A newly bloomed pasque flower in the sunlight in Fort Yukon, AK
The results of subsistence users. In the spring time geese are actively hunted, I got to share in the bounty with some delicious goose soup!
A strong north wind blew up these goose feathers from the beach where they were plucked. During the spring migration, Subsistence users taken many types of waterfowl.
Pasque Flowers are the first flower to bloom in Fort Yukon, AK. Here they have just emerged on 05/15/14
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis ) around Fort Yukon, AK
A yellow rumped warbler around Fort Yukon, AK
Yellow-rumped Warble (Setophaga coronata )r. Fairbanks, AK
Resting after a long climb to their favorite branch.
Momma bear and a cub touch noses.
A cute shot of the cubs. One trying out tree bark and the other checking me out.
The limb to the left of this cub was their favorite part. They would climb up to it, rest for a bit, and then shimmy back down the tree.
The two cubs were always wresting with each other, you’ll see this playful see in the video in this post 🙂
Two cubs playing ‘cub scouts’ up the tree trunk.
Momma bear hanging close to home and watching the frolicking cubs.
One of the behaviors we observed was Mom eating the remains of one cub. Jonathan had identified several days earlier that a third cub was dead by the den. I am sure the female needed the protien, and removing the dead body would keep predators away.
This cub looks deep in thought… wishing he was a bird?
We experienced the mother bear eating the remains of her deceased third cub.
I was hiking with a group of fellow biologists. You’re always surrounded by scenery!
I was the only person to brave a small snow field to completely reach the summit. I propped my camera and un-propped by body to get this shot looking over the Fjord.
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) along the path to the Rainbow Peak Summit
A panorama from Rainbow Peak between Anchorage and Alaska. The peak climbs to about 3500 feet and overlooks the Turnagain Arm Fjord.
The Thistle Forest
A sunset looking over the edge of Nenana Village and the rive.
The tripod at the Nenena ice classic is tethere to a three ropes. One sounds the alarm, one cuts the ‘cleaver’ and the other? Well, I’m actually not sure what the third does!
The lunar eclipse over Murphy Dome, AK 04/15/14
The blood moon over Murphy Dome, AK
A ‘hiding’ porcupine, southern Maine
Castner Glacier is a rapidly receeding glacier. As it melts the sediment being held within the glacier deposits itself in hills and mounds. You can see the man layers of depsiting in this small mount of soil.
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WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE has been figment of legend for years. Can one truly, honestly train a cat? Well, I’m here to both submit testimony and evidence of its possibility. For evidence, look no further than the short video of this trained cat rolling over on command. This oreo cat, named Missy, has been in intense training for the last year or so to learn to roll over. And she’s finally mastered it. Now, fetching newspaper is next!