Nature’s “Low Life”




When I visit my friends in Little Tutka Bay, Alaska, I always enjoy being able to photograph the small bay at low tide. When the water level is high, the bay looks like any other bay … full of water, with an occasional sea otter or water bird present. But when the tide rolls out […]

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Fresh Seafood!




Another common activity of Hallo Bay’s (Alaska) Brown Bears in the spring, is clamming. When the tide goes out, the bears can often be seen foraging along the wet sand, stopping often to dig up razor clams. With skillful actions as those of a surgeon, the bears use their long claws to open the clam […]

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Oh, Mr. Sandman!




When a Brown Bear sow has a couple of young cubs, they are all very busy, foraging for food and just surviving the everyday challenges. As such, they often can be captured as they take brief naps to “recharge”. During one trip to Hallo Bay, Alaska, I captured several shots of a sow with her […]

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Fun Friday: Genealogy … the Family Tree




When tracing your roots, you should always start by drawing a family tree: Bald Eagles are typically “loners”, but during the winter, they are quite communal, as evidenced by the above image. They become very tolerant of each other during winter, with the only exception being when food is present. When an eagle flies nearby […]

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Hunting Voles




Today’s post comes from my second trip to Hallo Bay, Alaska, in 2005. This was my first trip to Hallo Bay in the spring and I saw much different bear activity than I had seen on my first trip, which was in the fall of 2004. In addition to the bears wooing and mating, grazing […]

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At Home on the Range




During last weekend’s daytrip to find/photograph migrating Short-eared Owls, I stopped by nearby Prairie State Park to see what was going on. It was pretty slow … a few Northern Harriers hunting over the prairies, among some Red-tailed Hawks seemed to be about the only action going on. As I approached the park visitor’s center, […]

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Busy Fishing




After a couple of days away from the office, I’m back. I visited Prairie State Park in southwest Missouri and then a short trip to a prairie to search for Short-eared Owls. I found 7 owls, but they were not very photogenic … always seemed to fly on the far side of the prairie! Oh […]

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Bald Eagles Over the Mississippi River




Following up on yesterday’s post of wintering Bald Eagles on the Mississippi River, today’s post includes a couple more images from Clarksville, Missouri: While continuing to edit the images from 2010, I’ll probably have a few more bald eagle images to share from Clarksville … just need to find some time to finish editing.  :o) […]

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Fun Friday: Artist’s Choice!




For today’s “Fun Friday” post, I’m including some images that are special to me. Photographing bald eagles is one of my favorite photography subjects! I made these images on the first day of my last trip to the Mississippi River to capture wintering bald eagles in Missouri. That trip occurred back in 2010, in the […]

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Thoughts of Spring!




Upon awakening this morning, I found a nice layer of fresh snow draped over my rural Missouri landscape (which I love, except for needing to put up a ladder and brush the snow off my satellite internet dish this morning, before completing this blog post!). I love winter and it’s wonderful photographic opportunities, but my […]

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