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Hello All,

I am pleased to announce that my 2014 Wildlife Calendar – showcasing up-close and intimate portraits of nature, including moose, deer, grouse, loons, owls and more, is now available for purchase. This calendar will make the perfect addition to the home or cottage for those that love wildlife. They also make excellent gifts for those on your Christmas list.

Each calendar is professionally printed using high-quality stock paper and measures 17″ by 11″ when open.

Cost per calendar is $22.50, which includes shipping within North America. In addition, $1 from each calendar sold will be donated to The Friends of Algonquin Park.

Discounts will be given for multiple orders:

2 calendars – $42.50 (includes shipping)
3 calendars – $62.50 (includes shipping)
International Orders – Please enquire.

I accept Cheque, PayPal, or Interac e-Transfer.

For more information or to place an order, please contact me at: Justin.Hoffman@rogers.com

Calendars will ship the first week of November. All orders placed before October 31st will be put into a draw for the following prizes:

1. Two free prints of your choice.
2. A set of four greeting cards.

Thanks for your interest!

The following images represent the applicable months and are shown in low-res. Calendar will be of high-res. quality.

January

January – Whitetail Deer

February - Northern Hawk Owl

February – Northern Hawk Owl

March - Mallard Duck

March – Mallard Duck

April - Moose

April – Moose

May - Red Fox Kits

May – Red Fox Kits

June - Whitetail Deer

June – Whitetail Deer

July / Cover - Common Loon and Chick

July / Cover – Common Loon and Chick

August - Red Fox

August – Red Fox

September - Bullfrog

September – Bullfrog

October - Common Loon

October – Common Loon

November - Spruce Grouse

November – Spruce Grouse

December - Great Gray Owl

December – Great Gray Owl

 

Thank you for your interest.

Yours in the Outdoors,

Justin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello All,

I was happy to discover on July 3rd that the common loon chick had successfully hatched. The new family was very receptive to me spending time with them, often swimming and feeding less than twenty feet from the boat.

It has been a goal of mine to capture on film a chick hitching a ride atop its mother’s back. I had many opportunities on this day and I am very pleased with the way the images turned out.

It will be fun to follow this family over the next few months, to watch the chick age, change colour, and become an adult itself. I hope to share those adventures with you all.

In all of these images the chick is 5/6 days old.

Loon01

Loon02

MotherLoonBaby

LoonBaby3

LoonBaby4

FeedingTime1

FeedingTime3

I was also able to shoot this short video while out on the water, showcasing the interactions between mother and chick.

Some of these images are available for purchase as photographic prints. Please click on tab at the top of the page for more information.

Yours in the Outdoors,

Justin

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Hello All,

Although generic only by moniker, the Common Loon is one of the most visually stunning and hauntingly sounding water bird to inhabit North American lakes and rivers. Easily recognizable with their ‘tuxedo’ plumage, these large birds are a definite delight to watch and photograph.

I was fortunate this past week to locate my first nest, with a female sitting atop a single egg. It was hidden amongst the reeds and cattails, less than a foot from the waters edge. It was a rare and wonderful find and I will be checking back this week to see if her little one has hatched.

Loon

Loon2

LoonStretch1

Loon04

Loon11

Loon10

Loon12

Loon13

 

Yours In The Outdoors,

Justin

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