Under the Canopy by Scott Stevenson

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Nature with the city sprawl. One of the things I truly loved about Melbourne was the integration of nature inside the city. Thousands of plants and trees everywhere. Nature was not bulldozed or removed just ot build a condo or a house. It show just how important our connection to Mother Nature can be.

Scott

Art, everywhere Art by Scott Stevenson

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Love it or hate it, this is art. It’s an expression someone’s talent, inner thoughts and soul. Embrace the differences and share the beauty.

The world needs more art in every form.

Scott

Spring Rains by Scott Stevenson

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A wander through the forest on a chilly spring morning engulfs the body in all sorts of thoughts and feeling. The smell of the wet world around you, the leafless trees and chill of air.

Always finding new ways to see beauty and capture it.

Scott

Living Colour - Salmon Run by Scott Stevenson

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Each year salmon return to the rivers, lakes and stream to spawn. Every fourth year is classified as a big year. 2018 was a big year for most runs including Goldstream River on Vancouver Island.

In Goldstream, salmon appear about mid-October, and may be seen for about nine weeks, the dates varying from year to year. Of the five kinds of North American Pacific salmon it is the Chum salmon that is most abundant in this river, though you may also see some Coho and Chinook salmon, as well as the Steelhead and the Cutthroat trout.

This yawning fish is just one of hundreds that I saw and photographed as they traveled up river to their final destination.

Thanks for reading and remember to respect the fish if you are visiting Goldstream.

Scott

Seeing Red - BC's Sockeye Salmon Run Part 1 by Scott Stevenson

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Every year the salmon return to their spawning grounds and evey every fourth year is a big year. 2018 was that big year, millions of brilliantly coloured Sockeye Salmon returned to the Adams River near Salmon Arm in British Columbia.

This uttley spectacular event attracts thousands of people to the river banks to see these fish. This year was the first time I had ever been able to be a part of it and man, was it incredible!

This is something at everyone should see and learn about at least once in there life.

Scott.

Endangered but not yet Extinct by Scott Stevenson

Something totally special. It isn’t very often I get a chance to see and photography a critically endangered species but on my last trip to the interior I did. What a wonderful moment!

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Badgers are carnivorous mammals that live in the grasslands and dry forests of the interior of British Columbia. Even though we live with badgers, not many people are fortunate enough to see one because badgers generally move around at night and are secretive by nature.

Unfortunately, badgers are endangered in British Columbia. Although they were likely widespread up to the late 1800’s, it is believed that probably less than 350 badgers live here now. The grasslands and dry forests of the Thompson, Okanagan, Boundary, Nicola, Cariboo, and East Kootenay regions are home to most of the remaining badgers in BC.

Habitat loss, through housing developments and intensive agriculture, and deaths caused by highways, shooting, and poisoning, are contributors to the decline of badger populations in BC.

In fading light, my buddy I was on the trip with spotted this little creature as we were diving along the highway. Total blind, dumb luck.

The light was fading so we pulled over, jumped out of the truck and climbed under a fence into the field. This little guy stuck with us for about five minutes before the light got really low and he disappeared back underground.

Such a perfect end to our amazing trip!

Be animal wise everyone, take care of you and take care of them. We can’t let these or any other animals disappear from our planet.

Thanks for reading.

Scott