November 24th & 25th 2012 (click on pics for BIGGER high resolution versions)
One thing that I do alone because Cheryl does not share this passion is every year I go out to Harrison Mills, BC to see the almighty Majestic Bald Eagle. I also ride out each year as well. On Saturday I counted 10 other bikes on the road, today only 1. Temps started out at 2 C or 34 F and got as high as 7 C or 44 F. Best time of year to ride, heated liner, gloves, good base gear, BUFF hoodie under my helmet and good socks. Awesome!
Since joining BC Transplant last January I really enjoy my time away from work. When we are busy managing cases for work it’s easy to put in 30 hours straight. The time I get to ride for fun and engage in my hobby like eagle watching is rare while off call. This was a great weekend!
Over 4000 eagles today and I caught this adult able to find some solitude while he ate his salmon breakfast!
More eagles today at Harrison Mills, BC. More dead salmon, got to ride my bike for fun…some sun, some rain but in the end a good day and great day to turn the heat on. Thanks to my heated liner and gloves!
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These are the most AMAZING photos of a mother Hummingbird and her babies I have ever seen! Fantastic! The videos are even better!!!!
After having nesting house finches with 5 babies on my front door, a neighbor who enjoyed that saga Email’ed me about a hummingbird nest at a nearby golf course. I have some old pictures of colorado hummingbirds, but had never seen a nest.
It’s amazing how well camouflaged it is – would have never seen it if it hadn’t been pointed out to me – thanks Brian!
Be sure to scroll down as the pictures get better … and check out the Hi-Def videos at the bottom – want prints?
July 24th, 2010: Momma feeding the baby hummingbirds two days before fledging
Videos: Image Sequence – Feeding in HiDef – in 5X SloMo!
A fly lands near the nest that shows how small the baby Broad-Tailed Hummingbirds are!
Never knew Lady Bugs swarmed!
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I shot this during the annual lady bug swarm here in the mountains above Boulder Colorado. Mostly meant to be a chance to play with new cameras while spending time with my son.
Song is Dandelion Wine by Gregory Alan Isakov from the album This Empty Northern Hemisphere. Copyright 2008: Gregory Alan Isakov, used with permission.
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Which means almost Bald Eagle season by the spawning stream, called Kanaka Creek by our house. Salmon are here and shortly after usually about 20-30 eagles hang out to feed on the dying salmon. A small spawning stream runs by our house.
Not too far away is a place called Chehalis-Harrison Estuary. This is where at times you can see over 7000 Bald Eagles at a time enjoying a free meal of Salmon between end of Oct through Dec. We are known for our Bald Eagles this time of year and it truly is an amazing sight to see. I hope to get out there this year with camera in hand.
Short video of the local salmon trap where they count the fish each year. Continue reading
SOURCE: BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS
Bear, a large, heavily built mammal with shaggy fur and a short tail. Formerly, bears were widely found in the northern forests of Europe, Asia, and North America. Due to intensive clearing of land for farms, they now live only in remote areas, in forests and on mountains. Bears are hunted for their pelts and meat. Unprovoked attacks on humans are rare, but all bears are dangerous when wounded or when their cubs are threatened. Because of their playfulness, bears are popular with visitors at zoos. There are many stories about bears—especially children’s stories, such as the familiar “Three Bears.” Small children often have toy bears, called teddy bears (named after Theodore Roosevelt, who was a noted bear hunter). American Indians regarded bears as supernatural, and some primitive peoples, such as the Ainu of Japan, for example, worshiped bears.
It’s amazing how such a scary and dangerous animal can be soooo cute when it’s small. Here you will see couple of really cute baby bears. I only except from you is one big awwwwww
These are just stunning….Scenes from Antarctica! Just amazing! CLICK the first picture and it will take you to the LARGE hi resolution images!
SOURCE: THE ATLANTIC
Summer is returning to Antarctica and researcher teams from around the world are heading south for the (relatively) warm season. Among them are members of a Russian team that drilled into Lake Vostok last February. Vostok is a subglacial lake some 4,000 meters below the surface of the ice, and the plan is to send a robot down there this summer to collect water samples and sediments from the bottom. Research also continues at the South Pole Telescope, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, and dozens of other locations around Antarctica. Gathered here are recent images of Antarctica, its environment, and some of the scientific work taking place there. [37 photos]
Halos and sundogs appear around the sun, in the icy air over the geographic south pole, on December 30, 2011. (National Science Foundation/Deven Stross) Continue reading
SOURCE: BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS
I know this is STAGED but sends a PROFOUND statement!
Habitat loss is threatening the survival of wildlife worldwide. Natural environments are being destroyed and fragmented by human activity, wiping out species’ food sources, dispersing populations and leaving animals around the world literally homeless or displaced. These images of wild animals placed within an urban setting aim to provide a shocking reminder that wildlife is losing its habitat at an alarming rate. Continue reading
I have been watching this live web cam throughout the Osprey season and the adult pair here have done a great job raising three…yes three off spring to the point where they are almost ready to migrate on their own. Plenty of fish, I am sure hunting skills the female has most likely left my now and the male stays to be their mentor.
Awesome sight and sounds. ESTONIA LIVE WEB CAM HERE
All three being fed by mom!
OSPREY LIVE CAM LINK HERE in ESTONIA