Bio - Nature Photography by Martin Ryer

A little bit about me...

Thank you for visiting my website and galleries. I live on Vancouver Island, in the Comox Valley. I’m surrounded by not only the coastal and inland mountain ranges but also the Pacific Ocean, countless lakes, rivers and streams and the rain forest. It’s here on the island where I feel most at home, Bald Eagles soaring overhead along with the gentle smells of the forest and ocean offer a sense of imagination and inspire exploration. This beauty and tranquility is unsurpassed in my mind and I am grateful to call this place home. Needless to say I’m provided with endless opportunities for photography.

My interest in photography started rather late at the age of 25. In late 2006 I started with a 4.0 megapixel digital camera. It was primitive to say the least. I realized that my interests were going to require more and so in early 2008 I purchased an Olympus DSLR system. Just recently I've upgraded to an advanced full frame Nikon system. Equipment and accessories, though important do not replace patience and appreciation for the natural environment and all of its splendors. The image is not the result; the result is doing what you have to do to create the image.

The various galleries and images– landscapes, waterscapes and wildlife are arranged in chronological order which I feel best reflect my evolution as a photographer. They've been created from all over Canada and some from the U.S.

My work has been published and painted. Recognition is not my goal, simply sharing with others the beauty that I see is. I’d like to help preserve this beauty so that others may continue to appreciate it as well. I will donate 25% of all proceeds from sales to either the Nature Conservancy of Canada or Friends of Clayoquot Sound. Please visit their websites to find out more about the important work they're doing.

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