Category Archives: wildlife

Ducks Take a Bath After a Busy Day

Walking back in to Log Boom Park from the pier, you get to the shoreline which is a popular spot for the ducks.  They clearly like the shallow water and the multiple spots where they can come out of the … Continue reading

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Inquisitive Sealion at the Beach

The shores of Puget Sound provide plenty of places to explore.  One of these was a beach in Shoreline, a town that is quite appropriately named.  I was actually about to head back to the car when this event occurred.  … Continue reading

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It’s a Cluster of Cormorants!

This was an evening that I was out hunting planes.  I did have some success, but I got a lot more shots of birds than planes.  The cormorants were out in numbers and they obviously know I like them.  Log … Continue reading

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Cormorant at Low Shutter Speed

An impromptu shot of a cormorant is a good thing as far as I am concerned.  Normally when I photograph birds, I am shooting wide open at as high a shutter speed as possible.  However, this time I was set … Continue reading

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Failing to Catch a Leaping Salmon

As the locks at Ballard transfer the water, they manage to catch a lot of salmon at the same time.  It was very common while we were there to see the salmon leap out of the water.  Some would leap … Continue reading

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The Fish Ladder

Hiram M Chittenden was not only the man in charge of creating the Ballard Locks, he also was ahead of his time in understanding some of the ecological impact of what he was doing.  The importance of the fish to … Continue reading

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Butterflies Everywhere!

We took a wander through the butterfly enclosure at Woodland Park Zoo.  These enclosures require a fair bit of care on the part of the visitor.  They briefed you as you went in what to watch for.  Double doors are … Continue reading

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Flamingos Fighting and Sleeping

Wildlife is an attractive subject for photography, particularly when the creature in question is colorful.  A flamingo certainly fits the bill with the vibrant pink coloring.  In addition, given that they have such long necks and shapely heads, they can … Continue reading

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The Red Pandas are Performers

Visiting the zoo is often a game of hide and seek with the animals.  They live according to their normal schedules and are not inclined to be active just because you happen to be there.  They also will find a … Continue reading

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Macaws of Different Colors

The Macaw is a bird that really looks like it has been created for our amusement.  The bright colors and personality of the birds combined with their intelligence makes them instantly attractive.  We can forget for a while that they … Continue reading

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