Stories

 

 

I love writing my own stories and have published many articles in magazines and blogs.  By far, my favorite place to showcase my writing is in Maptia.

 
 
Kelp fronds peek over the surface during the lowest tide of the year

Kelp fronds peek over the surface during the lowest tide of the year

The First Tide of spring

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Every year, the tiny shell of a new moon brings the first spring tide lapping onto shore, announcing the arrival of the fish. The surface of the ocean is brimming with planktonic life, and plants that lay dormant in the winter come back to life. Almost at once, hungry swarms of different creatures arrive and multiply.


Farewell Wild River

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For over 20 years, the ploy to dam the tributaries of the Amazon has been bounced around and finally the idea of damming the Amazon’s tributaries as a solution to Brazil’s energy challenges has won. The walls will go up and the character of this vital ecosystem will be changed forever.

A young Kayapó girl bathes in the Xingú River


A mother orca and her calf

A mother orca and her calf

 

The Sea Wolves

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The Fish Thieves

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In the cold waters of Norway’s northern fjords, we are witness to an orca ballet, and a remarkable feeding behaviour that few have ever seen. Later, as immense humpbacks shoot up from the depths of the fjord, we make an unexpected discovery.

British Columbia’s coastal wolves live a unique existence. Hunting and beach-combing on the fringe between rainforest and ocean, they swim between islands, and eat whatever the sea serves up. While photographing an elusive wolf pack on Vargas Island, we had a very special encounter with a mother and her pups.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Human but Fragile

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Like the sea itself, the coast holds a fascination on humans, especially on those who make life on the edge of the ocean. Human and fragile, we watch powerless and humbled as an approaching storm spreads steely-gray clouds across the ocean’s horizon, rumbling with menacing thunder. Captivated, we stand on the beach and marvel at the beauty of a summer’s last tide. Slaves to the land, we look out to the silver sea when the opalescent moon brings waves from distant places to crash against the rocky shoreline. The pungent smell of saltwater, the roaring sound of the waves, the harsh grit of the sand; they all call to us.L

 

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The Thin Blue Line

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Above the horizon, we see beautiful beaches, rugged shorelines, and seemingly endless expanses of blue. Beneath the waves, however, lies a growing storm of concern and trouble, and for those who dare to look, the news is not good.