Polar vortex photos in Kitimat harbour

Went out for the monthly shore bird count this morning in the midst of the Polar Vortex hitting the west coast.About -8 C with a cold wind off Douglas Channel which probably made it even colder than airport windchill of -15.  Even the birds, it seems, were huddling some place hidden for warmth.


A bald eagle hovers over Douglas Channel at sunrise. (Robin Rowland)


Ice on a snag (an old log) at the Kitamaat Village waterfront looks like alien invaders. (Robin Rowland)

Sunrise over Douglas Channel on an icy Sunday morning. (Robin Rowland)

Low tide at MK Bay, Kitimat


The December winter sun illuminates moss covered rocks at low tide on the morning of December 16, 2016, at MK Bay, Kitimat.
(Robin Rowland)


December Sun over Douglas Channel


The December sun over Kitimat harbour and Douglas Channel, December 10, 2015. (Robin Rowland)

The view of Douglas Channel from a park near my house in Kitimat. A panorama created with Lightroom CS new merge and panoramic feature. The original would be 38 inches wide if printed at full size.