The hope is to see the “Big Five” of Denali National Park Wildlife,  namely grizzly bears, caribou, Dall Sheep, wolves and moose. We achieved that today with just a half-mile to go in our journey as this male moose calf crossed the main highway just…

We met this little gray wolf pup right along the road in Denali National Park.  Our guide had seen him a couple days earlier and just like today, he was alone.  We learned that the wolf pack teaches the pups about territories and hunting and…

We are following a winding 60-mile gravel road deep within Denali National Park with our thoughts focused on the hope of seeing the great mountain.  The guides all tell us that there is only a 30% chance though.  The mountain is completely shrouded in clouds more…

After fawn pictures, (see link), Marcy and I headed to the Mountain Campus to continue our exploration of Berry College.   We settled first on a pond to see what we might find.   A swan, ducks, some dragon-fly shots, and good reflections all made for interesting scenes. …

Because there are so many subjects to report from our day trip to Berry College, this may be a multi-blog Saturday.  The school is 153 miles south of us in Rome, Georgia and is distinguished as having the largest contiguous campus in the world at…

Saturday, June 2, 2018 The plan was to leave the house by 6 AM to attempt some bird photography in Cove Lake State Park, which is located about 20 miles north of Knoxville, Tennesee.   Marcy had heard this was a good place for birds and…

It had been a long day at work and I arrived home tired. I did have a list of yard chores to get to, but Marcy had planned on going to Cades Cove for evening pictures, so I decided to forsake home tasks and ride…

Our tour of Portugal and Spain included a good deal of windshield time and today we were settled in for the 417 Kilometer (260 mile) drive from Granada to Madrid along the A-4 / E-5 Autovia del Sur.  The long hours of cross-country travel across…

The Barbary Macaques of Gibralter The opportunities for blog titles here were endless, but the one above seemed to fit best.  The Barbary Macaques in Gibraltar are the only wild monkey population in the European continent.  A fun fact is that monkeys usually have tails and apes have none,…

From the comfort of my tour bus seat, an ominous warning about desprendimientos 25 kilometers ahead was of no immediate concern.  Nevertheless, I did wonder what all the fuss was about. A later trip to Google Translate revealed ominous pictures of roadways covered with landslides of…