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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Roosevelt elk near Elkton

A wild Roosevelt elk bull and several cows stand in a field near the small town of Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Roosevelt elk bulls generally weigh between 700 and 1100 pounds, while cows weigh 575–625 pounds.
A group of cow elk survey the scene from a nearby ridge.

Heron on the rocks

A wild great blue heron steps carefully between rocks in the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.
The heron shakes off dust and small feathers while grooming on the rocks.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Dungeness crab in western Oregon

Fishing guide TODD HANNAH measures the carapace of a Dungeness crab while crabbing on his boat on the Umpqua River near its mouth at the Pacific Ocean in western Oregon on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. In 2009 the Dungeness crab was designated as the state crustacean of Oregon. Seafood Watch has given the Dungeness crab a sustainable seafood rating of 'Good Alternative' to overfished species or fish that is farmed in ways that harm other marine life or the environment.
Tossing a crab trap back.
A full trap is pulled.
Fishing guide Todd Hannah has spent his life on the water in western Oregon.
Shadow enjoys the view as the boat heads back to dock after a day of crabbing at the mouth of the Umpqua River in western Oregon.



Hi, from the Oregon coast

A group of Pacific harbor seals gather on a mud flat near the mouth of the Umpqua River near Reedsport in southwestern Oregon on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The world wide harbor seal population is estimated to be 500,000 individuals.  
A pup and older seals on the mud flat.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

It's all the buzz, recently published work

It's my photo, via AP, of a honey bee in the San Francisco Chronicle's SFGATE.com website. It a cool story about searching for all of the bee species in Oregon.

Another of my bee photos, via ZUMAPRESS.com, used on the whowhatwhy.org site. 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Foggy morning in Oregon

The sun comes up behind a black walnut tree on a foggy fall morning near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

Fastest animal on the planet

A peregrine falcon lands on a dead tree high on a ridge overlooking the Umpqua River in rural western Oregon near Elkton on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, peregrine falcons are described as the fastest animal on the planet, and have been recorded reaching speeds in excess of 240 miles an hour in dives after prey.  
...and takeoff...

The amazing peregrine falcon perches on the tree. There were actually a pair of the birds together when I first spotted them.