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Grizzly bear by Dr. Wayne Lynch

New ebook – Canadian Rockies Wildlife Photography by Dr. Wayne Lynch - review by Dr. Robert Berdan . Wayne Lynch is Canada’s most prodigious wildlife photographer and writer and his new ebook is a must have for photographers and wildlife lovers. In his new ebook he shares photo tips and some of the best places to find and photograph wildlife in the Canadian Rockies - read more.

Mexican Parrot Snake by Dr. Wayne Lynch ©

Adventures with Snakes by Dr. Wayne Lynch It was March 11, some twenty years ago, and I was in Sweetwater Texas for the annual rattlesnake roundup - the largest such event in the world. It wasn’t the snakes I wanted to see, but the snake catchers. Could it be that sensible folks still celebrated the senseless slaughter of wildlife in our age of environmental sensitivity?

White-faced Ibis by David Lilly ©

Photographing the White-faced Ibis by David Lilly

A few years ago it was very difficult to photograph the White-faced Ibis in Alberta. Their numbers were low and they were difficult to approach. Fast forward to 2015 and now it is completely different. The White-faced Ibis now returns in the spring in large numbers to Frank Lake in Southern Alberta - read about the White-faced Ibis.

Bald eagle in flight by Wayne Lynch ©

Bella Coola Eagles by Dr. Wayne Lynch Twenty-five years ago most professional wildlife photographers were like me shooting with Fujchrome Velvia film (ISO 50 with terrible shadow details) and struggling to capture flying birds without the benefit of predictive autofocus that was still years away.  In those days the best bald eagle photos I had were of birds perched in uninteresting static poses - read more.

George Brybycin's 55th book on the Canadian Rockies

The Legendary Rockies - George Brybycin's 55th Book by Dr. Robert Berdan. George Brybycin is sometimes referred to locally as the "Ansel Adams of the Canadian Rockies". He is a mountaineer and photographer who has climbed over 500 peaks in the Canadian rockies most of them solo in order to capture their beauty - read book review and view photos by George Brybycin.

Flowers by Christian Gavin ©

Flowers a True Natures Gift by Christian Gavin All the flowers presented in this gallery, even if they are for most of them well known from the general public; can in fact be found anywhere in the world. What we take from being a north American flower, might as well be an Asian one, and vice versa. Flowers and plants are certainly a big part of the Canadian wildlife and nature - view pictures and article.

Flowers by Fred Schact ©

Flower Photography at Calgary’s Parks by Fred Schact There are many things I enjoy about photography, and one of them is going to a park on a lazy Sunday morning to take flower pictures. Riley Park or Silver Springs Botanical Gardens are my two favorites. Both under ½ hr. drive from my house. Flowers and flower gardens can be found almost everywhere - view pictures and article.

Milky way over Athabasca Glacier by Alan Dyer ©

How To Capture the Milky Way Text and Photos by Alan Dyer An increasing number of landscape photographers are venturing out at night to capture scenes lit by the Moon and stars. The star attraction of the night sky is the Milky Way. It’s surprisingly easy to capture over landscapes, once you know a few basics. View article and pictures.

Photographing Saskatechewan Birds by Bryan Mierau Summer 2012 I picked up my first SLR camera, and by summer of 2014 already had upgraded, and was out and about capturing images of everything and anything, but I keep coming back to looking for the same subject, birds. Where are those birds - read article and view pictures.

Hummingbird by Ken Crebbin ©

Hummingbird Photography Tips by Ken Crebbin

Three years ago I started trying to capture images of hummingbirds.  I would grab my camera and hike around looking for hummingbirds … but I found this gave me limited success and I wanted to produce better images.  Not satisfied with my images, my next step was searching the Internet trying to gather information on hummingbird photography - view pictures and read article.

Ruffed Grouse Dr. Wayne Lynch ©

Drummer Boys by Dr. Wayne Lynch I made this entry on my birthday in April one year. "I am inside the blind by 5:30am. The grouse has become very tame,and even as I tramped around outside the blind, the defiant bird stayed on his drumming log just 10 meters away Moments after I arrived, the sunrise fingered through the aspens trees and golden rays dappled off the chest of the drummer - view article and pictures.

Dendronephthya klunzingeri is a species of soft coral that lives in a small colonies by Dr. Sharif Galal ©

Red Sea Coral Reefs by Dr. Sharif Galal The Red Sea is an extension of the Indian Ocean, located between Egypt and Sudan from the western side and Saudi Arabia from the eastern side. Fringing coral reef systems can be found everywhere at both shores of the red sea - view article on underwater photography.

Coyote taken with Tamron's 16-600 mm lens by Robert Berdan ©

Tamron 150-600 mm Lens - Field Test and Review

by Dr. Robert Berdan Every now and then a product appears that opens up new opportunities for photographers. The Tamron 150-600 mm lens is one of them. I don't often review equipment as there are many web sites that specialize in doing so , but I believe this lens is a game changer for nature and wildlife photographers - read article on Tamron lens.

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Partaial Solar Eclipse of the Sun October 23, 2014 by Robert Berdan ©


Partial Solar Eclipse taken ~3 pm October 23, 2014 by R. Berdan using a Canon
5D Mark II, attached to a Celestron C6 telescope, 1\1000 sec, ISO 1000 and a solar filter,
my backyard in Silver Springs, Calgary, AB.


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