Category Archives: Wildlife

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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“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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Pine Island Lighthouse, and oh yeah… a spray of life!

In the right forefront is the flat slab of the helicopter pad which marks where the original lighthouse stood until it was washed away by a rogue wave during a winter storm in 1967. This is working lighthouse staffed and operated by … Continue reading

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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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Chance Encounter #8 Bear!!

For the few who know – Eames; for the other viewers – truly, no worries!!  Simply enjoy this uncanny resemblance to wildlife!  

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Up Periscope

“… stickin’ my neck out here…”

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Yertle…

…turtle

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Chance Encounter #6

This 8″ yellow-bellied slider was enjoying a slow stroll in the warm sun just next to the curb in a residential neighborhood.  We enjoyed watching him for awhile, but feared if he was moved toward the center of the road, he’d get … Continue reading

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