Nature’s “Low Life”




When I visit my friends in Little Tutka Bay, Alaska, I always enjoy being able to photograph the small bay at low tide. When the water level is high, the bay looks like any other bay … full of water, with an occasional sea otter or water bird present. But when the tide rolls out […]

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A Sea Otter’s Diet




Today, some more sea otters (Enhydra lutris). Today’s images show a couple of the sea otters with prey. Sea otters are predators, feasting mostly on such morsels as abalone (fish), sea urchins, crabs, mussels, and fish. Since they really love some of the shellfish, it is quite common to come across an otter that is […]

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Thief!




Watch your heart, these guys are professional thieves … they steal hearts all the time! I think anyone who has been around the Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) will attest to that. They are so comical to watch as they groom themselves while floating in the wavey waters, on their backs. Or when they are busy […]

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Fun Friday: Two Peas in a Pod!




This Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) mom and her cute little pup were photographed while kayaking just outside Little Tutka Bay, Alaska, during my photo trip there in September. I have more sea otter images to share, but I just wanted to share this cute pair for today’s “Fun Friday” post … hope you enjoy it! […]

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Those Glorious Birds!




One evening at Little Tutka Bay, while I finishing dinner, one of the other guests came to my cabin and informed me that they had been out fishing and were busy cleaning the fish, and would soon be done, leaving the scraps for the area birds to feast on. I quickly finished dinner, grabbed my […]

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Uh-Nehm-uh-Who?




Anemones (pronounced uh NEHM uh nee) … that is the subject of today’s post. Quite colorful little marine (sea) invertebrates, best found at low tides or in rocky coves along the shoreline. While at “A Seaside Adventure”, I took a kayak trip one day and a casual skiff ride another. During our outings, just outside […]

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Jellies




Upon conclusion of my September Alaska journey to photograph the great Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears (coastal grizzlies), I also spent a couple of days with my friends Rick and Dorla, who own and operate “A Seaside Adventure” and is located across the bay from Homer, in the very picturesque Little Tutka Bay. One of my […]

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Oysters, Anyone?




Whenever I get the opportunity to visit Homer, Alaska I always try to visit some good friends who have a kayaking camp in Little Tutka Bay, which is ~ 12 miles across the water from Homer. When I visit my friends, I always go kayaking around the many little islands in the area. During one of my visits, we were pleasantly surprised […]

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