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Photo Samples, SW Canada

Vancouver Island, British Columbia  and Alberta

 

North America is the true continent of plenty, at least when it comes to geographical variety, and Canada is indeed a very big part of this splurge. Together with Siberia, Canada may be the last real, unpopulated wilderness on Earth, however, nature is extremely easy to get to - in particular in British Columbia and Alberta. Vancouver Island, Banff, Jasper and the dinosaur parks of Drumheller are just perfect.

 As usual, all photos are © Claus Qvist Jessen, and none of them are to be used without my permission.

Less classic, but still a sea fron; Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Cosy water taxi; Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Victoria is a very "colonial" city, looking more European than North American. This big hotel is just one of several buildings from the 19th century. Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Vancouver Island is a major site for whale watching, and killer whales are the most prolific ones. At least two pods are roaming the waters, mainly living from fih, while the odd "transient pod" mainly feeds from seals and other large mammals. The two "types" are genetically identical but don't mix. This statue is from the harbour of Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Victoria (2012), Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

 

 

A classic North American diner, here at the Ideal Cafe, Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Try their loggers breakfast. © Claus Qvist Jessen

 

Nice pink salmon from Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. They don't grow much bigger than this. © Claus Qvist Jessen

 

Summer catch of a tiny trout; Quinsam River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Salmon fishing is a way of life in North America, here shown by a Danish angler doing his sport in October in Quinsam River, a tributary to Vancouver Island, Canada. Two minutes after shooting this photo, I lost a huge king salmon, striking just 2-3 meters away from the fellow angler above - and running 100 meters downstream in five seconds. I lost it.  © Claus Qvist Jessen

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The head of a small snake; Quinsam River, Vancouver island, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Indians / First Nation seem to have lots of space on Vancouver Island to live their traditional life, here shown by a fantastic 20-person canoe in Campbell River. Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Top of a totem pole; Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Logging is a major industry on Vancouver Island. Here a few kilometers north of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

More logging; North Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The tiny harbour of Uclulet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

There are no Grizzlies on Vancouver Island, but quite a few black bears. Here a sign in Uclulet, British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

    

First Nation ex-logger, now carpenter, Raymond with one of his home-made traditional canoes; Uclulet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Happy Danish angler (me!) with a perfect catch: A big coho salmon, cught on a light fly rod in Buskin River, Kodiak Island, Alaska. © Claus Qvist Jessen

British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The magnificent view from the top of Mount Revelstoke; British Columbia, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

    

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

 

Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Alberta, Canada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

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