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Islands of Grass book launch

Posted by on 11. November 2017 in Blog / Journal, Featured, News & Events | 0 comments

Islands of Grass book launch

You are invited to a launch of the Islands of Grass, a passionate and beautifully illustrated plea for one of the most endangered and least protected landscapes on Earth: the remaining fragments of natural prairie on the northern plains. Written by award-winning author and naturalist Trevor Herriot and accompanied with the remarkable photography by Branimir Gjetvaj, Islands of Grass is an irresistible call to action to protect what remains of this natural splendour. November 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. – Regina Sask. – Royal Saskatchewan Museum (2445 Albert Street). Doors to the museum will be open at 6:30 pm, and we invite anyone interested to come early and explore the grasslands dioramas on display. November 15, 2017 at 7 p.m. – Saskatoon Sask. – Alice Turner Branch Library (110 Nelson Road). Branimir and Trevor will talk about their new book, the time they spent in the field on research and photography, and the challenges faced in the effort to conserve our remaining native prairie. Book sale and signing to follow. Program will include a short reading by acclaimed author Dave Carpenter from his new book Gold. Classical guitarist Ed Rodger and Ken Hamm will perform at the Regina event only....

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Sandhill Cranes in morning fog

Posted by on 26. April 2014 in Featured | Comments Off on Sandhill Cranes in morning fog

Sandhill Cranes in morning fog

I discovered this group of cranes standing in shallow, partially frozen pond south of Bradwell, Saskatchewan. We were looking for Sharp-tailed Grouse lek and drove past a frozen pond with a flock of over 200 cranes. What attracted me to this scene was a soft, almost surreal appearance of graceful birds enveloped in thick morning fog (we were there before sunrise). I selected a high ISO setting on my camera in hope to get fast enough shutter speed to prevent camera shake. Additional presence of digital noise softened the captured image even more. Sandhill cranes are fairly social birds that usually live in pairs or family groups through the year. Smaller family groups consisting of parents and yearlings can be seen in fields during the fall migration. During winter and spring migration, non-related cranes come together to form “survival groups” which forage and roost together. Such groups often congregate in large groups, sometimes in the thousands....

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Arctic terns interacting in mid air

Posted by on 4. August 2012 in Featured | Comments Off on Arctic terns interacting in mid air

Arctic terns interacting in mid air

Arctic terns (Sterna paradisea) interacting in mid air. Terns are very territorial birds and will vigorously defend space surrounding their nests during the breeding season. Photographed during the photo tour of Iceland last...

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Castle Mountain and Bow River in winter, Banff National Park

Posted by on 2. January 2012 in Featured | Comments Off on Castle Mountain and Bow River in winter, Banff National Park

Castle Mountain and Bow River in winter, Banff National Park

Winter sunrise over Castle Mountain and Bow River, Banff National Park, Alberta Photograph taken on a February morning near the bridge crossing Bow River at Castle Junction. It is a well known, and well used  site to photograph the Castle Mountain. I was lucky to get clear blue sky after a fresh snowfall the night...

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Old town of Rovinj at dusk. Istria, Croatia

Posted by on 2. January 2012 in Featured | Comments Off on Old town of Rovinj at dusk. Istria, Croatia

Old town of Rovinj at dusk. Istria, Croatia

Rovinj is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns on the Istrian peninsula. It is a popular tourist destination, and still boasts an active fishing industry. It’s history dates back to the Roman times. Rovinj reached the peak of political influence from 13th to 18th century. The old town core has a beautiful set of cobblestone streets and pastel-coloured houses, surrounding an imposing church of St. Euphemia. The church’s bell tower was modelled after the St. Mark’s tower in...

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