The BCFerries vessel Spirit of Vancouver Island rounds a sharp corner between Galiano and Mayne Islands on a routine voyage. Ferries such as this carry many passengers and vehicles between mainland British Columbia and various coastal islands. Victoria, on Vancouver Island, is a common destination.

This photo taken from the deck of Spirit of British Columbia, heading in the opposite direction. Both of these large vessels passed very close in the narrow channel, a tight and dramatic squeeze.

Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
1/640, f / 5.6, -1/3 EV, ISO 100

Active Pass, British Columbia, Canada
08 Jun 2011

Image chosen for the Beautiful BC “Avatar of the Week” on 21 May 2013.


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  • Sheri Bawtinheimer
    Sheri Bawtinhe...over 1 year ago

    May 17, 2013

    Great shot!!

  • Thank you, Sheri, for choosing this image for the avatar of the week. It is an honour.

    – Wolf Read

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