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I have so much to be thankful for this year, most notably with the upcoming release of a project several years in the making in WILD LIVES. I’ve also enjoyed getting back to a full year of travel with amazing friends, new and old. Speaking of friends – for the folks around my home town of Seattle, I sincerely do appreciate the time I’m able to get together with you when I’m home. Being on the go so often really makes me appreciate what I have here at “home base”!
With so much strife happening in the world currently, lets make every effort to truly appreciate our friends and loved ones, stow away our differences in opinion – and just be thankful for the time we have together!
It’s the final Wild Wednesday before Wild Lives is officially published next Tuesday! Today I’m taking you to Brazil, where I was fortunate enough to photograph a family of Harpy Eagles in their nest. This has been a trip I had anticipated for some time and it didn’t disappoint thanks to a fantastic guide and a blind platform that got us close to the eagles without disrupting their routine.
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Happy Wild Wednesday! It’s a safe bet that I’m kicking off most calendar years lately experiencing winter in Japan and photographing the abundant wildlife in the Honshu and Hokkaido regions. This past year was no different as I captured more images for Wild Lives.
This past week has been Polar Bear Week – observed during the fall polar bear migration to Churchill, Manitoba. Here the bears await the winter season and the cold that will freeze-over Hudson Bay, granting the bears access to hunt seals. One of the symptoms of a changing climate has been a shortened ice season. This provides an opportunity to photograph the bears with their stark white fur against darker backgrounds than the ice and snow we are used to seeing.
This was a great trip as several of the bears turned out to be real characters, mugging for the camera and putting on a show for us. Visiting Churchill is always unique experience. This is a town that exist on the fringe where the frozen north pole meets the rest of the earth, that has learned to co-exist with a local bear population that at times rivals the number of people living in the area.
Wild Wednesday continues with a recent trip to Glacier Bay. We try to run this one every other year or so, and we’ve been fortunate to work with great people on the ground and on the water in Alaska. This time around we were treated to epic breaching whales, sometimes two at a time. Great company, seafood as fresh as it gets, plentiful wildlife, and beautiful Alaskan vistas – it’s the complete package!
I recently sat down once again with Parimal Deshpande for an episode of Earth Is Our Witness – in which I was the subject rather than the Artist-In-Residence. We’ll be releasing the episode in its entirety this holiday season. Until then, enjoy this segment on photographing wildlife in Africa as I discuss a variety of subjects ranging from conservation to technique – and stay tuned for more as we approach the release of Wild Lives!
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