Mapping the Ecosystem

Scientists on the Arctic tundra take samples of plants in their pursuit to map the flora above the tree line in the Cambridge Bay area. Some of the plants are hundreds of years old, constituting the “Old Growth” forests of the North. This image was shot on an EOS 6D camera equipped with a 24-105mm zoom lens.

In 1987 the Gatineau Boom Company conducted the last logging drive on the Gatineau River, ending a practise that had been in place for over a hundred years. Images 8 to 10 were shot at a point in the river called Cascades where the logs, that had floated south for over a hundred miles, were corralled in large booms which were then floated and towed to the Chelsea Dam 10 kilometers to the south before they were released. These images were shot on a Minolta SLR camera using Kodachrome transparency film.