Wildlife

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Red-eyed tree frog on leaf
When a student group was notified that their international spring trip was cancelled by school administration for security concerns, they were crushed.  With less than a month to find an …
Sloth!
We woke up to another beautiful day in Costa Rica. I can't believe the luck we had with the weather. We put on our bathing suits, applied as much sunscreen as possible and headed out to go Ocean …
Brown bear near Fern Harbor.
June 2, 2015 -- Today I saw a bear. A brown bear.  Big brown bear. Ranger Jenny, who we’d dropped off at the Bartlett Bay ranger station that morning, would have been so excited. Our …
Costa Rica adventures
Buenos Dias, San Jose!  Greeting our first morning in Costa Rica. Wake up call on the Pacuare! After an initial night in San Jose, due to a late flight arrival, we started our journey with a …
Kittiwakes at the Arctic's Sondrestrom Fjord Today during our Arctic adventure, we explore a glacier in the Sondrestrom Fjord via zodiac. The glacier is an impressive wall of ice. Kittiwakes fly …
First Zodiac to Sea Adventure Today we arrived in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland and the start of our mother-daughter Arctic cruise. At nearly 70 degrees, we quickly stripped out of our layers and …
Thanks to the last minute adjustments that had to be made to our itinerary to accommodate ice conditions, we end up with a free morning to head inland to the Greenland ice cap before boarding the …
"Nanook!" We spot of polar bears; mother and two cubs! Today we're at the bird cliffs where hundreds of Murres and Kittiwakes nest in the clifftops. The ice we are standing on will be open ocean …
Sunset while kayaking at floe edge
Sea kayaking in the Arctic -- the land of the midnight sun. We're sitting at the floe edge hoping to catch a glimpse of the pods of narwhal that generally travel along the edge in the upcoming …
Komatiks traveling to Floe Edge
Mary crosses the ice on komatiks, enroute to base camp. Today we are traveling across the frozen ocean on komatiks, wooden sledges pulled by snowmobiles, to our Arctic base camp. The ride is …
In flight to the Arctic! Talk about solitude... I'm on my way to northern Baffin Island, specifically Pond Inlet, a small community in northern Nunavut where sightings of narwhal and polar bear …
My son with the turtle
A sea turtle meets a Samuel on Baja's Magdalena Bay Turtle monitoring begins! The camp buzzed with energy. The turtle monitoring was a much anticipated highlight of our Baja camping adventure …
5 bags, 3 kids, 2 parents, 1 yoga mat, 2 life jackets, 5 sets of snorkeling gear, 11 days of camping gear ... and a partridge in a pear tree -- the Conways are finally Baja bound! The Conway …
Weddell Seal, Antarctica - photo by Laurie Allread December 3, 2011 We arrived at Macquarie Island about 7am. The sea was calm and the weather was foggy with light mist. We were met by park …

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