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I just got back from spending a week with fellow Photographer and friend Rick Schmidt on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We landed in Nanaimo Sunday morning (May 11), picked up our car and headed over to Tofino. On the way we stopped at the Cathedral Grove to check out the giant Douglas Fir trees. These trees are truly magnificent.
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“Cathedral Grove, located in MacMillan Provincial Park, is one of the most accessible stands of giant Douglas fir trees on Vancouver Island. Here visitors can stroll through a network of trails under the shadow of towering ancient Douglas-fir trees, majestic pillars untouched by the modern world – some more than 800 years old.” reference http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/macmillan/
I know – other countries have beavers also but we have it on our 5 cent coin so we claim it as one of our symbols. When I was taking the Conestogo River sunset picture I heard a splash in the water. Looking back to where the sound came from I saw nothing and assumed something fell into the water. Then out of the corner of my eye I saw several beaver swimming near by. I took the camera off the tripod and waited to see what they would do. One came up on shore and I got this shot. It was a real toss up what to shot – the beaver swimming around and occasionally slapping their tail on the water before diving (the splash I heard) or continue shooting the sunset.