Category Archives: wildlife

Eagles Scouting the Lake

The ospreys on Lake Washington have got some attention on the blog recently.  However, they are not alone.  Some bald eagles have also been showing up.  They aren’t around in such large numbers and I didn’t see so much fishing … Continue reading

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This Thing is Too Big

This wasp was hanging around on one of the towers when I was at Hyakuri.  It was a rather meaty looking wasp and I figured it would not be a good thing to get on the wrong side of.  Wasps … Continue reading

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Ospreys on the Hunt

Sitting out by Lake Washington watching the boat and floatplane traffic also provided a view of the local residents fishing.  These residents aren’t the humans on the pier with fishing poles.  These are the ospreys.  There are lots of ospreys … Continue reading

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Spider Web Engineering

This spider web was attached to one of the towers at Hyakuri.  The web thread was quite a heavy gauge compared to what I normally see and I was fascinated by the way it was attached to the wood.  Multiple … Continue reading

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Seals Just Hanging Out

Seeing aquatic creatures when you are at sea level can be tricky.  If they pop out of the surface, you might spot them if you are paying attention.  Get a bit of elevation and things are suddenly a lot easier … Continue reading

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Turtles Fighting for Space

The pond in Point Defiance Park was busy with ducks everywhere but they weren’t the only occupants of the water.  There were quite a lot of turtles, particularly given how small the pond was.  There was one rock in the … Continue reading

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Fish Selection

This post is about fish.  No other reason than I was running through some shots and came across these pictures from the Ocean Coast Aquarium in Newport OR.  Taking pictures of fish through thick aquarium glass is a bit of … Continue reading

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Big Mouth Little Fish

There was a tank full of sardines at the aquarium that caught my attention.  This was something that was really hard to photograph but I tried anyway.  The sardines were swimming quickly in shoals and they looked much as you … Continue reading

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Deer That Don’t Care

Fort Casey had a bunch of deer that were chomping their way around the grounds while I was there.  These deer seemed pretty fearless.  I guess there are tons of people coming through the Fort, most of whom will not … Continue reading

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Puffins

In the UK, the puffin is a well recognized bird.  The small body and large bill are easily identified and the coloring is pretty bright.  I am struggling to think whether I have ever seen one in the wild as … Continue reading

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