Wildlife

Close black bear portrait, Dead Island, Georgian Bay

High Alert

A black bear gazes curiously into the camera on Dead Island, before scampering off into the forest.

Intertwined northern water snakes, Bustard Islands, Georgian Bay

Double Double

Two northern water snakes keep a lookout next to a hibernaculum on the Bustard Islands.

Large black bear, Churchill Islands, Georgian Bay

Big Bruiser

A large black bear pauses momentarily while foraging for berries in the underbrush of the Churchill Islands.


Perched bald eagle, Outer Fox Islands, Georgian Bay

Perch

A bald eagle perches on a dead tree in the Shirt Tails, directly south of the Outer Fox Islands.

Ruby-throated hummingbird, Sans Souci, Georgian Bay

Hovercraft

A ruby-throated hummingbird defies gravity, neck feathers perfectly displayed in the late June sunlight.

Bear cub shaking off water, Bustard Islands, Georgian Bay

Shake Yer Booty

A bear cub shakes water off after a swim on the Bustard Islands, close to the Bustard Rocks lighthouse.


Massasauga Rattlesnake, Massasauga Provincial Park, Georgian Bay

Massasauga Sniff

An endangered Massasauga rattlesnake sniffs the air, on a portage in Massasauga Provincial Park’s Spider Bay.  This was the largest Massasauga that I’ve ever seen, around one metre in length.

Swimming Mink, Philip Edward Island, Georgian Bay

Surface Disturbance

A mink swims by at twilight on the south shore of Philip Edward Island.

Dragonfly wing details, Umbrella Islands, Georgian Bay

Dragonlace

The delicate features of a dragonfly wing on the Umbrella Islands.


Wolf spider with babies, Snake Islands, Georgian Bay

Wolfpack

Babies adorn the back of a mother wolf spider.

Mink skull, Sans Souci, Georgian Bay

Nightmare on Mink St.

A perfectly preserved mink skull reveals its details in the Sans Souci area of Georgian Bay.

Painted turtles basking on rock, Bottle Island, Georgian Bay

Triple Trouble

Painted turtles bask on a rock near Bottle Island.


Sandhill Cranes, Byng Inlet, Georgian Bay

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill cranes forage in the wetlands around Byng Inlet.

Five lined skink, Naiscoot River, Georgian Bay

Skink Blues

The tail of a five lined skink glows bright blue in the Chicken Liver Channel, at the mouth of the Naiscoot River.

Common tern in flight, Sans Souci, Georgian Bay

Cry on Blue II

A common tern flies overhead in Sans Souci.


Loon Chick, Wreck Island, Georgian Bay

Loon Chick I

A loon chick swims off of Wreck Island, in Massassauga Provincial Park.

Northern water snake, Umbrella Islands, Georgian Bay

Snakewrap

A northern water snake basks in the sun on the Umbrella Islands.

Mink with crayfish, West Fox Islands, Georgian Bay

Crayfish Delight

A mink pauses briefly with a crayfish, before consuming everything but the claws on the West Fox Islands.


Frog sitting on lilypad, Philip Edward Island, Georgian Bay

Lilypad Life

A frog sits perfectly reflected on a lilypad off the south shore of Philip Edward Island.

Coiled Massasauga Rattlesnake, Beausoleil Island, Georgian Bay

Baby’s Rattle

A Massasauga rattlesnake coils up on the aptly named Massasauga Trail on Beausoleil Island, displaying its six-segment rattle.

River otter, Beausoleil Island, Georgian Bay

Otter Check

A river otter, freshly sated from a breakfast of raw Chimney Bay crayfish, surfaces in the early morning light of Beausoleil Island. 5×7″ Print 8×12″ Print 12×18″ Print 16×24″ Print


Standing groundhog, Byng Inlet, Georgian Bay

Little Britt Willy

Wiarton Willy gets a run for his money as a wild groundhog surveys the rough landscape around Byng Inlet’s McNab Rocks. 5×7″ Print 8×12″ Print 12×18″ Print 16×24″ Print

Deer and two fauns, Big McCoy Island, Georgian Bay

A McCoy Mother

A deer guards her two fauns (just visible behind her) on Big McCoy Island. Even with ‘Big’ in the name, who knew that Big McCoy was large enough to support a deer population, however small? This image is NFS (not for sale), it’s provided for conservation purposes only.

Beaver Skull, Churchill Islands, Georgian Bay

Voyageur Nightmare

A beaver skull sits perfectly reflected in a small pool of water in the Churchill Islands, just south of the mouth of the Key River. 5×7″ Print 8×12″ Print   12×18″ Print   16×24″ Print  


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