with lion hierarchy! I am quite enjoying my stay here at the reserve, it's not often I am able to take calls or go online, but it's refreshing. The people here are so accommodating, and the animals so fascinating, I often forget about the rest of the world.


African Adventure part 1

Elephant in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya 2011

Hello all. Today I have landed in Kenya at the Masai Mara National Elephant Reserve. 
Here's a quick shot of one of the reserve's oldest inhabitants. 

Even in Vegas

Barney the white tiger in Las Vegas Nevada 2011

Never in a million years did I think I would be traveling to Las Vegas.
As I am a creature of solitude, peace, and nature, my newly engaged friends had a hard time convincing me to fly to Nevada to come to their destination wedding. Reluctantly I agreed, and packed my bags anxiously, not knowing what to expect from the trip. 
The wedding was beautiful, the trip was fun, AND I still got to see a tiger. Barney, one of Las Vegas' famous white tigers, sat pretty in his surprisingly large domicile as I snapped a photo of him.

Arctic Expedition

Arctic fox in Nunavut Canada, 2008
For my first post, I've decided to pay tribute to the balmy -10 degree weather we've been having here in Victoria. I decided to show off one of my favourite images from my arctic adventure in 2008. An arctic fox huddled in the leeway of a snowbank pokes out to examine our group of photographers.  That day was about -45 with the wind chill and I remember barely being able to stay outside shooting for more than five minutes at a time.  I was wearing four pairs of pants, along with four tops and a full down jacket.  And I was still getting cold!

Unlike this fox, I've decided to unhuddle myself from the warmth of my bed today to continue this progression through the edits of my long-forgotten images.  A 12-hour flurry of activity yesterday has taken me all the way to June 2009 in my editing process, with haughty goals of reaching 2010 by week's end.  Wish me luck.