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Celebrating Our Heritage in The City

I have spent the majority of my life living in Calgary and I find that one of this city's most endearing qualities is its steadfast commitment to honor its heritage and roots. One of my favorite places to visit at the Calgary Stampede is the Elbow River Camp which has been an important part of the Stampede since its inception in 1912. The Camp honors the historical relationship between the Calgary Stampede and the five nations of Treaty 7: Kainai, Tsuut'ina, Stoney Nakoda, Siksika, and Piikani. In this photo, an incredible dancer performs the fancy shawl dance for a mesmerized audience of visitors from around the world at the 2021 Calgary Stampede.

We the North

It was 2AM and I heard that the biggest Aurora storm was happening here in the city of Calgary—and you could see it from the comfort of your own home. Most of us would imagine that you would have to travel to the far North some where closer to the Arctic circle like Iceland, Norway, Sweden, or Finland to see the Aurora Borealis. Even most Canadians would say that you could only see the Aurora in the Northern regions of this country. But 2021 has been special, and we've had not only one but two appearances of the Northern Lights, visibly here within the city. Canada sure is a country of natural splendours.

Little Beahive View at Lake Louise

After a couple of hours of hiking at Lake Louise, I got to this epic view where you can see Lake Louise as well as Mirror Lake from the Little Beahive trail.

Paddling over Emerald

This September day was a true Canadian all-season experience. My friend and I set out to Emerald Lake, in British Columbia, to have one last Kayaking day before the winter season fell upon us. Little did we know, that day would greet us with sun, rain, sleet, and snow while we were out on the water. On that day, we experienced all the amazing weather patterns from every season we could get out in this neck of the woods, here in the Rocky Mountains. It was definitely a day to remember and to call the last paddle of the season!

Stormy Day at Cox Beach

This photo was taken at Cox Beach, on Vancouver Island, during a historic storm on October 24, 2021. A rare 'weather bomb' hundreds of kilometres off the B.C. coast resulted in a storm with the lowest central pressure system ever recorded for the Pacific Northwest. Here, gusting winds kicked up large waves while sun burst through clouds to the left of the frame.

Towards Blue Hour, South Beach, Vancouver Island

This photo was taken at sunset on South Beach, Vancouver Island, which is located along the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Trail in Pacific Rim National Park.

Sunlight Breaks through Rolling Cloud, Pilot's Peak, YK

This photo was taken from a false summit on Pilot's Peak, YK. Sunlight broke through the cloud overhead briefly during an evening of intermittent thunderstorms.

Western View at Boom Lake

This photo of the west view from the terminus of the Boom Lake trail was taken in early February. Chimney Peak is visible in the distance.

Waterfall with sunbeam

This photo is a personal favourite of mine. From the sunbeam and waterfall to the moss along the canyon walls and a tree somehow surviving while looking like it's suspended mid air.

Icy Fangs

Capturing mother nature at work.

The Master of Skies

Bald Eagle patrolling the shoreline at low tide

Grindstone Creek

A beautiful Sunday morning to try out my new snowshoes.

Icy Gem

A beautiful piece of ice I found on the beach. I had to put it on display to show its beautiful colours and textures.

Hungry Great Blue Heron chick.

In April of every year on Ile-des-Moulins in Terrebonne, just 35 minutes from Montreal, several Great Blue Herons have built nests. In this one a chick, not yet a fledgling, is so hungry that it's biting its parent's leg! Sony A7R IV, Sony 200-600mm tele-lens with X 2 tele-converter, f/14, 1/1000 sec, ISO 800.

Aerial pas-de-deux.

There's a shallow lake on this bend of the Chateauguay River, it's teeming with wildlife in the summer. These 2 Great Egrets are engaged in an aerial ballet chasing each other over the water. Sony A7R IV, Sony 200-600mm tele-lens with X 2 tele-converter, f/14, 1/1600 sec, ISO 1600.

The ferocious hunter

this norther pygmy owl carried its pray as I captured this image

Smooth approach for landing.

In late October of this year, hundreds of Canada Geese travel in huge flocks on their migratory flight to the South. These ones chose to get some rest at this lake along the Chateauguay River. The birds come in groups of a few dozens and they land on what space is left on the water. I shot in burst of 6 frames/second and isolated this one where the Canada Goose approach is frozen in mid-air. Sony A7R IV, Sony 200-600mm tele-lens, f/8.0, 1/2500 sec, ISO 1250.

Still Dragonfly

I was lucky to capture this dragonfly perched on a small stick, only for a brief moment as they always seem to be in a rush. I've always been fascinated by dragonfly's, and they feel almost prehistoric in a way, like something from the past that is still here today.

The quiet lake

The colors looked dreamy as I captured this quiet scene in the low lights of sunset

Dancing lights - day and night

I noticed the first ray of sunlight appeared in the horizon while the lady aurora was still dancing in the night sky. What a moment!!

