Wish I Could Have a ‘Do Over’!




While editing older images over the past few days, I ran across a memory that will never elude me … a bear fight involving 4 bears! While visiting Hallo Bay (Alaska) in 2004, to photograph the coastal brown bears (grizzlies) of Alaska’s Katmai National Park, there was a sow with her 2 cubs (the cubs […]

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Fun Friday: Day Dreamin’

Just sitting here, day dreaming of some of my Alaska travels … and wishing I was back in Hallo Bay ! This image was made during one of our excursions to the beach area at Hallo Bay, Alaska. In late May/early June, everyone waits with anticipation as the brown bear sows move from their dens, […]

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Meeting the Whale Researchers, and More




After photographing the River Otters for a short time, we docked in Sointula, where we met and had a wonderful time with some whale researchers. In this first image, Captain Ronn, owner and captain of Delphinus, our boat for the trip, discusses things with Molly (a trip guest) and famed whale researcher, author and environmentalist […]

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Fun Friday: “Tag, You’re ‘It’!”




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from Hallo Bay, Alaska, during my first trip to photograph the wonderful Brown Bears in 2004. Cubs, especially first-year cubs, are always precious and wonderful to photograph. Their antics always entertain me, such as this pair that was apparently playing the game of “tag”: These cubs were born over the […]

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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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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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Happy Earth Day!




In celebration of Earth Day, I’m reposting a post I made a little over a year ago. While photographing brown bears at Hallo Bay, Alaska, in 2012, I was able to walk among some really great ones … not only bears, but some of the world’s top videographers. They were in the process of filming […]

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Fun Friday: Got Milk?




Today’s “Fun Friday” post … an intimate moment with a Brown Bear sow and her cub: When the little one’s hungry, it’s time to be fed … even if you were busy clamming on the tidal flat! Did you know that bear cubs will “purr” when nursing? I was totally amazed the first time I […]

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Fresh Clams … Yum!




In yesterday’s post (“Bears on the Beach”), I spoke of the clamming activities that the brown bears of Hallo Bay (Alaska) participate in, during low tides. Today’s post includes a couple of images of brown bears as they clammed the shores of Hallo Bay: Watching a brown bear locate and dig up the razor clams […]

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