Showing posts from October, 2014

Week Two in PolarBearLand

Great week out on the tundra! Bears are accumulating along the coast, and other wildlife has been abundant! We had an excellent adventure complete with a helicopter excursion to a polar bear den and a visit to the local sled dogs! I don't get much of a chance to really edit and curate photos, so I'll just be doing a photo drop each week while I'm here. Enjoy!

Week One in PolarBearLand

Some mostly unedited photos from my first week of the polar bear season. Just enough time between trips to get these all online. Enjoy!!

To Churchill

It is that time of the year when polar bears congregate along the shores of the Hudson Bay, waiting patiently for the ice to freeze and the seal hunting season to begin. It is also the time of the year when bear enthusiasts migrate north to witness this spectacle. Check out my story about last year's adventures.
 I'm on my way to Churchill, Manitoba as we speak, and I can't wait to get out to the tundra and see more of this:

The Yellowstone Phenology Project

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is an 18-million acre, high-altitude wilderness in the Northern Rocky Mountains. It is home to two National Parks, a handful of National Forests, and various public and private lands managed for natural resource protection. It is the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48; every animal species that Lewis and Clark would have seen two hundred years ago still thrives here. It is the home to landmark conservation projects that saved animals like the American Plains Bison and the Trumpeter Swan from the edge of extinction. It is ground zero for the famous and controversial gray wolf reintroduction. It is possibly the best laboratory in North America for witnessing and studying the interconnectedness of life. For realizing John Muir’s observation that “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." This project was created to showcase that fact.

Animals and plants interact in inexplicably complex…

Hot Air Ballooning

I had the great fortune of being on a hot air balloon ride last week near the ski resort. Here's a photo summary of the amazing experience!

The Yellowstone Phenology Project: Finale pt. 9

Finally, after living here for 4 years, some river otters were kind enough to let me photograph them!

The Yellowstone Phenology Project: Finale pt. 8

An amazing morning with a bull, cow, and calf moose!

The Yellowstone Phenology Project: Finale pt. 7

Several miscellaneous photos from last week.