Columbia in a Day

The Canadian Rockies are currently experiencing their best weather window since the fall, and everyone here is scrambling to make the most of it. June tends to be rather wet around these parts so it could be a while before we are again able to bask in a week-long stretch of sunshine. May hereis usually…

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A Taste of Nunavut

This post has been a long time in the making. It is about a 2011 wintertime trip to fabulous Nunavut. As usual I had plans to hammer out the editing for this adventure soon after returning to Banff. But as usual summer in the Rockies got busy with photo assignments, climbing, landscape work. An extended…

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Deeper Wilderness

This image is best viewed large – click on it for a larger version. Deep Winter, Deeper Wilderness Many of the joys of exploring Nunavut in the winter have to do with staying warm. Sipping hot tea, hiding inside a down sleeping bag, feeling the sun as you ski into a new valley, finally getting…

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Relic of the North

This image is best viewed large – click on it for a larger version. Relic of the North Barren-ground caribou used to be found in large numbers through most of Auyuittuq National Park. Now they are extremely rare in the Akshayuk Pass area, where this image was taken. Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada.…

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Daily Photo – Beneath The Giant

This image is best viewed large – click on it for a larger version. Beneath The Giant A lone skier heads towards the base of massive Mount Thor, as the summit emerges from the clouds. Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island, Nunavut.This image is available as a print. f/9.0, 1/1000, ISO 200, 115.0mm on Canon EF70-200mm…

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Daily Photo – The Land of Rock and Ice

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for as larger version. The Land of Rock and Ice Another image from last year’s few days of exploration in Auyuittuq National Park. As one travels the desolate, dramatic valleys of Baffin Island in the winter, it is hard to believe that this place…

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Daily Photo – Sea Ice Sculptures

These image are best viewed large – click on them for a larger version. Sea Ice Sculptures Another quick series from winter in Nunavut. There is something I love about photographing parts of the landscape that are ephemeral, that will never occur again in the same way. Not just because of light, but also because…

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Daily Photo – Rugged Wonderland

This image is much better viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. Rugged Wonderland Back to beautiful Nunavut for today’s image. I seldom do panoramas but thought the immenseness of the Baffin Island mountainscape lent itself to that format. Auyuittuq National Park has to be one of the most underrated wild…

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