At -28 degrees Celsius this small pocket of open flowing water on the outlet of Goat Pond in Kananskis remains ice-free year round. I had a hard time shooting this sunrise because the steam coming off the water was freezing to my lens every time the wind blew my way.
Tucked away a half hour drive inland on the Oregon coast, this little creek boasts eleven waterfalls in a short two-mile trail as it cascades through a lush moss covered temperate rainforest. I have had the opportunity to hike the trail twice now with my daughter. Without a doubt this has become my favourite place in the world. There is so much exceptional scenery packed into a condensed space, its beauty is unrivaled by comparison to anywhere I have ever been in my life.
With the glow of the morning sun cresting over the horizon, a soft warm light is cast over the frosty winter prairies. Perched on a fencepost, a male snowy owl scans the surrounding fields for its next meal.