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A very special sight and I'm very happy that I was able to capture it. A grizzly bear mom nursing her cute cub. it also gives me a large amount of confidence that we photograph animals on my wildlife & scenery tour without disturbing them. This mom was totally relaxed and knew we were there. We watched her and her cub for some time before she starting her little one right in front of us.

I photographed this image on one of my Wildlife & Scenery Photo Tours at the great bear Rainforest in British Columbia, Canada. (Taken with a 2.8/300mm lens)

For more infos on my tours I ask you to visit the website of my Bed and Breakfast on Northern Vancouver Island:
http://www.theartistspoint.com/information/photo-tours-photography-workshops.htm
#bears #animals #BritishColumbia #cute
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A nice add-on for my photo tour and always fun to watch are Steller sea lions in the Broughton Archipelago Marine Park, British Columbia, Canada.

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#BritishColumbia #animals #sealions
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Humpback whale feeding frenzy with sea gulls joining in, Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada.

#Canada #BritishColumbia #whales #wildlife
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I was waiting for a long time - now I finally can and want to share one of my all time favourite orca whale picture. Photographing those amazing animals for a around 25 years I have seen a lot of behaviour in many different situations. I've seen them breaching, spy-hopping, I saw transient whales chase and eat dolphins and much more. Of course I often get asked what my favourite picture is of them, to answer short, I have a few BUT this one is one of my all time favourite.
A pod of northern resident killer whales in a resting line just after sunset, a very peaceful setting and what made the shot perfect for me is the orca spy-hopping and overlooking its family.
I photographed this image on one of my Wildlife & Scenery Photo Tours along the British Columbia coast, off northern Vancouver Island. I remember very well the reaction from my guests to this beautiful setting, they were just standing in the boat, we of course had the engine off, they were listening to the blows and actually forgot to capture this scene on their own cameras. The best of all, they did not even mind as they were so thankful that they could experience such a unique moment.
I hope you like this photo as much as I do.
For more info on my photo tours please visit my website from my B&B:
http://www.theartistspoint.com/information/wildlife-scenery-photo-tour.htm
#animals #whales #BritishColumbia
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And another one of my favourite shots for the "weekend enjoyment". I photographed this image in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, Canada on one of my Wildlife & Scenery Photo Tours.

I'm just working on the new info page for this tour and would appreciate your feedback. Thank you and have a great weekend!

http://www.theartistspoint.com/information/wildlife-scenery-photo-tour.htm
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Humpback whale feeding frenzy with sea gulls joining in, Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada.

#Canada #BritishColumbia #whales #wildlife
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A very special sight and I'm very happy that I was able to capture it. A grizzly bear mom nursing her cute cub. it also gives me a large amount of confidence that we photograph animals on my wildlife & scenery tour without disturbing them. This mom was totally relaxed and knew we were there. We watched her and her cub for some time before she starting her little one right in front of us.

I photographed this image on one of my Wildlife & Scenery Photo Tours at the great bear Rainforest in British Columbia, Canada. (Taken with a 2.8/300mm lens)

For more infos on my tours I ask you to visit the website of my Bed and Breakfast on Northern Vancouver Island:
http://www.theartistspoint.com/information/photo-tours-photography-workshops.htm
#bears #animals #BritishColumbia #cute
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This is one of the beautiful waterfalls we visit when time and conditions allow. Millard Creek waterfall is especially powerful after heavy rain and on a sunny day one can find different rainbows from different angles.

The great thing about using a very robust and smaller boat is that we can also do beach landings wherever we want. So far we landed twice her on request of our guests. We climbed up the cliff to get a better and closer look at the waterfall. Nothing for "weak nerves" as it is very slippery but both times I had pro photographers with me which knew the risk they taking for getting a special shot.

I will show some more photos of this beautiful waterfall soon.

Photographed on one of my Wildlife & Scenery Photo Tours which leaves from northern Vancouver Island, close to Port McNeill, where I also run a B&B. More infos about the photo tours you find here:
http://www.theartistspoint.com/information/wildlife-scenery-photo-tour.htm
#nature #waterfall #rainbow #BritishColumbia
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Lieber Rolf, Du weißt ich liebe Deine Bilder, Deine Bilder sind für mich phantastisch, sie haben so viel Magie.Deine Bilder beamen mich sofort an Ort und Stelle, ich danke Dir für die vielen Kurzurlaube die mir Deine Bilder schenken. Des Weiteren wünsche ich Dir viel Kraft und das Glück stets an deiner Seite. Bis bald
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Hi, I'm new and thought this would be a nice post for starters. Hope you like it.
 
