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July Picture Series

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Purpose: series of 6-9 images which tell a story or cover a specific destination / happening.

Little tip: think a few months ahead to allow magazine editors plenty of time to prepare articles with - hopefully - your pictures, which could relate to an upcoming event or occurrence.

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Denali national park (Alaska): fall colors (late August and early September)

 

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Olivier

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Denali national park (Alaska): first snow (late August or early September), winter is coming…

 

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Olivier

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Thanks Philippe!

 

I have been waiting 14 years to finally get there… Soooo incredible! 

Wild animals so close. The colors of the tundra. The bears. The weather!!

Some really WILD place.

 

I hope I will have the opportunity to visit Katmai one day…

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Beautiful images Olivier!

 

Kumar

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Beautiful images Olivier!

 

Kumar

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Thanks Kumar!

 

Denali is such an incredible place you can have all four seasons in a single day!

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Thank you for taking me back to Alaska. You show it off very well. I've been to Brooks Falls in September and a few years later I stayed at the Silver Salmon Creek Lodge in Lake Clark National Park in mid-summer. We were able to walk very close to the bears there. I've heard that the bears in Denali are more aggressive than the Katmai bears so I hope you were safely in the bus! Or using a VERY long lens. 

 

Paulette

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Thanks Paulette!

 

The bears in Denali are much smaller than the coastal ones but I found them big enough…

I only had my old Minolta 400mm f:4.5 and they already filled the frame!

I saw some of them from the bus of course, some others on foot.

I did not find them at all interested in humans but I never tried to go towards them to see if they were agressive or not…
And I was always making noise when walking so that they could always precisely know where I was.

I saw one chasing ground squirrels just in front of Eielson's Visitors center. After eating one of those "burritos", it went towards the visitors, crossed the road and climbed the hill just behind the building.

Before getting there, I did not think I would see so many bears in Denali.

 

I now have to see the coastal ones!

Katmai and Lake Clark must be amazing.

But a trip to Alaska is so expensive…

Have you also been to the valley of 10 000 smokes?

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I could have gone to the Valley of 10,000 Smokes when I was at Brooks Falls but we only had a few days and I couldn't tear myself away from the bears. This image is not Photoshopped. I don't have the skill...

 

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I couldn't figure out what the photographers were photographing. It didn't seem to be the bears. Our guide had us move away a bit after this next photo. We bunched up and moved slowly back. I'm always repeating the mantra "don't run" when I'm on the ground with the bears. Sets off the chase impulse (just like with kitties and the mice).

 

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So wonderful to see them living their lives in the wild.

 

Paulette

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Great shots Philippe and Paulette!

 

It seems that some of us definitely love Alaska's wild nature.

 

I totally understand why you did not go to the Valley of 10 000 smokes Paulette.

 

Well, this July picture series seems to become an Alaska picture series, so here is another set of pictures :

 

Reach the glaciers of Kenai Fjords national park on a cruise from Seward

 

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I did not have the time to go to Homer from Seward, the trip was ending, had to go back to Anchorage to fly back home.

 

Who knows? Maybe next time.

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Bangkok off the tourist trail

 

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Hi,

We Norwegians love Greece, and to holiday in Greece. In the autumn Samos is a good choice with more green countryside than other places.

We hope for future jobs, but not only in the tourist industry, restaurants, the taxi-business and hotels and many more visits. Nevertheless some quiet Samos photos from last year sept/oct:

 

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More Samos photos from a tourists point of view here.

 

Grethe

 

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Hi Philippe,

 

I think I know what the people on your last picture look like from the other side…

 

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Every 5 years in Garachico, Tenerife, on the first Saturday in August there is a massive fireworks display to commemorate the volcano that destroyed the port.

Above photos from 2010's celebration.

Next celebration 1st August 2015.

 

Phil

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I've heard that the bears in Denali are more aggressive than the Katmai bears so I hope you were safely in the bus! Or using a VERY long lens.

 

Paulette

Yep, there are no salmon runs in Denali. So, in the fall, the bears mainly depend on berries to fatten up before hibernating. When there's a bad berry season, the grizzlies may become quite aggressive and will be forced to go for more meat (including reckless tourists -_-) Whereas the coastal brown bears have plenty supply of nutritious salmon and aren't forced to tire themselves out chasing after harder to catch animals. Accidents with coastal brown bears have more to do with protecting their cubs or their food instead of seeing humans as prey.

 

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Kodiak brown bear (Ursus arctos middendorfi) eating salmon near river, Kodiak Island, Alaska, North America, US

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

 

FYI, Philippe. It's middendorffi with a double "F". 

 

Edo

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I was going to PM you, Philippe. But then I thought other wild-lifers should know it, too. I have a lot in common with those big brown bears: we both like salmon.  :)

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