Vancouver Island is a temperate rainforest, part of the Pacific Northwest ecosystem. The dense forest floors are home to a variety of mosses, lichens, ferns, shrubs and wild flowers. Many creeks like the one shown wind their way down through mountainous areas where they eventually mix into the salty ocean. During the dry warmer months, the creeks flow much less and there are wonderful cool areas under the canopy of trees to cool off and enjoy the pretty views that surround you! By 10:43 am (when I took this photo) some sun rays were finding their way through the forest branches accenting some areas along the creek.
Taken on July 9/10 at 10:43am, on south east Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
Camera; Canon 20D
Lens; Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 lens, including slim B&W Polarizer.
Tripod; Manfrotto, including 498 RC2 ballhead.
Taken at; 20 secs, at f/32, -2/3 EV, 75mm, iso 100.