Kodiak Bears, Kamchatka Dreams

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 5.6, Exposure Time: 1/500

I have had the pleasure to be able to photograph bears from all over the U.S, including all over Alaska …… and I have been able to take some award winning Bear images from these travels ….. but I think that the Coastal Browns of Kodiak Island are among some of the best bear images that I have taken ….. so far. They are also some of the biggest bears that I have encountered. I have seen some that can be measured around 10 to 13 feet tall (when standing up) and the weight in the neighborhood of around 1200 pounds.

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 6.3, Exposure Time: 1/640

As a photographer I get to be able to have that freedom to be able to see them do what bears do ….. and I will tell you, as for me I think the bigger they are the funnier they get …… I mean ……c’mon …..bears are totally funny anyway doing nothing but laying down playing with there feet trying to get some sleep ….. just like a child …..know what I mean. When they get together sometimes and play with each other is the best …… then when the Salmon season is over and the smell of winter is in the air, thats when the fun stops ….. and bears just seem to be able to change their demeanor on a dime and be able to let the bear they just got through playing with 5 minutes back, have it with one sweep of that large paw of theirs.

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 9, Exposure Time: 1/500

The desire that I have to photograph bears is something that I have had ever since I became a photographer 25 years ago ….. and theres a place that is on my 2011 photography planner for me to go this year to photograph bears and that place is Kamchatka, Russia …….. http://englishrussia.com/index.php/2011/02/14/pure-nature-of-kamchatka/ I want to see the biggest Coastal Brown bears in the world and all the live volcanoes one would ever want to see. I also want to see some of the most beautiful, untouched wilderness in the world ….. But the bears are what I’m really wanting to see and photograph …. I will keep you posted on this adventure  ………..

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A FINE BALANCING ACT

Focal Length: 400, F/Stop: 2.8, Exposure Time: 1/3,200

Focal Length: 400, F/Stop: 2.8, Exposure Time: 1/3,200

When you have a lot of eagles around and very few places to land other than the ground, it becomes a Fine Balancing act to see how many eagles can land on the same stump or pole or evan a branch ….. trust me ….. eagles have this King of the mountain view of their favorite places to land and in these two images it shows just what I’m talking about.

No Lens Envy

Back View

Side view

Front View

This is without the lens …..

WOW,WOW,WOW !!!!!!!!!! …..No More lens envy ….. I just received my new lens for my IPhone from  photojojo.com …… this is just the WOW factor …… this is what you see with/without the lens ….. and by the way … the lens is equivalent to a 400 mm lens. I know that this is just for a fun lens ….. but it is fun to have around

Grand Teton National Park

Focal Length: 16, F/Stop: 16, Exposure Time: 1/10

Focal Length: 35, F/Stop: 11, Exposure Time: 1/100

Focal Length: 50, F/Stop: 4, Exposure Time: 1/400

These are a few Images that I took this last spring and fall in Grand Teton National Park …… These images is just my renditions of these site’s that I know have been done over and over by photographers as yourselves ….. Just hoping you’ll like what I have done with them.

“Hard To Get”

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 8, Exposure Time: 1/2,000

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 6.3, Exposure Time: 1/2,000

Went into Yellowstone park today and it seems that I’m having a little of bad luck here lately ……. The only images that I got to day is these two images of this Coyote …. he was just so elusive with me, that I just couldn’t get the right angle, light or anything else …… So I hope these will do …… I thought these two had the “cute factor”

Great Blue Heron

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 5.6, Exposure Time: 1/800

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 5.6, Exposure Time: 1/800

These two Great Blue Herons images I took in Alaska …more exact Potters Marsh, just south of Anchorage Ak. Alaska doesn’t get that many GBHs, but they do show up every now and again and this GBH showed up at potters marsh early one morning as the sun was coming up over the church Mountains. There had been forest fires in the area, so with the smoky haze in the air …. it made the red glow magnify all that much more and it made the GBH look a little redder than it should look ….. hope you like

EAGLE IMAGES OF THE DAY

Focal Length: 400, F/Stop: 2.8, Exposure Time: 1/4,000

Focal Length: 400, F/Stop: 2.8, Exposure Time: 1/6,400

I just thought I would throw this images up for everyone to see if they like ……. These were taken in Homer Alaska