Where resplendent realities are rapidly fading back into distant myths. Vancouver Island.
Nature always wins. St. Lucia.
This rare, old growth cedar tree dominates its surroundings in Pacific Rim National Park.
Observing a rare winter storm in Vancouver's famous Stanley Park.
A vigil for the fallen. Vancouver Island.
A delightfully torrential day on BC's Galiano Island.
UNITED WE STAND
Divided we fall. Mossy Maple Grove, Vancouver Island.
Life lessons from a tree.
There is something familiar and welcoming about the old trees in the Walbran Valley on Vancouver Island. Exploring this place has completely redefined how I look at forests. These woods serve as a reminder of what was and what could be.
Sometimes I wonder if the only inconsistency in nature is the human ego.
WILD OF PLACE
Wild of heart. Without these places, all that remains is institution. Carmanah, Vancouver Island.
EMPIRE OF THE SALAMANDER
When a forest is left completely undisturbed, it looks like this. Willis Island, Pacific Rim National Park.
Species of the forest, Hoh Rainforest.
THE KYOTO CONNECTION
An early morning ride through the enchanting bamboo forests of Kyoto.
The circle of life thrives best in undisturbed places like the forest. Pacific Rim National Park.
This little tree perfectly embodies the beauty in the simplicity of survival.
Morning light filters through a layer of shallow fog in Avatar Grove, BC.
When life gives you pause.
This brilliant camphor tree stands guard before a quiet temple in Kyoto.
THE CHOSEN ONE
The competition for light is a game of patience in the forest. Cathedral Grove, BC.
THE SIMPLE KIND OF LIFE
The February sun burns through morning fog over Jericho Pond in Vancouver.
The healing forces of simply being outside.
Somewhere in Utah.
Confronted by an army of Nature in the hills in Oregon.
THE FOREST REMEMBERS
But will we?
The sound of the rain needs no translation. British Columbia.
© Matt Jackisch Photography 2020