Category Archives: Fauna

Peanut Butter and Jellyfish

Jellyfish freak me out; there is something about them that is very eerie; the slow undulation, the translucency – something just makes me shiver a little when I see one.. Creepiness aside, they are also very beautiful; like moving poems. I was happy to be able to capture a picture …

Pondering

Seriously; is it possible to take a bad photo of an elephant? They are so photogenic! Every elephant I have ever seen looks like some wizened wizard (who happens to be naked and weighs a lot more than I do). There is just something about them that makes me feel …

Filled Frame

I did something like this before, but I can never shoot enough images of elephants. They are truly larger-than-life to me. Everyone knows how big elephants can be; a photograph can diminish that sometimes. I like trying to convey the size of something by limiting how much of it can be seen. Capturing …

Determination

I shot this image early in the morning during a trip to Algonquin Park in August 2006. I love watching Loons. They are like poetry in motion (even if they take forever to take off). Their beautiful colouring really makes for a dramatic photograph, no matter what the background. f/4 …

Framed Ducks

While camping on the shores of Parkside Bay in Algonquin Park (August of 2006), I happened to spot a group of Common Mergansers. I thought it would be an excellent image, as they were swimming as a group. It would fulfill part of a photo challenge put to me by …

Flying Dragon

I managed to capture a number of great images from a July 2006 trip from Beamsville. This photograph was taken during a short hike at one of the local wineries. Tucked away in a clearing in the forest behind the winery was a small pond. This beautiful creature had landed …

Thoughtful Remembrance

Spring is always a great month to go to the zoo. The air is still crisp, which makes some of the animals a bit more active than normal (so they can keep warm). Sometimes you luck out and get a wonderfully sunny day, making the trek about the grounds enjoyable. …

Cornered

My cats are hilarious. One of them is afraid of everything on the planet. The other is inquisitive and is also, frankly, a camera hog. When they were kittens, the brave one explored the house while the “fraidycat” stayed in (or near) the pet carrier. This photo is one of the many that I …

Christine’s Cats

I love doing pet portraits for people. Animals have just as much personality as people do; it’s fun to capture what makes the pet special to the owner. My friend Christine had recently brought these two furballs home and wanted to capture the memory. I love cats because, even though they are solitary, …

Kolya

My parents adopted this Malamute who was gigantic but very passive. I offered to do some portraits of their new pet for a few reasons. First of all, my parents love photographs; secondly, a Malamute (like Huskies) have great fur whose pattern creates an awesome contrast regardless of the backdrop. …

Laila

Our cat Laila is a beautiful animal. A brown Tabby, her fur has a fantastic pattern; sleek and striped, she’s like a little tiger. What also helps capture her is the fact that she’s a total poser: as soon as she sees a camera, she sits perfectly still and swishes …

Daphne

A friend from work had seen my work (this photo) and wanted a portrait of her own pet. They lived close to the waterfront where there were lots of locations to choose from in regards to a place to do the portaits. Daphne was a sweet dog; very well behaved …