A Little Color Is All It Takes

Working up in the arctic the one photo you want to make sure you walk away with has ice in it. In Hudson Bay, everyday the ice would be somewhere else. The wind and tide is constantly keeping the icebergs moving so they never are in the same place twice. As a result, there are […]

June 23rd, 2017 | Comments Off on A Little Color Is All It Takes

Wildlife Can Be Funny

Birds aren’t the only critters to work with in Churchill. We were constantly on the lookout for foxes, wolves, beluga’s and of course Arctic Hares. We saw over a dozen individuals, mostly crossing the road which they so often do. One individual came out at sunset and was quite cooperative. As the sun was getting […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off on Wildlife Can Be Funny

Little White Jets

If you’ve ever spent much time around the ocean or the beach then at some point you’ve probably seen one member of the Tern family. There are seventeen types of terns in North America including natives and vagrants. They have great agility in the air and can travel long distances during migration. The Arctic Tern, […]

June 21st, 2017 | Comments Off on Little White Jets

Working a Nest

Nests can be a lot of fun to work because they provide a very unique window into the life of birds. Each one is different, each bird has a different way of protecting their own nest and the amount of time you can spend at each site varies. While watching nesting birds can be a […]

June 20th, 2017 | Comments Off on Working a Nest

The Shooting Perspective

Every shooting experience tells a different story. Each one has a subject and then a bunch of supporting details. With every decision, as a photographer, you make will change the story in the final photograph. When it comes to working with wildlife, things like the foreground and background make a dramatic difference in showing the […]

June 19th, 2017 | Comments Off on The Shooting Perspective

Miss Piggy

For all you aviation enthusiasts out there, if you have ever been interested in crash sites then this is one that you might have heard of. In 1979 a C-46 Commando went down in Churchill after an engine failure caused a forced landing. The plane was set down just shy of the runway being unable […]

June 15th, 2017 | Comments Off on Miss Piggy

Meet Jim Bob

No that’s not his actual name, it’s a phrase Dad came up with, but it fits this particular species pretty darn well. The Willow Ptarmigan can only be found in the most northern parts of North America. They turn white in winter and brown in summer. They blend in really well with their habitat except […]

June 14th, 2017 | Comments Off on Meet Jim Bob

Exploring Churchill

Churchill, CA is a meca for Polar Bears and nesting birds. For years I have heard stories from my Dad about all he had seen while at Churchill. Polar Bears, Pacific Loons, Hudsonian Godwits, they’re all hear and each one sounded spectacular. After all those years of stories I finally get to experience the place […]

June 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Exploring Churchill

They all Need Love

My Dad gave me the idea for this blog post while we were at Neighbors Day at Felts Field last weekend. Airshows are unique places to watch people. There’s a lot of activity going on and what’s interesting is which activity draws peoples attention the most. At Neighbors Day Historic Flight brought in their DC-3, […]

June 9th, 2017 | Comments Off on They all Need Love

A Week of Rememberance

Since the beginning of June there have been many anniversaries regarding major events of WWII. The Battle of Dutch Harbor, AK honored the 75th anniversary on June 3-4th, the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway was June 3-7th and June 6th was the 73rd anniversary of the Normandy Invasion known as D-Day. Since I […]

June 8th, 2017 | Comments Off on A Week of Rememberance