“What Did One Eagle Say to the Other Eagle?” (Re-post)

(This post originally published in December 2010). … “I’m going fishing!” During the past couple of weeks, the Missouri weather has been cold. Coupled with decreased wildlife activity, not much to photograph. So I’ve been doing a lot of image editing from the past few years, trying to make myself get rid of those images […]

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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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Chasing Fish

One of the most exciting things to watch when viewing the Alaska Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) in the early fall, is to watch them chase the incoming salmon. As the salmon emerge from the ocean and make their way up the streams and creeks to their home spawning grounds, the brown bears are waiting. As […]

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Black Bear Tug-O-War

I’m taking a step backward today … just realized I didn’t post a short video from Anan Creek, so I’m going to post it today. When we were at Anan Creek, my daughter, Jami, shot this short (~1 minute) video of two adult black bears playing “Tug-O-War” with a salmon. As you can see from […]

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More Fishing Bears

And here’s one final posting on the black bears of Anan Creek. This series of images was taken as a black bear, directly below me, walked out into the creek and quickly caught a salmon as it rushed by:                 Still got lots of black bear images from […]

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Fishing Experts

In today’s post, I’ll share some images made of black bears catching fish at Anan Creek, during my recent Alaska trip. Bears are excellent fishing machines, both blacks and grizzlies. At Anan Creek, the creek was raging when we visited this year, due to the excessive amounts of rainfall that the Inside Passage received during […]

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Anan Creek 2011: There’s Salmon in Them Thar Trees!

Yesterday’s post featured a black bear family, sow with 2 spring cubs, seeking safety up a nearby tree when a black bear boar waddled into the area. Today’s post is a somewhat similar situation … a younger black bear (probably 2-3 years old) had just caught a salmon in Anan Creek:     After catching […]

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Ketchikan Creek

Day 4 of our 4-day Ketchikan visit … and finally the liquid sunshine turned into a yellow mass in the sky, often darting behind a few, puffy clouds, but nevertheless, a nice day. Yes, we did get a couple of short showers, but nothing unexpected! What do we do today? Well, we decided to take […]

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Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center

On Day 3 of our stay in Ketchikan, Alaska, as soon as we finished viewing/photographing at the Totem Heritage Center, we crossed the small bridge over Ketchikan Creek and walked another 50 yards to the Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center. This local Indian community’s hatchery raises and releases more than 300,000 salmon every […]

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Bear Bait!

With all the activity around me, it’s been a while since I’ve been able to post, so here’s an update. I’m currently waiting for my photo workshop to begin and getting all my images downloaded and memory cards emptied and formatted. Tomorrow, the group will head out to LeConte Glacier for a wonderful day of […]

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