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Mark Donovan

Mark is a Vancouver-based photojournalist, urban and nature photographer. Using colour, composition, camera angle and other techniques, Mark’s goal is to present the image captured in a before unseen light that reflects the subject's essence. With a flair for seeing the inner beauty of all things, Mark tends to point his lens toward what is real.

Vancouver riots: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Many are wondering how a crowd coming out to watch a spectator sport could turn into a mob.

Rioting in Vancouver: photos

Vancouver's downtown area turns into riot zone as hoodlums and intoxicated fans set cars on fire and smash windows after Game 7 loss to Boston Bruins.

WE CAN Earth Summit Campaign takes off

The science is in. The most credible scientists agree that climate change is happening and global warming is increasing faster than anyone had predicted even three years ago.  Incremental change...

Vancouver in snow

Over the weekend, the snow fell heavily in Vancouver. Up at Queen Elizabeth Park, as much as 10 cm fell, covering the trees and grounds with a thick, heavy blanket of wet snow. Many of the trees...

A rainbow lights up the sky over Vancouver

We don't get many thunderstorms here in Vancouver, but we do get the occasional rainbow. Especially this time of the year. The sun's always low on the horizon, and the sky often clear in the West in...