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Wigwam River, Fernie: Phew, I am dog tired. I’m posting this from Auckland, New Zealand’s capital city and a world away from Fernie and the mountains of the Kootenays in British Columbia. This photograph will be the last one I take in Canada until next year. Luckily it’s also one of my favourite images from my last trip out to the Wigwam River. The snow-capped peaks in the background draw the eye in along the beautiful forest service road. Further back towards the Wigwam River, there was ample evidence of the fires that ripped through the area last month, which prompted the Fernie backcountry closure for a period. The trees were still smouldering in places and so was the road! Quite a surreal sight to see. This photograph would have been complete if the Larch to the left of the frame had peaked and turned yellow. Alas, it seemed that they waited until I left town to change their colours. Oh well, there is always next year. While I am no longer in Fernie I will still be sharing a lot of content from this wonderful town, numerous photo essays and photos of the week to follow, with a few bits of awesome Kiwi content thrown in for good measure. Photograph details: 1/100th sec, F8.0, ISO 100, 25mm, shot using an Olympus OM-D EM5

Wigwam River, read more…

I’m currently in beautiful New Zealand and I’m stoked to explore more of this stunning country. Remember to follow me on Instagram and like Nomads on the Road on Facebook

Remember if you are interested in any of my photography check out this post, announcing the launch of my photography shop. Or email me at mike@nomadsontheroad.com and we can discuss your options. 

I’m also delighted to announce that I have been working Fernie Tourism this Fall and showcasing the best Fernie has to offer in this fabulous season. You can read Fishing in Fall in Fernie and check out Fall time biking in Fernie.


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