Posts Tagged ‘Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L’

Danza de los Voladores, Monte Alban, Mexico


A ‘flying man’ flies through the air, descending from a 30m tall pole using nothing but jute rope, performing the Danza de los Voladores near Monte Alban, Mexico.

Final crew of space shuttle Endeavour, STS-134

Endeavour Boys

The Endeavour boys (from left to right Mark Kelly, commander; Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel, European Space Agency’s Roberto Vittori, Michael Fincke, and Gregory H. Johnson, pilot) ham it up for the cameras upon their arrival at the Kennedy Space Centre for the second launch attempt of space shuttle Endeavour, STS-134.

Zero days to launch sign in front of the VAB, final launch of space shuttle Endeavour, STS-134

Zero Days

A sign on the roadway leading to NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building proclaims the day of launch for space shuttle Endeavour, STS-134.

STS-133 final launch of space shuttle Discovery

Pillars of Fire

Riding twin pillars of fire, veteran space shuttle Discovery embarks on her final voyage to orbit from LC-39A. After this final mission, she’ll be processed and turned over to the Smithsonian for permanent display.

STS-133 space shuttle Discovery SSME ignition and stabilization sequence

SSME Stabilization

Space shuttle Discovery’s SSMEs (Space Shuttle Main Engines) stabilize after ignition in this sequence. From left to right, the rough orange flame stabilizes to form a smooth blue flow, displaying the characteristic “Mach diamonds”, formed by the supersonic flow of the engine’s exhaust.

STS-132 launch of space shuttle Atlantis

Remote 1 Liftoff II

Space shuttle Atlantis, STS-132, soars into the clear Florida skies on her ‘first final flight’.

STS-132 launch of space shuttle Atlantis

Remote 1 Liftoff

Space shuttle Atlantis, STS-132, soars into the clear Florida skies on her ‘first final flight’.

Prince Shoal Haute Fond Light, Tadoussac, Quebec

Prince Shoal Light

The Prince Shoal, or Haute-Fond Light, rises above the oily-calm waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, offshore from Tadoussac, Quebec.  An armored Goliath of concrete and steel, its unique shape helps it to shed the crushing sea ice of winter.

Great blue heron in flight, Wreck Island, Georgian Bay

Great Blue Heron

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

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.

Quebec city skyline high resolution panorama, Quebec City, Quebec


The sun sets over Quebec City’s famed Chateau Frontenac, in this high resolution panorama photographed during Island to Ocean.

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.