I was waiting for a long time - now I finally can and want to share one of my all time favourite orca whale picture. Photographing those amazing animals for a around 25 years I have seen a lot of behaviour in many different situations. I've seen them breaching, spy-hopping, I saw transient whales chase and eat dolphins and much more. Of course I often get asked what my favourite picture is of them, to answer short, I have a few BUT this one is one of my all time favourite.
A pod of northern resident killer whales in a resting line just after sunset, a very peaceful setting and what made the shot perfect for me is the orca spy-hopping and overlooking its family.
I photographed this image on one of my Wildlife & Scenery Photo Tours along the British Columbia coast, off northern Vancouver Island. I remember very well the reaction from my guests to this beautiful setting, they were just standing in the boat, we of course had the engine off, they were listening to the blows and actually forgot to capture this scene on their own cameras. The best of all, they did not even mind as they were so thankful that they could experience such a unique moment.
I hope you like this photo as much as I do.
For more info on my photo tours please visit my website from my B&B:
http://www.theartistspoint.com/information/wildlife-scenery-photo-tour.htm
#animals #whales #BritishColumbia
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We often run into smaller groups of pacific white sided dolphins (30-50 animals) on our Wildlife & Scenery tour on the way to watch grizzly bears. While we of course always take some time to watch them, we normally don't spend too much time with them as we prefer to let dolphin mom's with babies a lot of space and peace.
After we watched bears we often search in other inlets for larger dolphin groups of males as they often more playful.
Wild Pacific White Sided Dolphins, mother with baby, travelling with high speed in the waters of Knight Inlet, British Columbia, Canada.
#dolphins #wildlife #BritishColumbia #animals

If you interested in more pictures photographed on my Wildlife & Scenery photo tours please check out my website here:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/knight-inlet-phototour.htm
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And another one of my favourite shots for the "weekend enjoyment". I photographed this image in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, Canada on one of my Wildlife & Scenery Photo Tours.

I'm just working on the new info page for this tour and would appreciate your feedback. Thank you and have a great weekend!

http://www.theartistspoint.com/information/wildlife-scenery-photo-tour.htm
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I 15's spy hopping near Robson Bight, British Columbia, Canada
 
I love photographing wildlife in its natural environment, especially orcas. While close ups are always nice and spectacular, I often rather zoom out to show some scenery with it. Here everything came together (I actually would not have dreamed of this shoot to be honest),
We came back after a long day photographing bears along the BC coast and decided to stay out for sunset, while we already photographed killer whales earlier in the afternoon we decided just to "sit" in the middle of Johnstone Strait, close to the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve off the Vancouver Island coast.
The I15's, a resident orca whale pod came into the Strait via Blackfish Sound and Cracroft Point. The sun was setting, fog was slowly building up before they decided to start playing right at the border of the Reserve. While the water was a bit choppy, which makes it difficult with a 300mm lense to stay on focus four orcas all it sudden came up for a cute spy hop. Needless to say that we were going crazy. I was not sure if I gotten the shot, well, maybe gotten but if it would be sharp I could not tell, it was getting dark, choppy water, so conditions were everything but ideal. Well...I'm more then happy now knowing that I nailed it, exposure, focus and the action.
What do you think about it? I probably will order a gallery wrap soon to see how it looks in my office.

#BritishColumbia #wildlife #whales

More info on my unique photo tours starting from northern Vancouver Island:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/knight-inlet-phototour.htm
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Professional photographer, specialized on nature, wildlife and travel photography, well published worldwide.
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I'm a professional photographer since I turned 16. I did public live slideshows in Europe for over 15 years, having up to 120000 visitors per year.

My strongest portfolios are on some European countries, New Zealand, Galapagos Islands, the western USA including Alaska as well as Canada.
I moved from Germany to Canada in 2002 where I live now with my wife Michelle (from New Zealand) in British Columbia, Canada.
My images appear regularly in well known magazines and advertisement around the world. Some of the most known are National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, Readers Digest, Porsche, BMW, CNN and many others. And I won a few awards for my movies and pictures I produced.

Please visit my websites for more information about locations, buying one of my fine art photos or about my custom private photo tours.

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