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Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 4


Celebrating the nurturing of  both animal and human mothers the world over. Here’s to a mother’s love and instinct towards her offspring in Alaska!

Celebrate family!

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Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 2


Day 2 – Celebrating the Sun, the mirror-like surface of water on a calm day, the magnificent clouds – and the opportunity to be there to bear witness to the magic!

Celebrate the Magic!

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Twelve Days of Christmas-Day 1


At this season of gift-giving, and reflecting on our past year, I am reminded of the wonderful gifts I have received all year – in the form of photographs, but also in the form of experiences. l am so grateful that I can make my living as a landscape/nature/travel photographer, and while that may involve wearing many hats (teacher, tour leader, speaker, writer, marketing director…) I wouldn’t trade it in for any other work. I found my ‘home’ in nature, and in traveling and experiencing the people and the wildlife of places, and the gifts keep coming.

So with that in mind, I’m sharing a ‘gift’ that I received with you, my friends, supporters, clients, students, and readers, each day leading up to Christmas. No matter what holiday you celebrate, it’s 12 days here on this blog of celebrating the light and beauty of this world!

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Am I doing it right, ma?

We watched this mother bear and her two cubs feasting on the grasses and sedges in the meadow for quite a while. There were so many poses and gestures and moments that we could have filled our cards just with these bears alone that day! I love this one because of the way the cub is looking up at the mother – and again, maybe anthropomorphizing, but it’s almost as if to say ‘is this how we do this, ma?’ I could actually here them tearing the grasses and yes, smacking, too – which is awesome to be close enough to experience that, safely.

In less than 2 weeks I’ll be up there again, meeting my workshop group, only this time it’s during the salmon run, and we hope to capture fishing bears, along with all the other activities. I’m looking forward to getting back there. It’s a barrel of fun and lots of laughs as you watch the cubs play, and every day provides such great photo opportunities!

Thanks for visiting,



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