Moose

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Moose

I photographed this cow and calf moose last week, but they ended up taking a back seat in the blog queue to the bears.  Moose are cool, but bears are more exciting.

More Bear

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Brown Bear

I went back to my secret little bear spot today with hopes of showing the bears in more of their beautiful rain forest environment.  I tried using a remote wide angle for some up close images – tomorrow I will show you what happened to that effort.

Brown Bear

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Brown Bear

Brown Bear, Chugach National Forest, Alaska. 

I was very fortunate to find this brown bear sow with a cub today.  It is surprising, and a bit concerning when you see how quickly such a large animal can nearly disappear in the thick vegetation.

Savannah Sparrow

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Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow on a lupine near Seward, Alaska.

Even though I have photographed this spot a lot over the years, I can’t help returning to this wonderful little field of wildflowers near my home, especially on a perfect morning like it was today! 

Kermode Bear Killed

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Kermode Bear

A white colored black bear near Skagway, Alaska.  These white colored bears are also known as Kermode, Spirit or Ghost Bears.

Certainly one of my highlights last summer was spotting and photographing this rare bear.  You may have remembered me writing about it here:  Spirit Bear.   The local residents were so excited to have such a rare bear around, that they lobbied and convinced the State Board of Game to pass a law protecting the taking of a white black bear.Read More