TOP 16 OF 2016

2016 was another busy year behind the lens for me! My travels took me to Ecuador, Costa Rica and Peru - guiding trips for Bartley's Photo Workshops. Back home in British Columbia, I hosted several more workshop groups alongside Connor Stefanison - guiding our Winter Birds of Vancouver, Wildlife and Mountain Vistas, and Ultimate Loons trips! My personal photography adventures took me to many familiar spots as well as some new areas of BC, furthering my love for the amazing place I call home! 

Below, I've compiled my top 16 images of 2016. Do you have a favourite? 

A Common Loon feeds its chick a Rainbow Trout fry on a lake in the Cariboo Region of British Columbia. 

A Common Loon feeds its chick a Rainbow Trout fry on a lake in the Cariboo Region of British Columbia. 

Dramatic sunset skies loom over the Cascade Mountains of southwestern British Columbia, where snow melt trickles down towards an alpine tarn. My tent can barely be seen on a small island below.

Dramatic sunset skies loom over the Cascade Mountains of southwestern British Columbia, where snow melt trickles down towards an alpine tarn. My tent can barely be seen on a small island below.

A Red-eyed Tree Frog's massive eyes and feet stand out in the dark of night in Costa Rica's Caribbean lowland rainforest. 

A Red-eyed Tree Frog's massive eyes and feet stand out in the dark of night in Costa Rica's Caribbean lowland rainforest. 

A Barrow's Goldeneye drake calls out to attract a mate on a small pond in British Columbia's Thompson Region. 

A Barrow's Goldeneye drake calls out to attract a mate on a small pond in British Columbia's Thompson Region. 

The dazzling iridescent plumage of a Fiery-throated Hummingbird on full display. Photographed in the Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica. 

The dazzling iridescent plumage of a Fiery-throated Hummingbird on full display. Photographed in the Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica. 

Reflected in the wet sand of a beach in Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia, a Western Sandpiper forages during its northbound spring migration. 

Reflected in the wet sand of a beach in Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia, a Western Sandpiper forages during its northbound spring migration. 

As the subalpine flushes with the brilliant crimson of withering huckleberry shrubs, a clearing storm is illuminated by late evening light, high in British Columbia's North Shore Mountains. 

As the subalpine flushes with the brilliant crimson of withering huckleberry shrubs, a clearing storm is illuminated by late evening light, high in British Columbia's North Shore Mountains. 

As day turns to night atop a remote peak in the Cascade Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, a female White-tailed Ptarmigan dust bathes.

As day turns to night atop a remote peak in the Cascade Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, a female White-tailed Ptarmigan dust bathes.

A gorgeous male Anna's Hummingbird stretches his wings and tail. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 

A gorgeous male Anna's Hummingbird stretches his wings and tail. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 

A male Resplendent Quetzal with an aguacatillo fruit. Photographed in the Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica. 

A male Resplendent Quetzal with an aguacatillo fruit. Photographed in the Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica. 

At last light, a Bald Eagle snatches a Pacific Herring off the calm surface of a deeply-shaded cove. Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. 

At last light, a Bald Eagle snatches a Pacific Herring off the calm surface of a deeply-shaded cove. Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. 

A huge school of Pink Salmon gather pre-spawn, in a deep river canyon on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

A huge school of Pink Salmon gather pre-spawn, in a deep river canyon on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

A Barred Owl perched amongst moss and licorice ferns in the temperate rainforest near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 

A Barred Owl perched amongst moss and licorice ferns in the temperate rainforest near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 

Sword ferns and vine maples at the height of spring in the temperate rainforest of southwestern British Columbia, Canada.

Sword ferns and vine maples at the height of spring in the temperate rainforest of southwestern British Columbia, Canada.

A pair of Many-banded Aracari perched high in the canopy of a giant kapok tree, deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

A pair of Many-banded Aracari perched high in the canopy of a giant kapok tree, deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

A Scarlet Macaw drinks mineral rich water at the entrance to a small cave in the Amazon Rainforest. 

A Scarlet Macaw drinks mineral rich water at the entrance to a small cave in the Amazon Rainforest. 


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