Beaver with mouth open, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands


A beaver poses for a Ms. Manners poster, displaying teeth stained red from a winter diet of bark.

Baby map turtle on log, Snake Island, Toronto Islands

Pagoda Baby

A baby map turtle, no more than four inches long, basks on a floating branch.

Young mallard duckling, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Green Seas

A mallard duckling swims alone on the reflected colours of a June afternoon.

Black-crowned night heron in flight, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Flight Lines

A mature black-crowned night heron wings its way past the camera, at the end of its long migration north for the summer.

Great blue heron in flight, Wreck Island, Georgian Bay

Great Blue Heron

A great blue heron takes flight from Georgian Bay’s Wreck Island.

Cormorant solar eclipse, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

Ultimate Backlight

A cormorant, perched on a dead tree, performs a partial eclipse of the sun.

Standing groundhog, Byng Inlet, Georgian Bay

Little Britt Willy

A groundhog surveys the rocky landscape of the Canadian Shield, offshore from Georgian Bay’s Byng Inlet.

Muskrat eating a tuber, Trout Pond, Toronto Islands

Muskrat Snack

A muskrat chows down on a tasty tuber dug up from the Trout Pond.

Red fox in snow, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands


A red fox relaxes in the deep snow of February.

Raccoon portrait, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

L’il Face

A raccoon poses for the camera, taking a break from foraging in fields recently uncovered by the snowpack.

Must swan portrait, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

The Nose Knows

Up close and personal with a friendly mute swan.

Goose on nest surrounded by down, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands


A goose sits patiently on her nest, surrounded by feathers blown free by a recent windstorm.

Mink portrait, Pointe au Baril, Georgian Bay

Offshore Mink III

A curious mink peers into the camera lens, offshore from Pointe au Baril, Georgian Bay.

Garter snake portrait from below, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

The Lidless Eye

Underneath a garter snake, lit like a spotlight in the low light of early spring.

Great egret on pure black, Hanlan's Point, Toronto Islands

Poise on Black

A great egret steps into the sunlight against a backdrop of pure shadow.

Painted turtle basking on log, Trout Pond, Toronto Islands

Ancient Waiting

A painted turtle leans into the sunset light, basking in the beautiful warmth of  long August days.

Swimming eastern fox snake, Parry Sound, Georgian Bay

Surface Tension

An eastern fox snake swims in the perfect calm of a high-pressure system.

Northern pike underwater, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Painterly Cruising

A northern pike, captured by a remote FishEYE II, cruises the spawning grounds in early spring.

American Beaver, RCYC Island, Toronto Islands

Almighty Branch

A beaver, reaching for a tasty low-lying branch, misses the target and sinks back slowly in the water.

Juvenile black-crowned night heron, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Sunset Gaze

A juvenile black-crowned night heron gazes over its shoulder in strong sunset light off of Algonquin Island.

Brown anole, Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Florida

Backlit Display

A brown anole does its best to ward off the photographer on the Maritime Hammock Trail of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge.

Baby turtle riding adult turtle's back, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

Hitching a Ride

A baby painted turtle basks in the sun on the back of a much larger adult.