Monday, December 29, 2008

Images from 2008 - Part 10

Images made in Colorado. The mountain goat
was photographed on Mount Evans
and the others in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Bush Administration Does It Again

"With only a few short weeks left in power, the Bush administration is handling out favors to Big Oil like candy," said Rebecca Noblin, staff attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) in Anchorage. "Despite increasingly dire threats to the Arctic from global warming, the Administration is charging full steam ahead with ill-conceived drilling plans that could drive polar bears and other struggling Arctic species to the brink of extinction."
A report from the CBD published by the Environmental News Network, December 16, 2008, stated, "The Department of the Interior released plans this week to open up more than 70 million acres of polar bear habitat in the Beaufort and Chuckchi seas of Alaska to oil development. The proposal, contained in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement released by the scandal-plagued Minerals Management Service, would auction off this important habitat to oil companies th[r]ough four lease sales scheduled between now and 2012."

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Images from 2008 - Part 7

The juvenile sibling brown bears depicted in these images
provided numerous photo opps for my group and I
as we camped along Shelter Creek
in Alaska's Lake Clark National Park this past August.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Images from 2008 - Part 6

I made these images during
my company's Bald Eagles of Alaska photo adventure
in the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
last month.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Images from 2008 - Part 5

These are images from my company's
Galapagos Wildlife adventure
in April, 2008
Greater Frigatebird
Swallow-tailed Gull
Lava Heron (juvenile)
Marine Iguana

Friday, December 12, 2008

Images from 2008 - Part 4

I made the following hummingbird images
during our Exotic Rainforest Hummingbirds workshop
in the Ecuadorian cloud forests of South America
this past April.
Fawn-breasted Brilliant
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Booted Racket-tail

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Images from 2008 - Part 3

Brown Bear - Lake Clark National Park, Alaska
Photograph made during my Alaska Wildlife photo adventure in  August.
Purple-bibbed Whitetip - Ecuadorian Cloud Forest
I made this image during our Exotic Rainforest Hummingbirds workshop.
Nursing Elk Calf - Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Image from Colorado Fall Wildlife workshop.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Images from 2008 - Part 2

Here are more of my favorites from 2008. I hope you enjoy them.
Sow and twin cubs along Cook Inlet - Lake Clark National Park, Alaska
Bald Eagle in a snow storm - Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Alaska
Red-billed Tropicbird - South Plaza Island, Galapagos Archipelago

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Images from 2008 - Part 1

These a couple of images from last month's Bald Eagles of Alaska photo adventure, as I promised in my last post. In addition, between now and they end of the year, I will be posting more images that I made during 2008, a couple of which are appear below the eagle images. Sooo, check back frequently . . . and, I would love for you to post your comments.
This Bald Eagle was perched in a tree,
perfectly framed by snow covered limbs,
during a snow storm.
Early morning fog in The Valley of the Eagles.
I photographed these Horned Puffins during my company's
Alaska Wildlife adventure in early August.
Sometimes, even bears enjoy taking a bath.
Lake Clark National Park, Alaska