This is an American Great Horned Owl (or Hoot Owl) really did like me. Yes it did, but it was probably having a bad day. But don’t we all. I snapped this cute little fellow at Mount McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge in Alaska. Hey, ho.
After leaving Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge heading for Denali National Park in Alaska, I snapped the train snaking its way through the rich undergrowth. To snap this I lent outside the vestibule (which is used especially for snapping pictures if you can find a space) and caught the reflection of the train on a bridge as it rounded a corner.
In Trapper Creek near McKinley I were fortunate to meet and chat with the wonderful Joanne Porterfield, a true Alaskan pioneer homesteader living in a wilderness of beauty. Mrs Porterfiend didn’t say much but what she said was wise and interesting. And she made a batch of scrumptious biscuits. You beauty.
At this time of the year (most) Black Bears hunt for fresh salmon in the crystal clear waters of Alaska. They wait and wait – concentration is the key word. At times they take up different positions in the hope the salmon will be more plentiful. They hunt, they catch and usually go into the forest to devour them. Then they get stuck into a feed of berries and grass. After that, I was told, they fall asleep. A few hours later they start the whole process again. I snapped this one concentrating in Ketchikan at Neets Bay.