Get your work published

great gray owl

One of the rewards of making good nature photographs is the possibility of getting your work published. The magazine market still has plenty of room for photographers who can create images that stand out from the crowd, or work well with a particular article or story. Here are four basic tips that can help you get noticed by an editor, art director or publisher and might put a few dollars in your pocket. Do your … [Read more...]

How cute? The Columbian ground squirrel is tops!

columbian ground squirrel peter sulzle

Arguably, one of  the cutest alpine critters in the Sun Peaks area is the Columbian ground squirrel. This little rodent sports white around the eyes, and has a coat of orange and brown with a mix of gray. It can weigh up to 800 grams. As a young nature photographer, these burrowers were one of my favourites to photograph with my dad’s camera during trips to the Alberta Rockies. Even now, I pause once in while to … [Read more...]

Photographing that special moment

grizzly

When you’re out and about with your camera and find a great subject like the grizzly bear pictured here, stick to it. It’s easy to take one or two frames and then walk or drive away. Unfortunately chances are that you probably won’t get anything worth keeping and will be disappointed when you get hom e and view the images on your computer. Hang around and shoot some more, what’s the hurry? Yes, it’s true … [Read more...]

Patience pays off for wildlife photographer Peter Sulzle

Black Bear Cub

I received an e-mail recently from a friend remarking on how lucky I was to be able to spend time in the outdoors practicing the art of wildlife photography. Little did she know that while reading her letter, I was hunkered down in my minivan waiting out a two-day rainstorm in the Alberta Rockies. Nor did she know I was on day three of seeing very few photographic opportunities, and had suffered one day of torture in … [Read more...]

Southern B.C.’s rattling reptile

The Northern Pacific rattlesnake. 
Photo: Peter Sulzle

The Northern Pacific rattlesnake’s an intriguing sight. The reptile’s easily identified by its distinct features of a triangular and broad head, a unique neck and an impressive rattle at the end of its tail. These snakes are the only truly venomous snakes in B.C. and are only found in the Thompson Okanagan. They can be spotted living in rocky terrain and talus areas in forest or grassland habitats. Rattlesnakes … [Read more...]