A season of observing hawks (and other animals) – wildlife photography of winter 2021-22

This article is dedicated to late Mirza Naim S. Beg, who passed away in March 2022. He was a renowned wildlife photographer and eco-tourist from Pakistan. During my hikes with K2, I took shots of wildlife, albeit far too less than any of the previous winters.

Hiking with K2 along Credit River from Steel Avenue, Brampton to Dundas Street, Mississauga via Culham Trail

I am 100% positive that I am the only person who has hiked through various trails, parks after parks, roads, and sidewalks between Steels Avenue and Dundas Street along the Credit River. K2, our Hungarian Kuvasz, was with me.

Live the Adventure – Summer 2021 Challenge

My family and I undertook several adventures in Mont Tremblant National Park (Quebec), provincial parks (Ontario), and in local conservation areas in response to Explore magazine's Live the Adventure Club summer challenge of 2021. I was declared winner of the competition in the 'standard' category on October 08, 2021. In the shot below, the family … Continue reading Live the Adventure – Summer 2021 Challenge

Parc national du Mont Tremblant in Quebec – ‘A walk in the woods’ and ‘free solo’ for well over ‘127 hours’.

The difficult, almost vertical hike to the observation deck on the mountaintop was taking its toll on my knees. My heart was beating so hard that I thought it would just burst out of my chest. Every step was demanding more oxygen. My son kept on urging me to move and at the same time … Continue reading Parc national du Mont Tremblant in Quebec – ‘A walk in the woods’ and ‘free solo’ for well over ‘127 hours’.

A cruise and hike through Fathom Five National Marine Park, Ontario, Canada

An Unusual national conservation area It got very cold on the upper deck in late May and all four of us relocated to the main deck of the glass-bottom ship. The water was so clear that we could see it as if they were lying in the open. It was not only us on the … Continue reading A cruise and hike through Fathom Five National Marine Park, Ontario, Canada

180 degree tourism at Toronto Zoo

My family did what can be termed as 180 degrees tourism at Toronto Zoo, Markham, Ontario. We watched attractions other than the main attractions, which, of course, it being a zoo, were animals. It was a magnificent display of flowers and of floral designs. Please press on icons to enjoy the larger image. All photography … Continue reading 180 degree tourism at Toronto Zoo

A trip to Karachi, Pakistan for its historical, architectural, and cultural heritage

It was a second instance where I was observing a big group of international tourists visiting historical and archaeological sites. No it was not Canada, USA, any European country, or a developed Asian country like Malaysia. This was at a historic Market in Pakistan, a country that was written off the tourism map due to … Continue reading A trip to Karachi, Pakistan for its historical, architectural, and cultural heritage