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Photographing Winter’s “Gentle Giants”: The North Pacific Humpback Whales

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© Denise Dupras, Field Contributor

Each year, I join the thousands of tourists who travel to Hawaii during the winter. Unlike many who make the journey primarily to escape the cold, I am traveling to photograph and observe the North Pacific humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae).

 

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Stealth Pelicans

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© Cynthia Hedgecock, Field Contributor

Article and Photography by Cynthia Hedgecock, Field Contributor

I am fascinated by pelicans. Watching their incredible plunge diving is as exciting to me as watching the Blue Angels flying team, and much quieter. Their awesome ability to skim just inches above the waves and water, seemingly forever, is mesmerizing. But in years of watching pelicans, I had neither heard of nor seen stalking behavior.

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It Is Possible to Photograph a Swallow in Flight!

 It Is Possible to Photograph a Swallow in Flight! - Rick A. Brown
© Rick A. Brown
“Certainly it can’t be done. Swallows are so fast and agile, certainly I wouldn’t be able to photograph them flying without sophisticated camera traps and high-speed flash equipment.” This is what I would say to myself about the issue of trying to photograph swallows in flight.

Last Updated (Monday, 07 September 2009 13:28)

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My Favorite Florida Birds, The Roseate Spoonbill

My Favorite Florida Birds, The Roseate Spoonbill - Don Chamberlain
© Don Chamberlain
As a resident of Illinois, when I travel to Florida I often seek to photograph birds that are not common in my state. One of my Florida favorites is also one of its most beautiful: the Roseate Spoonbill.

Last Updated (Monday, 07 September 2009 13:26)

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In the Shadows of the Ancestors

In the Shadows of the Ancestors, Nene Hawaiian Geese - Jeannie Ruman
© Jeannie Ruman
I was sitting high on a hilltop on the Island of Kaua`i while my horse nibbled at the green grass underfoot, adding to the symphony of nature encircling me with the sounds and fragrances of our Island.

Last Updated (Monday, 07 September 2009 13:08)

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