Pack Creek Cub

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Bear cub, Pack Creek Bear Observatory, Tongass National Forest, Alaska.
Bear cub, Pack Creek Bear Observatory, Tongass National Forest, Alaska.

This is literally one of the logs that designates the people area for bear viewing at Pack Creek! I think this little cub was as curious about us, as us him.

The sow literally brought her two nervous spring cubs over to our area and walked them right by us as if to show them that we are safe. She also “parked” the cubs fairly close to us as she wondered off to chase salmon. I will never forget these magical moments where a powerful animal like a coastal brown bear shows her trust and acceptance with us. Goosebumps! This isn’t unique to Pack Creek as I have seen similar behavior on numerous occasions in Lake Clark N.P., and Katmai.

Harding Icefield

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Janine looking down on the Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward, Alaska.
Janine looking down on the Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward, Alaska.

We have been really busy in the home office working on a couple of big projects lately, but with the beautiful weather Alaska has been having this fall, we just had to get out of the office yesterday. We are fortunate to live near one of the great hiking trails in all the U.S., the Harding Icefield Trail. This is Janine at the end of the trail looking down on the icefield and top of Exit Glacier.

Tufted Puffin Battle

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Tufted Puffin, Kodiak Island, Alaska.
Tufted Puffin, Kodiak Island, Alaska.

These two tufted puffin engaged in a crazy, extended battle where at times one would hold the other under water. I have never seen anything like it! It must have gone on for minutes. Kodiak Island, Alaska.

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Desert Photo Retreat Checkin

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Gray fox early this morning.

Made a quick trip to Arizona to check on our property and refill the auto water system, and to enjoy the 111 temp! Well the first part is true. These photos are all from last night. A fox pair, deer, coyote with a pup, great-horned owl and the javelina with two new babies!

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