Posts Tagged ‘Canon EOS 20D’

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.

Space shuttle Atlantis clears the tower, STS-135, Kennedy Space Centre, Florida

Handoff to Houston

Space shuttle Atlantis clears the tower on the final launch of the space shuttle program, STS-135. Once clear of the tower, control is transferred from the Kennedy Space Centre to Mission Control in Houston for the duration of the flight.

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.

STS-133 space shuttle Discovery Thermal Protection System belly tiles

Belly of the Beast

Secured in the Orbiter Processing Facility after her successful STS-133 mission, space shuttle Discovery is prepared for decomissioning and display at the Smithsonian Institution. Underneath Discovery and looking forward from roughly amidships, the orbiter’s Thermal Protection System tiles stretch forward toward the nose landing gear.

STS-133 final launch of space shuttle Discovery


Consuming 20,000 pounds of propellants every second, space shuttle Discovery lights up the lagoons of the Kennedy Space Centre on the final flight of her career.

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.

Panorama of Toronto Islands and skyline reflected in perfect black ice, Toronto Outer Harbour, Toronto Islands

Distant City

The Toronto Islands and skyline stand reflected in perfect black ice, almost half a kilometre offshore in the city’s outer harbour.

Claudette Abrams' Flight Path, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Flight Path

Claudette Abrams’ Flight Path gets the polar panorama treatment during Rogue Wave 2007, turning the Ward’s Island field into its own miniature planet.

Mink skull macro with teeth, Sans Souci, Georgian Bay

Nightmare on Mink St.

A perfectly preserved mink skull evokes monster movies of yore, just in time for Hallowe’en.

Snowdrop flower, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Snowdrop Rain

A lovely early snowdrop prepares to flower, after a cold March rain.

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.

Twilight over Mont St. Michel, Normandy, France

Mont St. Michel

Twilight settles over Mont St. Michel in Normandy, France.

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.

Playa Carazalillo panorama, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Menu a la Playa

A surfboard does double duty as a menu on playa Carazalillo, Puerto Escondido, Mexico.


Hardwater sailing on Toronto’s frozen inner harbour, as the ferry Ongiara crunches along the edge of the black ice sheet.

Skydiver grabbing bottle of beer panorama, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Cerveza Touchdown

A skydiver claims the prize, making a pinpoint sunset landing to grab the cold cerveza on playa Zicatela, Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

Tadoussac hotel panorama, Tadoussac, Québec

L’Hotel Tadoussac

The Tadoussac Hotel dominates the landscape on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, Québec.

Sunset over One Tree Island, Churchill Islands, Georgian Bay

Churchill Sunset

The sun sets over the solid granite of One Tree Island, as seen from the Churchill Islands, Georgian Bay.

1957 Chevy panorama, Bourchier Islands, Georgian Bay

Road to Nowhere

A ’57 Chevy inexplicably rusts into the solid granite of the Canadian Shield of the Bourchier Islands.

Toronto Island community 2008 high resolution panorama, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Toronto Island Community 2008

The Toronto Island community comes out for a panoramic portrait on Gala Day, 2008.

Toronto skyline at night panorama, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

City of Lights II

The lights of Toronto come on at night in this high resolution panorama, as seen from the Toronto Islands Centre Island.