Humpback Whales Breaching

Two Humpback Whales Breaching by Anne McKinnell

It was one of those days out on the water when not much was happening. It was quiet. Not very many boats, not a lot of birds or anything. The sky was boring and white. It was a little windy and cold. And then ... off in the distance ... a long way away ... a huge splash! Like a really huge splash! I immediately thought "that splash was too big for an Orca", but you never … [Read more...]

Great Blue Heron Abstract

Great Blue Heron Abstract by Anne McKinnell

One of the things I love about my current location on the estuary in Campbell River, British Columbia, is all the birds that frequent my back yard. Every day there are eagles, herons, geese and all sorts of small birds, so I get lots of practice with my bird photography. I like to make abstract images featuring motion blur, as I shared with you earlier this week with my … [Read more...]

Seagulls and Salmon in Campbell River, BC

Seagulls and Salmon by Anne McKinnell

Some birds just get all the attention. Everyone loves the spoonbill with all their character, the colourful flamingos, the regal eagles, the elegant egrets and herons. Even the odd and somewhat ugly woodstork gets respect. But what about the lowly seagull? Are they so common as to be uninteresting? Not to me. Especially when it's time for a salmon feast! In Campbell … [Read more...]

Bald Eagle Dance

Two bald eagles by Anne McKinnell

At our campsite in Campbell River, British Columbia, the bald eagles are constantly watching from above, flying by, and diving down for a fish. One bald eagle sits on the top of a dead tree for hours every day. A few days ago, he was joined by a friend... I made this photo while practicing with my new Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens. I love that lens! But the eagles were a … [Read more...]

Sunset at the Estuary in Campbell River, BC

Sunset at the Estuary in Campbell River BC by Anne McKinnell

A few evenings ago we were treated to the most beautiful sunset at our campsite at Thunderbird RV park in Campbell River, BC. This is our view from the back window of the RV! I'm so glad we picked an RV with a big picture window in the back. The estuary fills up with water at high tide, which just happened to coincide with sunset, producing beautiful … [Read more...]

Campground Wildlife in Campbell River, BC

Great Blue Heron

Our new home for the rest of the summer is in Campbell River, British Columbia, where we found a beautiful campsite with abundant wildlife, only 5 minutes walk from the marina! Campbell River, a mid-point on Vancouver Island, is the place we planned on moving to before we decided we love the RV lifestyle and didn't want to buy another house after all. Why have a house when … [Read more...]

Wallace Island Marine Park, British Columbia

Wallace Island Marine Park

The best part about summer on the coast of British Columbia is being out on the water on those warm, calm days. My little power boat, “Snoopy”, takes me to all sorts of out of the way places where I can explore the bays, coves, and watch the wildlife. Between Vancouver Island and the mainland, there are hundreds of little islands to explore. Only some of them have public … [Read more...]