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Rolf Hicker
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Professional photographer, specialized on nature, wildlife and travel photography, well published worldwide.
Professional photographer, specialized on nature, wildlife and travel photography, well published worldwide.

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It has been a long time that I was active here on Google+.

Today I'm happy to announce that I'm ready for the new season with my Bed and Breakfast as well as with my photo tours.

I have been working very hard to relaunch my B&B website:
http://www.theartistspoint.com

as well as making big changes to my photo tours I offer. I'm now 100% flexible in regards to departure times, days and so on. I'm very excited about it.

Please visit my newly launched website for my photo tours on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

http://www.vancouverislandtours.info

I hope to be able to post a bit more here at G+ again too. Your help and feedback is much appreciated.

#vancouverisland #phototours #bedandbreakfast #portmcneill

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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 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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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.

http://www.theartistspoint.com/information/wildlife-scenery-photo-tour.htm
#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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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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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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