Steeprock River

Artwork by Bhupinder Singh

Bhupinder Singh was born and raised in India. He is a self taught professional artist and instructor with a home studio in Regina, Saskatchewan. He works primarily in Water media and is a signature member of Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC).

His sketch of Steeprock River, Manitoba is based on a photo taken on a 2018 backpacking trip.

To see more of Bhupinder’s work, visit his website

Sketch of Steeprock River Valley by Bhupinder Singh

Fall at Steeprock River

Photo Series by Andy Goodson


Steeprock River, Manitoba

In September 2017, Sean and I were lucky enough to spend a couple nights in Manitoba's Porcupine Hills. The weather was perfect, allowing us to get in a full-day exploratory hike where we found marine fossils, a rut site and plenty of fall scenery.

This photo series was shot with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3, 14-42/F3.5-5.6 lens.

Caterpillar resembling a wasp or bee – this might be an example of  mimicry  as a defense against predators.

Caterpillar resembling a wasp or bee – this might be an example of mimicry as a defense against predators.

Marine fossil found in the face of one of Steeprock River's many boulders (View Rocks and Fossils Gallery)

Fall colours reflecting on a calm pool


Stand-out Specimen

A birch tree near camp stood out from the rest on the riverbank. I couldn't describe why it seemed odd until I noticed how the trunk and branches appeared superimposed on top of its leaves.

The river just before dusk at camp