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So Hard To Be Cool

Did you know that on June 23 (just over a month ago), the town of Verkhoyansk in northeast Siberia in the Arctic Circle reached a staggering temperature of 100.4º F (38ºCelcius)? This is the highest temperature in the Arctic ever recorded.…
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Plane Truth About Covid-19

  Theo and I recently returned from our first domestic trip here in the US – which as we all know, is one of the most “unsafe” countries today regarding Covid-19. We had connecting flights to our destination on the east coast…
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What Is A Walrus?

What actually is a walrus? A walrus is a pinniped. What is a pinniped?  It is an aquatic carnivorous mammal (such as a seal, sea lion or walrus) with all four limbs modified into flippers. The walrus is an Arctic species and…
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Polar bears, walruses, icebergs, glaciers - the Ultimate Svalbard Experience

“Wow”! This word says it all when describing the two Svalbard trips in May and June this year. Before the expeditions you always hope and dream of great polar bear sightings and of course encounters with other representatives of the…
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Japanese Monkey Business

When we left Hokkaido, we flew south again to Honshu, Japan's main island. We immediately were picked up by our chartered van and we drove almost four hours north to the Japanese Alps. We spent the next four nights in a traditional wooden Japanese…
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It's Wild in Japan!

My last blog left off with the magnificent Steller's sea eagles day. We had so much fun that we went back again for more Steller's sea eagle action. They are so powerful and so fast, that you just shoot and shoot to get a better image than your…
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Breakfast with a Long Neck

Having breakfast with giraffes can be slightly intrusive if you haven't had your first cup of coffee yet. Our Kenya safari started off at Giraffe Manor just two weeks ago. Endangered Rothchild giraffes pushed their way in and over our heads…
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The Migration is Great!

Just a quick post while on the fly to say that the migration is peaking early this year. It is overwhelming to see over a million wildebeest plus other antelopes moving en masse. This is where the term "the grass is greener on the other side"…