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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 and we started the trip with much trepidation because we were going to […]

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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 thus much harder to study in the wild than the elephant seals and sea […]

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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 Guest House dating back to the early-1800’s when the Samurai warriors […]

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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 last. It is a lot of fun […]

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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 while we were eating our fresh fruit and omelets. We didn’t actually mind…errrr…at least […]

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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” MUST have been coined! The predators have also arrived. […]