Feb 9, 2013

Feb 3, 2013

some winter residents

 Grey Jay Perisoreus canadensis

 Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator 

Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea 

 Boreal Chickadee Poecile hudsonicus 

Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus

Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia 

Red-breasted nuthatch Sitta canadensis

Jan 2, 2013

Mountains, trees & critter

Otters in winter

Family of  5 otters fishing - Yukon Territory, Canada 

Nov 15, 2012

Eagles of Haines, Alaska

Each November there is a gathering of bald eagles at the Chilkat River reputed to be the largest gathering on the planet, with an estimated gathering of 3,500 bald eagles. They are attracted to the Chilkat River by the last chum salmon migration of the season. In this unique phenomenon, a natural upwelling of warm, percolating water keeps the river from freezing allowing eagles to feed upon the late run of chum salmon.

Aug 4, 2012

Samuel Glacier trip

Yukon Paintbrush Castilleja yukonis + ...
Water horsetail Equisetum fluviatile
Arctic lupin Lupinus articus
Arctic lupin Lupinus articus

Shooting star Dodecatheon frigidum

A rock  likely left by the glacier behind it

Dome tent Tentis Domus