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A Landscape Interactive Blog Post

The first half of my Japan trip has largely centered around wildlife.  Snow monkeys, Red-crowned cranes, whooper cranes, Stellar sea eagles and white-tailed eagles. We even had a arctic red fox and, although I haven’t included them, a couple of … Continue reading

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Stellar Sea Eagles and White Tail Eagles

After spending a couple of days around Lake Kussharo, we worked our way east to Rausu, a port city on the Notsuke Peninsula.  We had scheduled two early morning boat trips (5am departure) to photograph Stellar sea eagles and White-tailed … Continue reading

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Red-crowned cranes and the hoar frost!

On day 5, we headed to the Haneda Airport for our flight to Kushiro in Hokkaido.  Japan is made up of five islands and Hokkaido is the largest and most northern one. The northern tip of Hokkaido is six miles … Continue reading

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Snow Monkeys, Red-crowned Cranes and Stellar Sea Eagles

Today I’ll begin a new blog post on my three week trip to Japan this month.  I went to photograph wildlife and landscapes.  Tokyo was just a stopover enroute to my real destinations. I arrived in Tokyo late Friday afternoon … Continue reading

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They’re NOT bigger in Texas!

This is one of the grasshopper’s that hangs out near the dining room. It’s hard to tell from the picture but this one is 6-7″ (INCHES) long.  It’s a BIG one! Yesterday we drove to Quiones…a surf town about 45 … Continue reading

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Our Turtle Eggs Come to Life!

This morning part of our group was out surfing.  Derek had his alarm set for 5:00 am and we were on the beach before 6.  There was Derek, his friend, Pat, from Corolla, North Carolina on the Outer Banks and … Continue reading

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It’s a Surfin’ Safari Costa Rica style!

My son and I left Dallas Wednesday morning February 8, with a stop in Houston where we met one of his friends, Jeremy, who is a wedding photographer in Austin.  The three of us flew to Liberia, Costa Rica where … Continue reading

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