Otter Stepping Out
Otter Stepping Out - A northern river otter steps out from a hole in the ice on the Lamar River. Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
Hooked on Salmon
Hooked on Salmon - A bald eagle hooks and drags a spawning chum salmon from the Chilkat River on to the snow covered river bank. Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.
Bison Snow Plow
Bison Snow Plow - An adult bull bison uses its massive head in a side to side motion to clear the snow and forage for food from the vegation under the freshly fallen snow. Lamar Valley, Yelowstone National Park, Wyoming.
White Missile - An ermine (weasel) runs, dives and leaps through the newly fallen fresh snow. Seven Mile Bridge, Madison river, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
Chilly Sunrise on the Chilkat
Chilly Sunrise on the Chilkat - The sun rises as a sun-star over the Chilkat River on a very chilly autumn morning. Photographed from the Klulwan Heritage Center in the enclave of Klukwan in the Haines Borough, Alaska.
Wide Wing Landing
Wide Wing Landing - A bald eagle lands on the snow at the Chilkat River with wings spread to the maximum width. Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.
Snow Landing - A bald eagle with wings up and talons extended prepares to land in the snow on the Chilkat River. Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.
Ermine Pop Up - An Ermine, also known as a Stoat, or short-tailed weasel, pops up from behind a log to watch for threats. Haines, Alaska.
Morning Meal - A bald eagle inspects a morning meal of frozen Chum salmon at sunrise. Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.
My Fish - A bald eagle claims a Chum salmon as its own and warns other eagles not to interfere. Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.
Chilkat River Quartet
Chilkat River Quartet - Four Bald eagles are standing on a log in formation squawking in harmony surrounded by a snow and ice covered Chilkat River. Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.
Sailing Through The Ice Timelapse
Sailing Through The Ice - A timelapse video of the ship Freya sailing through the ice fields.
Zodiacs Head Back To The Mother Ship
Back To The Ship - Three zodiacs drive at high speed back to the mother ship, Freya, before the fog engulfs the group.
Ice Stew - Sailing by zodiac in the ice stew along the Monaco glacier. Glaciial melt due to climate change is apparent from the new island that has appeared since 3 years.
Glacial Waterfall - Sailing past the Brasvellbreen glacial waterfall. Svalbard, Norway. Apporximately 20 meters high.
Brasvellbreen Glacier Waterfall
Brasvellbreen Glacier Waterfall - Also known as the Brasvellbreen Ice Wall.
Polar Prey - A bearded seal is a polar bears main meal. One adult seal can satisfy a bear for about one week. This seal watches warily for its polar predator.
Pads and Paws
Pads and Paws - An adult polar bear saunters into the snow drift. Its black paw pads stand out against its white fur.
Just Drifting along
Just Drifting along - An adult polar bear takes a nap on the drifting pack ice.
Arctic Prowler - An adult polar bear prowls the ice pack in search of seals.
Into The Fog
Into The Fog - An adult polar bear walks away into the fog on the drifting ice pack.
Just Waking Up
Just Waking Up - A polar bear mother and her yearling cub are just waking up to evening light from a long nap and seem a bit groggy.
Comfort On A cloud
Comfort On A Cloud - A mother polar bear and its yearling cub rest in comfort in a snow cloud on an iceberg.
Warily Watching - A polar bear sow warily watches the approach of potential intruders.
Polar Puppies - A mother polar bear and its yearling cub enjoy the comfort of a snow-berg and look like harmless puppies.
Comfort In A Cloud
“Northern Comfort” - A polar bear yearling cub snuggles in comfort with mother polar bear on a snow covered iceberg. The Seven Islands, Svalbard, the Arctic, Norway.
Dreaming of Seals
Dreaming of Seals - A mother and yearling cub polar bear sleep on an iceberg. They are probably dreaming of seals - their main food source.
Sunrise Over the Amphitheater
Sunrise Over the Amphitheater - The sun rises over the Amphitheater as seen from Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon, Utah.