Dun Carloway Broch, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

March 27, 2020 - In a few places throughout the Scottish Isles there are large, round, stone towers known as brochs that date back to the...
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Leopard Seal, Cuverville Island, Antarctica

March 25, 2020 - It was deeply humbling to spend a few minutes with this apex carnivore of the south polar oceans. I had a zodiac full of...
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Bothy, Isle of Skye, Scotland

March 24, 2020 - When high winds prevented us (Adventure Canada, Scotland Slowly Expedition, 2019) from reaching our planned landing at L...
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Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus), Etah, Greenland

March 22, 2020 - This high-speed raptor is the apex, aerial predator of the arctic. Ptarmigan and waterfowl are its main food, but it als...
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Brazen Beauty, Great Skua, Shetland

March 21, 2020 - This is the mafia don of the gull world. It is an aggressive predator willing to tackle even larger birds like the north...
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The Strongest Trees

March 20, 2020 - The Strongest Trees A tree cookie Smaller than my wrist Sawn from a tuckamore Twisted and bent Had 300 rings Each...
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Rhythm

March 19, 2020 - Just as we like good rhythm in music, we also like it in the visual arts. Chaos is generally unappealing, so patterns th...
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Return from the Arctic

March 19, 2020 - I wrote this some time ago, but somehow overlooked posting it on my blog. It's about my reflections after a typical trip...
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Practice Seeing

March 18, 2020 - Photography is a great craft/art to practice during this time of social isolation. You can do it solo, inside or out. Go...
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Seeking the Magic Bullet

March 18, 2020 - "What do I need to do to take my photography to the next level?" "What are five things I can do right now to make great...
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John Rae, Arctic Explorer

March 02, 2020 - One of the great explorers of the Canadian Arctic was Dr. John Rae, a Scot from the isle of Orkney. This is the memorial...
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