Favorite Photos from 2018

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Another busy but wonderful year!

So here are a few of my favorite images from the past year thanks to a tradition started by Jim Goldstein many years ago.

It is hard to narrow down to just my choices.  I did a fair amount of people photography this year, and some of them could have made the cut.  Plus, I have lots of birds and wildflower from the Desert Photo Retreat, but tried to keep it to just a handful of each subject.  Except bears – have to include lots of bears!

For those interested, here are more:  Favorite Photos of 2017  Favorite Photos of 2016  Favorite Photos of 2015Favorites of 2014  Favorite photo of 2013  Favorite photos of 2012favorite photos of 2011favorite photos of 2010  –  favorite photos of 2009 and finally, favorite photos of 2008.

Brown bear taking a break, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

Brown Bear, Lake Clark National Park.

This pose was just too cute!  The brown bear photos are from my photo tours.

 

Brown bear sow with two third summer cubs.

Brown Bear Boar, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

Brown bear sow with two third summer cubs – what a family pose!

 

Brown Bear Boar, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

Brown Bear Boar, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

This male was absolutely huge!

 

Wild red fox.

Wild red fox.

A wild red fox from my Alaska Bear Photo Tour.

 

Gray fox, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

Gray fox, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

Maybe my favorite of the year in part because of how much work went into capturing this photo.  Three flashes, a remote and a sunset all finally came together to capture one of our local residents.

 

Lazuli Bunting.

Lazuli Bunting.

One of our many colorful migrants here in Arizona.

 

Northern Mockingbird.

Northern Mockingbird.

Another regular around here.

 

Bobcat, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

Bobcat, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

I love bobcats, it was such a thrill to have two regulars last Spring.

 

Northern Lights over Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska.

Northern Lights over Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska.

Every year I have at least one photo from my “front yard”  It was a treat to have aurora there this fall.

 

Polar bear, Alaska Arctic.

Polar bear, Alaska Arctic.

Snowy polar bear!

 

Curved-Billed Thrasher, Desert Photo Retreat, Arizona.

Curved-Billed Thrasher, Desert Photo Retreat, Arizona.

A final image from our desert property.

Algae Bear

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Brown bear on Chichagof Island, Tongass National Forest, Alaska.

Brown bear on Chichagof Island, Tongass National Forest, Alaska.

This was some crazy green algae during low tide – I was so glad when this brown bear decided to pass through the area.  This was from a year ago as I get caught up.