My 10 Best Photos of 2011

reflection of mount shuksan in the silhouette of picture lake
Mount Shuksan Alpenglow

   It is always tough to narrow down a years worth of images into a list of the “best”. I did this last year and I think it is a valuable exercise. Jim Goldstein of JMG Galleries creates a list of everyone’s top 10 images each year. I made my first top 10 last year. This years list has fewer landscape and more wildlife photos. This is partly due to my not getting out to shoot as many landscapes as last year, and partly due to my backlog in image editing.

   You can click on each of the following images to go to the blog post that may tell a bit more about the location and how I made the photograph.

In no particular order my “Best of 2011″…

The Chilliwack River in Chilliwack, British Columbia

photo of black capped chickadeeBlack-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

reflection of mount shuksan in the silhouette of picture lakeMount Shuksan reflected in Picture Lake in the Mount Baker Wilderness, Washington State

A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) near the Capilano River in North Vancouver, British Columbia

Pitt River and the Pitt-Addington Marsh, Pitt Meadows, British Columbia

Eureka Falls in Hope, British Columbia

A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia

A Honeybee (Apis mellifera) collecting nectar on a Buddleja flower

Spawning Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in Weaver Creek, British Columbia

A Northern-pygmy Owl (Glaucidium gnoma)

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22 Responses to “My 10 Best Photos of 2011”

  1. omar says:

    wonderful choice. the first one is my favorite .

  2. Fiona says:

    Northern-pygmy gets my vote

  3. Wolfgang says:

    Wonderful images, I especially like the 3rd and the 8th photo.

  4. Corie says:

    The pictures are all beautiful Mike, but I think Mt. Shuksan is my favorite.

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  6. Ben says:

    My favourite is the 3rd one, but the others are all top photographies too. Wish you a great new year 2012. Ben

  7. Michael says:

    Thank you for the comments everyone! 🙂

  8. Alex Filatov says:

    Stunning collection my friend. It’s a tough one, I am still going to go with your award winning capture of the Great Blue Heron – what a shot!

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    Some rely nice shoot, was a good photo year (=

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  20. ingrid says:

    The texture of the water behind the heron is spectacular! And I love the POV on the Sockeye. All lovely images, thanks for posting them.

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