Trying out local food is usually one of the enjoyable adventures on holiday, and this was definitely the case when I was in Canada last year. I’d previously tried one traditional Canadian dish, poutine, which is essentially chips, cheese, and gravy… and that set the bar for some fantastic culinary experiences.
The trouble with food photography is that usually I’m too hungry to worry about getting great quality photos. Some of the photos here were taken with my mobile phone. Enjoy the photos below and don’t drool on your keyboard!
For the first blog post of 2016, some photos from last year when I went to Canada. I’ve got lots of photos to share form my Canadian adventures… just ten at a time of course.
One of the things I was looking forward to seeing and photographing was some of the wildlife that inhabits Canada. On my list of wildlife to shoot, well photograph, was a whale, a moose, and a beaver. I managed two of three, but had to cheat a bit with both of those as you’ll see below. It’s disappointing to miss out on some of the wildlife I wanted to see so I guess I’ll just have to return to try again some time.
Most of the photos are from the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland where I spent the majority of my holiday.
I did a whale spotting boat tour with O’Brien’s Whale and Bird Tours from Bay Bulls. When I went, on an overcast day in September, it was just out of whale season and no whales appeared. But I did photograph some puffins and eagles in the wild. It was very cold out on the water so if you ever go be sure to take a big coat! Ironically when we got back to dry land the weather started to improve and quickly became warm and sunny.
I also visited Salmonier Nature Park which is a government run conservation park. The park is so vast that all the animals have lots of space which is always nice to see.