Category Archives: Photography

Laurie’s Updated, Enhanced Website

Hello, LMP followers!! Please head over to http://www.lauriemerritt.photography to view new and updated galleries as well as more recent blog posts.  A very hearty thanks and grateful appreciation to my followers, and it is my hope you subscribe at the … Continue reading

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NEW LOOK! NEW WEBSITE!

Hello followers, subscribers and any recent newcomers to Laurie Merritt Photography! Back in February, I put out an announcement re: my new web site.  The header above had always been, “where do you want to go today…” I’ve been posting … Continue reading

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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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Tlingit Pictographs and Glacial Striations

Getting close enough to the rock face to discern the few remaining faded pictographs that dot the rocks of the fjord’s shoreline – a last trace of earlier Tlingit Indian tribes’ existence –  etched and painted into the stone along … Continue reading

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Steep, Colorful, Wet, Mossy, Granite Cliffs

Here are some exquisite examples of this granite, moss-covered and tree-lined cliff at Rudyerd Bay  near Ketchikan.  Most of the world’s fjords (i.e. Norway), which are glacier-formed narrow inlets with steep cliffs, are found in only a handful of countries and some of … 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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“The Yosemite of the North”

It’s a term often used for Misty Fjords – the words heart-stopping and jaw-dropping just aren’t enough to do justice to this area of natural beauty.  Misty Fjords National Monument covers 2 million acres (vs. Yosemite’s 761,000) of the Tongass National Forest, … 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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