Vancouver region 2014

Vancouver highrise


North shore across the bay

Gastown, Vancouver


False Creek towards English Bay

Granville Island public market


Seafood at Granville market

Stanley Park, a wildlife oasis in the city


Giant trees in Stanley Park

Beaver lake


Sturdy tree

Stanley Park Red-eared Slider Turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans), an introduced species to the region


Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

American Beaver (Castor canadensis)


I was lucky to see this animal close-up late in the evening

North American Raccoon (Procyon lotor)


Any food here?

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)


Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) ducklings


Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Black phase Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)


Douglas Squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii)

Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)


Ischnura cervula, a damselfly in Stanley Park

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)


Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus)

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)?


Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Open-boat whale safari from Vancouver to Vancouver Island


On whale safari, wearing a survival suit

A pod of transient Killer Whales near Vancouver Island. While resident killer whales eat fish, transient pods feed on marine mammals


Killer Whales near Vancouver Island

Breaching Killer Whale


Breaching Killer Whales

Harbour Seal


Vancouver Strait scenery