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Sable Island Expedition 2012


Sable Island Expedition – June 18, 2012

Nature photographers often say that in order to really connect with a place you must experience and photograph it three times. As if like an…

Sable Island Expedition – June 19, 2012

Day 2: 4:30am comes much too early, but I know that I must press forward when the weather permits.  No part of a sunrise today,…

Sable Island Expedition – June 20, 2012

Day 3: First alarm = fog.  Second alarm = fog. I checked the weather radar report and it looked like an opening in the fog…

Sable Island Expedition 2010


Sable Island Expedition – April 16, 2010

It is 4:30am on the third day of this, my second expedition to Sable Island. Even though I lay in bed in the relative comfort…

Sable Island Expedition – April 17, 2010

Yesterday was spent indoors with little complaint. The 70km wind, rain and sleet continued all day and through the night. As morning arrived the winds…

Sable Island Expedition – April 18, 2010

  April, 2010 Today was another rainy day of flat light and extreme winds. Content to stay in for a while and sort out images,…

Sable Island Expedition 2009


The Wild Horses of Sable Island

I have only been home for two weeks from my camping trip in Alaska and it seems rather decadent to be embarking on my next…

Sable Island Expedition – August 3, 2009

There is an enormous fog bank sitting off the Atlantic Coast.  According to pilot from Maritime Air Charters it is larger, formed earlier and is…

Sable Island Expedition – August 4, 2009

We received bad news again today regarding the weather.  The fogbank was as thick as ever and there was no break in the forecast.  We…

Polar Bears


polar bears 2016

Polar Bears 2016

  Polar Bears are the largest land predator in the world. According to researchers their population will likely decline to half by 2020.  This is…

Arctic hare

February 27, 2016

7am flight from Winnipeg to Churchill, landed in Churchill to -41C.  I have all day to acclimatize before the Via Rail train leaves tonight for…

Mother and cubs

February 28, 2016

I awake at 4am and try not to disturb my room mates.  There is no running water here, so a trip to the bathroom means…

Spirit Bear Adventure


Kermode Bear

Day 1

Bears: One of the most beautiful, mysterious and feared creatures on earth. Highly intelligent and curious, they command respect wherever they roam. The Kermode Bear,…

Resting bear

Day 2

Onboard the Gitga’at Spirit by 7am, our small group heads out across the bay for our second day of adventure. It is mostly overcast, and…

Disembarking

Day 3

The forecast for drizzle today was right on the money. With the rain came strong wind, which made our crossing of the strait quite rough…

Katmai Bears 2010


Hallo Bay Sunrise

Katmai 2010: Of Wolves & Bears

Camping in the Alaskan wilderness is always a challenge, both mentally and physically. Last year (2009) in Katmai I was blessed with great light almost…

Katmai Coast

Day 1

I had assembled 5 people to take the trip including friend and mentor Daisy Gilardini and her husband, artist David McEown .  We all met…

Daisy and cubs

Day 2

I checked for the light at 5am, too cloudy – back to bed.  Later a leisurely breakfast took us to mid-morning and the group wanted…

Katmai Bears 2009


Hallo Bay Fishing

Strange Addiction

There are times when I ask myself “why?” with all the beauty that abounds close to home, that I feel compelled to wander far afield.…

1958 Beaver

Return to Katmai

My alarm went off at 2:30am and that meant exactly two hours of sleep and time to head to the airport. Extreme thunder and lightning…

Meet the Family

Meeting The Family

The morning dawned with a thick fog. I began with a hot cup of decaf and a bowl of spicy cardboard (aka reconstituted Huevos Rancheros)…

Alaska and Yukon


Dease Lake

July 31, 2008

True North to Alaska… the journey begins! We are on our way, beginning a one month road trip to Northern BC, Yukon and Alaska. We…

Teslin Bridge

August 3, 2008

We are now in Whitehorse at an internet cafe, and I am hurriedly pulling photos off my flash cards and uploading them basically ‘as is’.…

Kluane Lake

August 4, 2008

Yesterday was a long drive through muskeg, black spruce and lake areas bordering Kluane National Park. From Haines Junction to Tok on the Alaska Highway…

Streets of Longview

The Streets of Longview Project

The Streets of Longview & Beyond project was born out of my long-time appreciation for the village of Longview and its surrounding area. After moving…

Gallery

The Garside Wilson Gallery

Welcome to the Garside Wilson Gallery.  Debra Garside and Donna Wilson have teamed up once again, this time with a permanent location in the wonderful…

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