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Gone Fishing–The Snorkeling Method

Even though I and the rest of my photo tour attendees only were able to spend 4 days within Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska, we still learned so much about the coastal brown bears inhabiting the park.

We learned about their fishing methods, for instance.

Some bears stood in the water and constantly moved their heads from left to right, looking into the water for that flash of movement signaling a nearby salmon.

Some bears stood in the water and felt the movement of the salmon around their paws

And some bears snorkeled.

Fishing Next To The Bridge

This bear actually squeezed beneath the floating bridge and re-surfaced on the side you see here.

Up Periscope

Up periscope.

Down Periscope

Down periscope.

Snorkeling

Snorkeling with nose and eyes below the water.

Did it catch anything?  No, but not for lack of trying.

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What I Did On My President’s Day Vacation

I just finished reading the latest post to Rob Slaven Photography on what he did over the President’s Day holiday.  He was out taking photos.

I too had the Monday off.  I spent it before my laptop, working on photos already taken; I uploaded all sorts of photos to my Google+ site, my Facebook Page, and my Flickr site.  I also wrote and published a couple of blog posts, as well.  I always feel prolific during my days off because my weekdays are so hectic and stressful.  All I want to do when I get home in the evening is eat dinner, watch the nightly national news, then go to bed and zonk out by 8PM (hey, I get up at 4AM each morning, so to pack in enough hours of sleep, I go to bed pretty early – it has to be something really special to keep me up past 8PM).  That doesn’t leave much room for working on photos or posting them to any site or blog.

Here’s a sampling of photos I uploaded to my various sites.

0052-2_Bleeding Hearts

2668_Salmon and Water

2718_Salmon Run

2923_Glowing

2820_TeaRose

3581_WindTurbines

8930_Falls Creek

7027_Sun & Clouds on Mourne Mountains_tonemapped

8653_Dunluce Castle 5-29-11_tonemappedREV

7242_Dunluce Castle_REV_8-17-11_tonemapped

Enough fun for the time being.  Time to log in to my office computer for a little bit of work.  After that, I need to figure out what outfit to wear tomorrow, get my breakfast and lunch ready, and in general get back to the workaday world mindset.  Sigh.

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