Category Archives: Animal Kingdom

animals, mammals, birds, creatures

Announcing New Site, New Blog!

Hello followers, subscribers and any recent newcomers to Laurie Merritt Photography! The header above has always been, “where do you want to go today…”  I’ve been posting at WordPress.com for the past 5 years, and it ultimately came time to ask myself that very same … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Cover

What do Christmas and Valentine’s Day have in common?  The color RED.  Back in November, I wrapped up the cover and related-story photo shoots for both the December and February issues of Triad Happy Tails magazine.  At that time, several owners entered the … Continue reading

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“C’mon Big D. Fly!!”

Big world out there!  One cormorant stands out among its fellow sea birds.  

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Bald Eagle

Another first along this journey – but not the last, not by a long shot!  Did you know the bald eagle is BOTH our national bird AND our national animal??  Furthermore, as kangaroos are to Australia, it is the only sea … Continue reading

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Pinnipeds

Yay!  Finally!  First close-up sights of harbor seals in the Misty Fjords!  Harbor seals are 1 of 6 species of haired seals found in Alaskan waters, and typically use glacial fjords as a home base.  They can grow to 5 … Continue reading

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October Cover Girl

Little pup Kinsey – and… SHE struck the pose without any human interference.  A real ham!  But also a sweet little lady! See how cool the actual cover layout turned out and read the companion article (pgs 12-13) in Triad Happy Tails magazine.

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Alaska Teaser

A gazillion (truly) photographs…  I promise not to post a bunch of numbered “teasers”, but so much more to come… This was one of easily over 800 images shot while watching 8-12 humpback whales bubble-net feeding…  timeframe: several hours on one excursion, one morning, one … Continue reading

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October Photo Shoot

No one can have this much pure, unadulterated fun!  A couple of weeks ago, I met with the publishers of Happy Tails and the staff at the Animal Foster and Rescue Program (ARF!!) to do a photo shoot for the magazine’s October issue. It … Continue reading

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Yellow Belly

The last of the moth series- …a soft, fuzzy, underbelly… and then there’s that face…

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Creamsicle Pi

You know you’re losing it when it’s getting late and you’re playing mind games with the moth head.  Look again – there is no “e” in this Pi!  

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