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Celebrating Our Heritage in The City

I have spent the majority of my life living in Calgary and I find that one of this city's most endearing qualities is its steadfast commitment to honor its heritage and roots. One of my favorite places to visit at the Calgary Stampede is the Elbow River Camp which has been an important part of the Stampede since its inception in 1912. The Camp honors the historical relationship between the Calgary Stampede and the five nations of Treaty 7: Kainai, Tsuut'ina, Stoney Nakoda, Siksika, and Piikani. In this photo, an incredible dancer performs the fancy shawl dance for a mesmerized audience of visitors from around the world at the 2021 Calgary Stampede.

We the North

It was 2AM and I heard that the biggest Aurora storm was happening here in the city of Calgary—and you could see it from the comfort of your own home. Most of us would imagine that you would have to travel to the far North some where closer to the Arctic circle like Iceland, Norway, Sweden, or Finland to see the Aurora Borealis. Even most Canadians would say that you could only see the Aurora in the Northern regions of this country. But 2021 has been special, and we've had not only one but two appearances of the Northern Lights, visibly here within the city. Canada sure is a country of natural splendours.

Little Beahive View at Lake Louise

After a couple of hours of hiking at Lake Louise, I got to this epic view where you can see Lake Louise as well as Mirror Lake from the Little Beahive trail.

Paddling over Emerald

This September day was a true Canadian all-season experience. My friend and I set out to Emerald Lake, in British Columbia, to have one last Kayaking day before the winter season fell upon us. Little did we know, that day would greet us with sun, rain, sleet, and snow while we were out on the water. On that day, we experienced all the amazing weather patterns from every season we could get out in this neck of the woods, here in the Rocky Mountains. It was definitely a day to remember and to call the last paddle of the season!

Stormy Day at Cox Beach

This photo was taken at Cox Beach, on Vancouver Island, during a historic storm on October 24, 2021. A rare 'weather bomb' hundreds of kilometres off the B.C. coast resulted in a storm with the lowest central pressure system ever recorded for the Pacific Northwest. Here, gusting winds kicked up large waves while sun burst through clouds to the left of the frame.

Towards Blue Hour, South Beach, Vancouver Island

This photo was taken at sunset on South Beach, Vancouver Island, which is located along the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Trail in Pacific Rim National Park.

Sunlight Breaks through Rolling Cloud, Pilot's Peak, YK

This photo was taken from a false summit on Pilot's Peak, YK. Sunlight broke through the cloud overhead briefly during an evening of intermittent thunderstorms.

Western View at Boom Lake

This photo of the west view from the terminus of the Boom Lake trail was taken in early February. Chimney Peak is visible in the distance.

Waterfall with sunbeam

This photo is a personal favourite of mine. From the sunbeam and waterfall to the moss along the canyon walls and a tree somehow surviving while looking like it's suspended mid air.

Icy Fangs

Capturing mother nature at work.

The Master of Skies

Bald Eagle patrolling the shoreline at low tide

Grindstone Creek

A beautiful Sunday morning to try out my new snowshoes.

Icy Gem

A beautiful piece of ice I found on the beach. I had to put it on display to show its beautiful colours and textures.

Hungry Great Blue Heron chick.

In April of every year on Ile-des-Moulins in Terrebonne, just 35 minutes from Montreal, several Great Blue Herons have built nests. In this one a chick, not yet a fledgling, is so hungry that it's biting its parent's leg! Sony A7R IV, Sony 200-600mm tele-lens with X 2 tele-converter, f/14, 1/1000 sec, ISO 800.

Aerial pas-de-deux.

There's a shallow lake on this bend of the Chateauguay River, it's teeming with wildlife in the summer. These 2 Great Egrets are engaged in an aerial ballet chasing each other over the water. Sony A7R IV, Sony 200-600mm tele-lens with X 2 tele-converter, f/14, 1/1600 sec, ISO 1600.

The ferocious hunter

this norther pygmy owl carried its pray as I captured this image

Smooth approach for landing.

In late October of this year, hundreds of Canada Geese travel in huge flocks on their migratory flight to the South. These ones chose to get some rest at this lake along the Chateauguay River. The birds come in groups of a few dozens and they land on what space is left on the water. I shot in burst of 6 frames/second and isolated this one where the Canada Goose approach is frozen in mid-air. Sony A7R IV, Sony 200-600mm tele-lens, f/8.0, 1/2500 sec, ISO 1250.

Still Dragonfly

I was lucky to capture this dragonfly perched on a small stick, only for a brief moment as they always seem to be in a rush. I've always been fascinated by dragonfly's, and they feel almost prehistoric in a way, like something from the past that is still here today.

The quiet lake

The colors looked dreamy as I captured this quiet scene in the low lights of sunset

Dancing lights - day and night

I noticed the first ray of sunlight appeared in the horizon while the lady aurora was still dancing in the night sky. What a moment!!