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Swan Wing Spread

Trumpeter Swan in wing spread

Trumpeter Swan Morning


Trumpeter Swans in Morning Light Alaska

Winter Ducks

Winter Ducks on Spring Creek in Alaska

Winter Ducks on Spring Creek

Real Moosey

Moose in winter feeding in alaska

Young Winter Moose

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane in alaska

Sandhill Crane

Moose on the Flats

Moose on Palmer Hay Flats in mist

Moose in morning mist

Snow Geese On Arctic Tundra

Snow Geese On Arctic Tundra

Snow Geese on Arctic Tundra

Snow Goose Evening

Snow Goose on arctic slope

Snow Goose, Arctic evening

A snow goose on the arctic slope, late spring.

Snow Geese In Flight

Snow Geese in flight Arctic

Snow Geese In Flight, Arctic

The arctic is a tremendously beautiful place and nothing says arctic to me like fog, wind, and cold.

Drake Mallard

Drake Mallard

Drake Mallard, early spring

American Wigeon

American Wigeon

American Wigeon

Evening On The North Slope

Arctic Loons sunset

Arctic Loons revel in the sunset

Arctic Loons On Nest

Arctic Loons On Nest

Arctic Loons on nest with Chick

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl Hunting

Arctic Loon & Chick

Arctic Loon and loon chick

Arctic Loon with Chick on tundra pond

In Flight

In Flight

In Flight

Aerial Combatants


The Big Kahuna is the guy in the back snipping at the wing of the foreground Swan.  He came into the lake that is off to the right, from the lake that is off to the left, and ran off 4 other swans.  He has a mate on eggs on the lake off to the left but I guess he has a big territory.

White Fronted Goose

Greater White Fronted Goose Arctic Alaska

Greater White Fronted Goose Arctic Alaska

The arctic evening have longs hours of beautiful golden light and this lady is soaking up some rays.  The White Fronted Goose is a long time favorite of mine and is ubiquitous on the north slope.

King Eider

King Eider Portrait photograph

King Eider

The Comp.


Snow Geese Chicks

The Snow Geese Junior Hockey team.  They had a Hockey mom getting after them a little for what sounded like a lack of effort.  You can’t blame her too much.  Look at them;  they look like they don’t have a care in the world.

The Canadians on the Block

Young Canucks working the field

How about these guys eh?  The Canadians have a great showing up north this year.  This is a nature photograph so I cropped out the hockey sticks off to the side.  This is 1st intermission between the young Canuks and the well insulated but much less skilled Arctic Snow Geese junior team.  A little snack between periods is mandatory.

Family Portrait

Mom posing with Chicks

Mom posing with the new kids.

Greater Chicks

Greater White Fronted Goose Chicks work hard to put on size

Well, as you know July is “chicks” month up here in Alaska and there are a ton of them out there this year.  We had the Pacific loon cam up on the internet for all to see and a couple of trips to the arctic always yields and eye (and card) full.  I will try to get some additional ones posted also.  These Greater White Fronted Goose chicks were just chowing down. They have plenty to eat up here but you can definitely sense the urgency of trying to put on size.  There wings are so little it is hard to believe they will make it out of here in two months.  They had better though; it gets a wee bit rough up here in the winter.

Grebe Chicks

Grebe Chick feeding on adult back

We found a beautiful pair of Grebes with their newly hatched chicks.  There was still one more bun in the oven too.  These guys were very fresh to the new world and had a hard time getting down solid food.  They did enjoy riding around on the Grebe boat though.  The parents were of course dotting on their new young ones.