Creek Crossings in an ATV Vehicle

 Some of the more tense moments during the photo tour had nothing to do with grizzly bears but strategically trying to figure out how to cross Silver Salmon Creek without stranding the ATV vehicles or worse, getting stranded ourselves. Another tour group for example was stranded for several hours out on the beach because they …

Alaska Wildflowers

 Much of the roadside along the Seward Highway from Anchorage to Seward was carpeted with purple fireweed wildflowers. I quickly learned that nothing comes easy in Alaska however as the extremely windy conditions made for wildflower photography nearly impossible during my trip except for this brief lull in action on my 2nd evening in Alaska. …

Tufted Puffins

 Ron was generous enough to let all of us take turns on this scene halfway up the rocky cliffside with his 600mm f4 + 2x TC. With the 1.6x crop sensor of the Canon 7D camera body I was using the focal length was equivalent to 1920mm in focal length! According to my EXIF data, …

Winner Creek Gorge

 Winner Creek Gorge is a nice five-mile roundtrip hike in the Chugach National Forest about 45 minutes south of Anchorage. For the adventurous-types: there is a cool hand-operated tram near the end of the trail that you can use to cross Winner Creek with. Winner Creek Trail is not lung-busting but it makes for a …

Where the Wild Things Are

 I didn’t quite realize what I had signed up for until David gave us the intro orientation back at the lodge. As he was telling us that he could almost guarantee that a grizzly bear would walk by us at some point during our stay and to not back away when it happens because that …

Grizzly Bear Nursing Behavior

 A photo of a grizzly bear cub feeding off it’s mother taken this morning in the rain at Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. This place is unbelievable but more on that next week. See more of my grizzly bear pictures.  

Trees in Heaven

 After a late night of the Photowalk, I woke up before dawn with the hopes of photographing the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands. No luck. It was completely fogged in so much that I couldn’t see the bridge despite standing next to it at the first turnoff in the Marin Headlands. Since that …

San Francisco Seal Rocks – Worldwide Photowalk 2010

 This was the last photo I took during Saturday’s Worldwide Photowalk at the Seal Rocks in San Francisco which was led by Jim Goldstein. It was nearly pitch black outside except for the lights from the Cliff House beaming down from above which illuminated the Seal Rocks and the Pacific Ocean. I decided to go …

Yellowstone National Park Photos and More

 I have finished processing photos of my recent trip to Yellowstone National Park and have added 62 new images to my website. Feel free to check out my new gallery of Yellowstone National Park pictures. A bit more shameless self-promotion: My Vancouver skyline photo was licensed by one of my photo agencies for the opening …

Video of Lower Yellowstone Falls

  Lower Yellowstone Falls, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming This is what it was like during my final day at Yellowstone National Park. It was a lot of fun to be out there in such a heavy storm but as always, you have to be aware of where you point your lens so the glass doesn’t …