Love Them Barnacles!




Still workin’ on capturing post-peak Perseids! Be back “live” soon. Here is a post from a few years ago showing a unique behavior of a spring cub Brown Bear. Today’s post is about a┬ábehavior that I was able to witness and photograph during one of my trips to Hallo Bay, Alaska. One day, after we […]

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Fun Friday: A Simulated Cat Nap!




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from Hallo Bay, Alaska, the site of yesterday’s bear fight images. As fall quickly approaches, the coastal brown bears experience “hyperphasia”, a term that defines the insatiable need for the bears to gorge on food and put on as many pounds as possible so that they can endure the upcoming […]

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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: “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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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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Fun Friday: A Beary Interesting Behavior




(I’m at the Lee’s Summit Art Festival this morning, setting up for a wonderful, fall art festival this weekend! In my absence, please enjoy an encore of my “Bears and Barnacles” post, which originally published in July 2011) Ok, so what do barnacles and bears have in common? Scientific and journalistic interest for one thing. […]

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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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