Photo taken on Nikon F801 - 80-200mm f2.8 Nikkor lens
We were staying at Deep Bay near Hornby Island. We hoped during the three days we were there we might see some Six Gill Sharks which come into shallows for mating apparently in late spring, early summer, alas we didn't see any.
One night the air was still and we snuck in amongst the rocks on a local beach to watch this heron feeding whilst the sun went down behind us, water was glass and smoke from a local camp fire was rising straight up.
Just a little too far outside photo range we watched a bald eagle catch a salmon which due to its size was too big to fly away with, and it had to swim it on to shore. It took the bird about 20 minutes to acutally land the fish, and it appeared to swim butterfly style for lack of a better analogy. Never seen anything like it before, I reckon the fish must have been weighed in the 8-10 pound region.
Location: Deep Bay, Vancouver Island
Photographer: Robert Bailey