Hot Potato!




(This post originally published in January 2010). Thinking of once again having lots of Bald Eagles to photograph (Missouri gets a lot of them that follow the duck/goose migration via the Mississippi flyway), I thought of this awesome experience I had a few years ago in Clarksville, Missouri. So I decided to find this post […]

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Good At What They Do




From 2011, a blog post of fishing black bears, at one of my favorite Alaska destinations, Anan Creek. During the salmon runs, it is not uncommon to find many black bears lined up along, or even in, Anan Creek as they catch salmon: In today’s post, I’ll share some images made of black bears catching […]

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Fun Friday: The One That Got Away




While photographing the other day, I ran upon this fishing lure in a treetop. Obviously, that fish got away!   It is amazing how many lures and assorted fishing gear I find in shrubs and trees, while kayaking. Unless the lure is out of reach of the kayak, I always grab it and throw it […]

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Once Again …




… here is our friend the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) from the Squaw Creek NWR, in northwest Missouri (this is the same heron I featured in yesterday’s post). This guy was an excellent fisherman, catching many more fish than not. I was surprised at the small size of the fish he was catching. In […]

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So, How Good A Fisherman Are You?!! (Re-post)




(This post originally published in July 2010) Yesterday, while working indoors (still raining here) I was going through my Lightroom database of images from the last 7 years, doing some “hard core” editing to free up more space on my hard drive. One of the images I ran upon was taken at Hallo Bay Bear […]

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Mom’s Gonna Teach Us How to Catch Fish ‘n’ Frogs ‘n’ Stuff! (Re-post from 2010)




(This post originally published in June, 2010) Yesterday’s kayak outing was fantastic! It all started with the drive out to the launch area … we had a “cold” front move through on Sunday and this resulted not only in a grand sunset on Sunday, but the sunrise on Monday was also quite spectacular! In fact, […]

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Can You Spell B-a-l-a-n-c-e? (Re-post)




(This post originally posted in June 2010) With fish fry now in the local Conservation area, there will soon be Belted Kingfishers and Green Herons fishing the area I kayak. So far, I have seen both species, but they are not actively fishing. I believe that when the fish are a bit bigger, the birds […]

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Lunch, Cajun Style




Over the weekend, I captured this Pied-billed Grebe fishing in one of the pools at Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri. While fishing, this little grebe would dive and remain underwater for a few minutes as he fished. After a few dives, he surfaced with a “fish” in his beak. As I photographed him, he […]

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A Fishing Lesson




Ring-billed Gulls (Larus delawarensis) were quite active when the water was not frozen over at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area (during the cold mornings, the gulls were seen flying and fishing over the nearby Missouri River. Here is a sequence I shot of one Ring-billed Gull as he fished the area’s waters:         […]

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In Search of a Lunker




Last week, I posted some images of a rare visitor to Squaw Creek NWR, a juvenile White-Faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi). Today, I’m sharing some images of this little guy fishing the refuge waters … and quite successfully!               Online-Photography-Classes.com    

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