Kayaking with a Friend




Last week while kayaking, I had one of my favorite friends join me … a Northern River Otter (Lutra canadensis). When I first noticed him, I had the kayak facing away from him while I photographed beavers around their lodge. While swimming past me, he made quite a splashing noise as he swam via a […]

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Down, But Not Out!




A few weeks ago, I reported that I was preparing to launch into a new photo project. Well, that project is now complete and I’m about ready to share it with everyone. The project? Two weeks in beautiful Baja, photographing birds, whales and lots of beautiful desert scenery! Although I’ve been home for a little […]

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Otterly Fabulous Outing!!! (Re-post)




(This post originally published in July 2010) Yesterday’s kayak adventure will be hard to beat … may never beat it! I was really hoping to get some more images of Momma Raccoon with her 5 little kits, but didn’t see them. The area where I am now working is owned by the Missouri Department of […]

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Fun Friday: Otterly in Love




Today’s Fun Friday post is one of my first encounters with the adorable Northern River Otter (Lutra canadensis):       Since that day, I have had many fun-filled encounters with river otters. If you never read my “Tug-O-War” post, where I wrote about an unforgettable encounter a couple of years ago, here is the […]

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Pack Creek (Photo Workshop Day 2), Part 2




In the previous trip post, we had just reached Pack Creek, our destination for photographing brown bears. Once we got anchored in the bay, we all grabbed our photo equipment, loaded into the skiff, and headed to shore. Pack Creek has 2 viewing areas: a viewing tower that you can climb and get a bird’s-eye […]

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Pack Creek (Photo Workshop Day 2), Part 1




After experiencing the wonderful whale experiences of Day 1, what would Day 2 bring us? Well, at the end of the first day, we found a sheltered cove to anchor for the evening. Wasn’t too sure about our overnight … the Captain told us we were anchoring in “Last Chance Bay” … that will make […]

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How to Build an Otter Nursery




A while back, I posted on a Northern River Otter (Lutra canadensis) that I saw while kayaking “My Kayaking Friends“. What I didn’t tell you was “the rest of the story”. I needed some more time to do some research before laying out the complete scenario, as well as being tight-lipped until trapping season was concluding. Now that the research is […]

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My Kayaking Friends!




In addition to the ducks I’ve been photographing from the kayak, I also have met a couple of mammals. Raccoons (Procyon lotor) are pretty common at the spots I like to kayak. In fact, early this summer I should be able to photograph moms with kits as they teach the little ones the art of foraging at the water’s […]

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New Species!




Yesterday’s outing in the kayak was a a very memorable occasion, for several reasons. First, it was darned cold sitting in the water! The air temperature was hovering at 25°F, with a slight wind chill (guess my kayak outing days are numbered for the remainder of 2011). Secondly, the recent beaver activity at this location (it […]

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