Dr. Bondar talks about making this image:
Long Beach is a Coastal and Marine Biome; an intertidal (transition) ecosystem that fronts a temperate rainforest.
Clearing storms that move towards the east create extraordinary skies, especially at sunset. Keeping one eye on the rapidly moving clouds, it is possible to predict which pattern will be the most interesting. It is much easier to photograph a sunset than a sunrise as it is often more difficult to predict the exact spot where the sun will rise on the horizon.
The waves of the Pacific Ocean bring life to the shoreline, giving birds nutrients, especially when winds are strong. Coastal and marine ecosystems provide species diversity in complex food webs impacted by sea levels.
Wildlife action never stops in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. From tidal pools and sand dunes to temperate rainforest. From migratory waterfowl to eagles soaring above. And just past the shoreline, seals, porpoises, sea lions, and several whale species.