A brown bear trying to find a comfortable spot to sleep on a log! We just had a cancellation for our upcoming June Alaska Bear Photo Tour – This trip filled almost a year ago, so this is a rare chance to join me on this amazing trip without a year plus planning!
Back in 2004 I was excited to pick up a press photo pass for the U.S. Alpine National Championships which were being held just an hour and a half from my home. I was excited to see and photograph the likes of Bodie Miller and Daron Rahlves and Julia Mancuso. Fortunately I also photographed the lessor known athletes as well. Little did I know then, but one of them one, become the most successful female alpine skiers in history!
Back then she was known as Lindsey Kildow. I remember her because she had fallen early on and scratched her chin and always had a band-aid on it. I actually have a fair number of photos of her skiing and at the podiums as she had a successful Championships. It is fun to look back at the images of her as little did anyone know then, she would soon become a household name! So this weekend she is retiring from skiing – cheers to a fantastic career!
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 2015, Favorites of 2014 Favorite photo of 2013 Favorite photos of 2012 – favorite photos of 2011 – favorite photos of 2010 – favorite photos of 2009 and finally, favorite photos of 2008.
Up bright and early for this sunrise – at 9:10 a.m. 🙂
This view is one reason I have trouble getting work done in the office!
I know I have said this before, but seeing humpback whales cooperatively feeding is one of the most amazing things I have experienced in nature!
This amazing humpback breach is from a year ago – finding some gems as I get caught up on editing.
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.