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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Fun Friday: What? Me?




While looking for a good, Fun Friday post for today, I ran across this interesting Bald Eagle image. He has such a comical look on his face … like he got caught with his hands in the cookie jar! I just love capturing animal behaviors and facial expressions that seem to emulate those of humans! […]

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Young Adult or Old Teen?




What do you call a “tweener”? This Bald Eagle was photographed in the Chilkat River Valley of Alaska, a few winters ago. As you can see from his salt-and-pepper head, this bird is in transition from being a juvenile eagle to becoming an adult eagle: Today’s post is unusually short. I conducted a one night […]

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Who Said It Never Snows in Heaven!




Some more wintry images from Alaska’s Chilkat River Valley, along the Inside Passage. At such a gorgeous place, it would seem to be Heaven on Earth … then snow hits! It can be awfully cold and snowy conditions can make it difficult to watch all the action, but well worth the effort! In these first […]

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Landing Gears Down




As I continue to edit some older images captured in the Chilkat River Valley in 2008, I ran across a sequence of images of an adult Bald Eagle preparing to land in the snow: This sequence was captured along the Chilkat River. As I vividly recall, the temperature that day rose to a sweltering 9F! […]

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Snow Bird




Today’s post includes some images not previously published, from a 2008 trip to the Chilkat River Valley, just outside Haines, Alaska, along the Alaska Inside Passage. This trip was to photograph Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalis) as they foraged among the last of the salmon during the late salmon run in the Chilkat River. This bald […]

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Bald Eagles Along the Snowy Chilkat River




While going through some older images (2008), looking for some “birds in snow” images for a painter friend, I came upon some Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) from one of my two trips to the Chilkat River Valley of Alaska. Nestled a few miles outside the town of Haines, this location is a mecca for bald […]

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Food for Thought




    Whenever I see something like this, I always ask myself “What happened?”, or “What caused this?”. In this case, the bald eagle feather likely was pulled from the bird as it sat in the tree and eventually captured frost from the cold temperatures in the Chilkat River Valley. But it always makes we […]

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Does it Really Get THAT COLD in Alaska? (Re-post)




(Re-post from December 2010) When talking to others about my photography adventures, the subject often gravitates to me being asked if it really does get THAT COLD in Alaska. Here’s a few images I made in the Chilkat River Valley during my last visit to Haines, Alaska, to photograph the bald eagles there … you […]

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Chilkat’s Bald Eagles




(This post originally published in December 2010) Today’s post includes some more Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) from the wonderful “Valley of the Eagles”, outside Haines, Alaska. Bald eagles are one of my favorite photo subjects and I just can’t get enough of them! This post includes some more images of bald eagles at close range: […]

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