….’wildlife on one’

November 2015

During my formative years the BBC series Wildlife on One featured prominently in my top TV show list, and I’ve continued to be an avid follower it’s creator/host (Sir) David Attenborough, and all his subsequent work.  At 89 yrs of age, I imagine there won’t be too many new endeavours of his to look forward to, so I may have to start re-watching the old stuff, including ‘Plant Earth’.   Speaking of which, it wasn’t until I saw that gem of a series that I developed a genuine appreciation for the sticktoitiveness and talents of a wildlife photographer.

While professional wildlife photography wasn’t a calling for me personally, I try to take the opportunity where possible to capture the nature that presents on my own doorstep, and this past weekend it included the small cast below at Lost Lagoon in Vancouver’s Stanley Park.  As I was only carrying my 105 mm macro that day, there was no ability to zoom in closer, so I’ve cropped a few shots hopefully without compromising quality too much.

I’ll leave you with this little quote from Sir David that so nicely encapsulates his contagious passion for our natural world:

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”

― David Attenborough



Hooded Merganser






Blue Heron



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