“The only traffic I have is if there is a seal lying over the path, and I have to walk around it”
Nick Townley is the EcoGuardian on Race Rocks, a small ecological reserve outside of Vancouver Island, B.C. Hundreds of sea lions, along with other animals, winter on this Island. Nick’s mission is to monitor and protect the island and animals.
Very few people get to come on to the island so Nick is alone with the animals most of the time. Solitude in his mind does not equate to sadness. Being in tune with the land, sea, sky, and the animals has given him a different perspective on that idea.
Story Subject: Nick Townley
Director: Hubert Kang
Producer: Amy Jones
Director of Photography: Hamish Hamilton
Photographer: Hubert Kang
Editor: Mike Southworth
Graphic Designer: Aiken Lao
Music Composition: Mike Southworth & Hilary Grist
Sound Mix & Master: Mike Southworth
Colourist: David Tomiak
Special thanks to Eagle Wing Tours, Pearson College, BC Parks & Solstice Creative.