One New Year’s Resolution was to post on this blog consistently, so here we go!
Some favourite images and videos from the couple weeks I’ve been back at work after the holidays. Polar bears always win! An update on how new polar bears were faring at the zoo. Two orphan female cubs arrived last year from Churchill, and one male who had been involved in an attack in Churchill. The three new bears joined Hudson, the polar bear raised in captivity in Toronto who arrived in 2012.
The video was a quick edit, general update from a curator at the zoo. Unfortunately it’s just the cubs who are housed together, and neither of them were in a very playful mood while I was shooting. Still, they were adorable. Hudson towered over us when he stood on his hind legs at the fence. I had to cut out my “Oh my goooossh!” behind the camera. The story is here.
The week before I was on another tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. I think this is the fourth time I’ve toured the museum, which recently completed the construction phase and is moving on to building galleries and attractions. The design and engineering that went into this building is supremely impressive. It’s hard to capture and explain in a quick turn-around video, but we try. And even my 16mm wide lens wasn’t enough to capture the huge open spaces and mix of concrete, steel, basalt and tyndall stone that makes up the building. Here is the story.