Baby, It’s Cold Outside!




Brrrrrrrr!!! Another cold day in the Heartland! Got up this morning, with much hesitation, with the outside temperatures at -3F. That reminded me of one of my trips to Alaska’s “Valley of Eagles”, located outside Haines, Alaska. So I decided it was very appropriate to go back and post a few of my favorite images […]

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Fun Friday: Out On a Limb




While editing some older, Alaska images, I ran across this one image that I don’t believe I ever posted. While photographing bald eagles in the Valley of Eagles (near Haines, Alaska), this adult eagle flew in and landed in a dead tree a short distance from me: In this image, he is conversing with another […]

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Valley of the Eagles




Today’s post features another Alaska image, one captured along the Chilkat River Valley near Haines, Alaska. In this protected region, also known as “The Valley of the Eagles”, warm thermals keep the Chilkat River open well into November and a late salmon run attracts thousands of bald eagles along a 2.5 mile stretch. This image […]

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A Strange Looking Eagle




I am currently charging up batteries, gathering photo equipment, and planning for capturing the annual Perseids meteors. Thus, I likely won’t have time to be on social media over the next few days, possibly up to a week. I am, however, going back through some of my older posts and preparing them for scheduled, automatic […]

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Female Belted Kingfisher




Some images of a female Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquatus) that I captured from my kayak a few years ago. How do I know this is a female? The female has a reddish-brown belly band around her belly … the male does not: The low, in-the-water approach of a kayak can often get one very close […]

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Fun Friday: The REAL Birder!




During our 2008 Orca photo trip, my great friend Tom, who is an avid birder and great nature photographer, sat on the Delphinus’ bowsprit, with his cute birding hat on, as if daring the dirty birdies to hit the target! I met Tom and his wife Lindsay on my first trip on Delphinus, back in […]

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Fun Friday: BC Redneck




During my 2008 Orca Whale trip through the waters of British Columbia, this interesting sight motored by us: I’m guessing that this area is very much like the Inside Passage area of Alaska … very few roads, so in order to move a home, you must convert your home into a “trailer home”.  :o) Photographic […]

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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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