Category Archives: Spring

April 3 2018

Today was an eye opener for me, as a partner in this company I deal with office operations, photo editing, answering the phone, you know the  routine stuff.  I had the opportunity to go on a whale wildlife tour as the photographer, with my partner and 4 guests. Wow! So much respect for the profession.  Imagine what your guide has to deal with on a tour, knowledgable in  wildlife, history of the area, operating the boat, finding wildlife, answering many questions, ensuring guests are comfortable and safe, maintaining your required tickets to run a boat, take photo’s if there is an opportunity and run the boat safely while bobbing in the ocean swells!  There have been many occasions when my partner has returned from a spectacular tour full of incredible sightings but no photo’s.  Taking photo’s is no easy task while bobbing in the swells, I took over 300 and only half a dozen are worth keeping.   Kudos to all  Guides.

California sea lion.

Beach carnage, a bald eagle snacking on a sea lion carcass.

Steller sea lions hanging out on Mara Rock.

Bald eagle fledgling coming in for a landing.

The elusive Kingfisher.

 

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March 22 2018

Spring has arrived,  or has it!  Mother nature is consistent in the return of abundant  wildlife to our coast, the weather is another issue..rain, hail, sun, snow.

A very wet Bald Eagle

Gray whale in sun

Snow capped mountains and wispy clouds

Mature Bald Eagle teachings

Yes the kid nailed the landing

 

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March 20 2018

 George Fraser Island was littered with Steller sea lions and California sea lions all mixed together.  California sea lions can be identified by their dark chocolate coat and a bulbous forehead. Steller sea lions have a lighter brown coat and are larger then California sea lions.

California sea lions having a moment

Oyster Catcher and Cormorant  guards.

Oyster Catcher’s can be identified by their bright red bill and pink legs,  bright yellow iris and a red eye-ring.

Steller sea lion practicing diving, swimming and having Fun in the water.

 

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