Category Archives: Travel

Humpback Whales in the Sea of Cortez

I was lucky enough to spend a few days at Cabo Pulmo on the Sea of Cortez, Baja Peninsula in Mexico. I was on the ocean near the coast on small boats a lot of the time – and in … Continue reading

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My Favorite Iceberg

I spent New Year’s Day in the Antarctic Peninsula.  I had already seen many beautiful icebergs of all sorts of shapes and sizes – many of them glowing with that special blue that seems to come from within the ice. … Continue reading

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Chinstrap Penguins, Antarctic Peninsula December 31st 2013

These agile birds with delicate markings are my favorite penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula.  I love the ‘chinstrap’ that seems to make them smile all the time!  I took many photographs and wanted to share some that I took on … Continue reading

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Penguin Island

We arrived in the South Shetland Islands next to the Antarctic Peninsula on New Year’s Eve.  That afternoon we piled into zodiacs and landed on Penguin Island where there is a large colony of Chinstrap Penguins. These are my favorite … Continue reading

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Tierra Del Fuego National Park – Birds

I spent a tantalizing three hours inside the Park the morning of December 29th before setting off to Antarctica from Ushuaia.  Saturated with Southern Beech woods, mountains and lakes, this national park is a treasure trove of scenery and wildlife. … Continue reading

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Visiting the Antarctic Peninsula

I am getting very excited at the thought of going back to the Antarctic Peninsula at the end of the year.  It is a magical place to visit and. I am posting a short video of the ship going through … Continue reading

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Some Halloween Critters from Taiwan

I am posting some photographs I took of wonderful and sometimes startling creatures that I saw in Taiwan –  in honor of Halloween –  A large centipede, huge red wasp, slug, land crab in the forest, brightly colored fiddler crabs … Continue reading

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More birds in Taiwan

I was not able to go birding in the mountains on my recent visit to Taiwan – The threat of a tornado made that impossible – however I managed to see many interesting and new species in the cities and … Continue reading

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Water Birds From Taiwan

I saw some beautiful water birds while I was in Taiwan.  A wonderful mixture of familiar birds from Europe and North America showed what a wide distribution some of these birds have.  I saw a beautiful Little Grebe (Dabchick), some … Continue reading

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Eagles Rising

When I was in Taiwan I was invited to see “the Eagles Rising”. This is the stunning annual hawk migration in Southern Taiwan that occurs every September to October.  Chinese Goshawks and other species migrate to the Philippines from China … Continue reading

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