Abandoned car, Granite Ridge Trail, Killarney, Georgian Bay

Georgian Relic

An abandoned automobile slowly settles into the forest floor on the Granite Ridge Trail, Killarney Provincial Park.

Sunrise over Doubletop Island lighthouse, Western Islands, Georgian Bay

Western Moods

Sunrise graces the skies over the lighthouse on a snow-dusted Doubletop Island, in the Western Island group.

Sunset on granite formations, Snake Island, Georgian Bay


Sunset hues near solstice highlight the granite formations on the western shore of Snake Island.

Northern water snake eating fish whole, Snake Islands, Georgian Bay


A northern water snake consumes a fish whole, and headfirst, on the Snake Islands.

Granite shoreline at sunset, Wreck Island, Georgian Bay

Outer Wreck

Twilight descends on the fantastical granite shoreline of Wreck Island, in the Massasauga Provincial Park.

Lightning Cloud, Captain Allen Straight, Georgian Bay

Lightning Head

Intra-cloud lightning crackles in a large cumulonimbus anvil formation, moving slowly over the Captain Allen Straight in Massassauga Provincial Park.  The central portion is lit entirely from lightning inside the cloud, an absolutely beautiful phenomenon.

Wave breaking over Red Rock lighthouse, Parry Sound, Georgian Bay

Lantern Height

An October wave breaks against the Red Rock, shooting spray over 70′ in the air, high above the helicopter landing pad added in the early 1970s.  The lantern room of the Red Rock lighthouse is over 62′ above the waterline.

Sunset on the western shore, Franklin Island, Georgian Bay

Franklin Hues

The April sun sets on the western shoreline of Franklin Island.

November storm waves, Wreck Island, Georgian Bay

November Fury

A heavy storm surge pounds Wreck Island in the Massasauga Provincial Park, after a weather front packing 100km/h winds moved through the area.

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


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

Perfect sunset behind Red Rock lighthouse, Mink Islands, Georgian Bay

Sailor’s Delight

A dramatic sky frames the August sun setting directly behind the Red Rock lighthouse.

Ruby-throated hummingbird, Sans Souci, Georgian Bay


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.

Partial solar eclipse over Red Rock lighthouse, Parry Sound, Georgian Bay

Eclipse Over Red Rock

The partial solar eclipse of October 2014 sets over the Red Rock lighthouse, a dramatic scene for a lighthouse whose days may be numbered thanks to the unfortunately named Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act.

Bustard Rock lighthouse and twin ranges, Bustard Islands, Georgian Bay


Late August light hits the lighthouse and unique twin ranges on the Bustard Rocks.

Twilight over Red Rock lighthouse, Mink Islands, Georgian Bay

Red Rock Blues

A fantastical twilight descends upon the Red Rock lighthouse, standing lonely vigil at the south end of the Mink Islands.

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


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

Wolf spider with babies, Snake Islands, Georgian Bay


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.