September 10th, 2011
Today I begin to pack for the great moose hunt in Western Alaska on the Yukon River. We leave Monday morning and are going to one of the most pristine places in Alaska that is really remote to try and find the elusive big bull moose. This moose isn't really a big bull but a unique picture I took of one feeding in a swamp. They don't call them swamp donkeys for nothing you know.
These days are always full of excitement for me as I truly love just being in the great outdoors of Alaska. There is so much to do to get ready for a hunt like this. Packing the right clothes for the ever changing Alaska weather. Being on a river system adds another challenge to the mix with waders and rubber boots, rain gear, hunting boots for dry ground, all the proper stuff to take care of the moose if we are lucky enough to harvest one and the list just goes on. The planning involved is tremendous with strategy and scouring maps to do a hunt like this. I will admit this year is a little different from the past but when I get back on the 20th you can read all about my adventure as it is truly going to be a one of a kind trip that I will share the details on later.
September 8th, 2011
Last week I drove from Anchorage to Prudhoe Bay over 800 miles to work for most of the week, I always keep my camera on the front seat hoping to capture a great photo in Alaska. Here are a couple pictures I took of a Red Fox and an Arctic Ground Squirrel.
This cute little plump ground squirrel was busy eating and packing away as many calories as he could before the long winter of Prudhoe Bay sets in . At this time of year it could happen at any day. He was scurrying around grabbing leaves and pieces of the tundra stuffing them in his mouth. Each time he would grab something he would stand up and watch me taking pictures of him and go back to business eating again. Little did he know a little ways away was this red fox hunting for his next meal.
The red fox was actually sitting on his hind end watching the tundra for grounds squirrels and other types of food that he could find. When I stopped to take his picture he stood up and walked away and then would stop and look back at me and when he felt he was far enough away he would lay down again. Then get up and go a little farther. We played cat and mouse as I tried to get closer but the fox won and went far enough away I let him have his space and when I retreated he layed down again with his eyes surfing the tundra for his next meal again.
red fox photo prints