Sunday, June 24 2012 @ 08:59 PM EDT
Contributed by: karenbills
Monday, June 18 2012 @ 10:18 PM EDT
Contributed by: JudyB
(screenshot by terrytvgal)
The great folks at Lafarge invited the students at the Admiral Seymour School, which is an inner city school located in East Vancouver near the Lafarge concrete plant, to name the three eaglets being raised by their parents in a nest high above the bustling facility.
The names chosen by the students are Sky, Starlet, and Sorrior (which stands for a warrior who soars through the sky).
Our thanks to Lafarge for providing this up-close-and-personal look at the eaglets as they grow - and to the students at the Admiral Seymour School for giving them such fine names!
Watch our web cam of the Lafarge nest here:
Wednesday, June 13 2012 @ 08:55 PM EDT
Contributed by: gemini
Hancock Wildlife Foundation Presents
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PHOTOGRAPHER: Christian Sasse
My name is Christian Sasse. As a son of a diplomat I was born in London, moved to South Korea, then Germany, Israel, South Africa, Iran and Sri Lanka, finally Sweden. Then I went to the UK and now Vancouver. I am fascinated by different cultures.
My interests in photography and especially eagles, started a year ago when I imaged my first eagle in White Rock on June 24th 2011. From that day onwards I was hooked. In November. I went to the Fraser Valley Eagle Festival and was overwhelmed by the nature and density of eagles. During the next months I improved my technique in both photography and image processing. Since I live in White Rock, I am able to frequently contribute to the Hancock Forum as a ground observer with visits to the beach, where many eagles can be admired. My friendship with David Hancock and numerous enthusiasts of the Hancock forum has been most helpful and I was able to learn a lot about the behavior of eagles.
My curiosity in photography was also enhanced by my background in astronomy (I own several telescopes) and my PhD in optics.
I photograph everything from the millimeter scale (flying bees in high resolution) to eagles and galaxies, as well as quasars billions of light-years away. I use a Nikon D3s with mm f/2.8 Macro or 300mm f/2.8 or 600mm f/4 tele-photo lens. Sometimes I include a 1.4x tele-converter.
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Wednesday, June 13 2012 @ 11:37 AM EDT
Contributed by: jkr
The line was found tangled between the whale’s mouth and tail but was cut away in an early morning rescue effort.
The eight and a half metre whale was found severely emaciated and likely starved to death hours after beaching itself.
David Clattenburg, a fishing officer with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) said, from his experience, the thick nylon line is used for bottom fishing -- but not in Canada.
Tuesday, June 05 2012 @ 01:34 PM EDT
Contributed by: jkr
Story by Judith Lavoie, Victoria Times Colonist
New babies can be super-tough on a relationship.
Just ask Hank and Shaya, who are now spending time apart, leaving Hank struggling with the role of single dad.
The two bald eagles lived happily together for two years at The Raptors, a raptor education centre in North Cowichan.
Then came two eggs and, to the delight of staff, two chicks hatched about one month ago.