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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Bears on the Beach

From my Alaska travels, here are a couple of images of Brown Bears (Ursus arctos) cruising the beaches of Hallo Bay: Why do they travel on the beaches? One reason is that often they are looking for a good place for some low-tide clamming for razor clams. In other instances, they are likely using the […]

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Red Fox

Today’s post features a Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) that was wandering along the beach at Hallo Bay (Alaska) when I was photographing Brown Bears, a few years ago. It is quite common to see red foxes at Hallo Bay, especially in the spring. This beautiful animal was not at all hindered by the presence of […]

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2014 Nature Calendar Now Available

Just in time for the holidays, I now have my 2014 Nature Calendars available for purchase on my website. The theme for this year’s calendar is “Our National Parks”, and contains images from 6 of our best known National Parks. Here are a few images from the calendar: Calendar Cover, “Oxbow Bend (Grand Teton NP) […]

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Fun Friday: Trouble Looking to Happen

Uh, oh … here comes trouble! Spring bear cubs are always a joy to watch! With so much energy, they seem to stop playing only to eat or sleep! This trio of spring brown bear cubs was photographed at the Hallo Bay Bear Camp in Alaska, a few years ago. Where’s mom? Well she is […]

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New DisneyFilm … A Closer Look

If you saw the preview of the new DisneyFilm bear movie that I posted the other day (“Grab Some Popcorn …”), I’d like to go behind the scenes and share some images and stories of my visit to Hallo Bay Bear Camp, where the new movie is being made. As I mentioned, I was photographing […]

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Get the Popcorn Out … A Sneak Preview!

As you may know, I love to head north to Alaska. And my usual subject is the big, coastal brown bears of Hallo Bay. Late last summer, I was able to spend 6 days at the Hallo Bay camp, photographing the wonderful brown bears here. But what I hadn’t mentioned, was the fact that I […]

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