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Leucistic Bald Eagle

In News Article by Matt Shetzer

Leucism in Bald Eagles You have probably never heard of the condition leucism, but you likely have heard of its close cousin, albinism. An albino animal has a rare genetic mutation which prevents its skin from producing melanin. This deficiency results in a paleness and lack of coloring on skin, hair, and feathers. Leucism is another genetic condition which is very closely related to albinism. Leucism causes an absence of all skin pigments, not just melanin. Leucism is caused by …

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Types of Grizzly Bears

In News Article by Matt Shetzer

The scientific name for most types of grizzly bears is “ursus arctos horribilis.” Horribilis. Even the scientific community is scared of grizzly bears. “Grizzly Bears” are often thought of as vicious, top-of-the-food-chain predators who will stop at nothing to harm you. The reality is that the term “grizzly bear” encompasses several different types of grizzly bears, all of which exhibit different behaviors, and none of which are really that horrible to humans. Only three humans have been killed by grizzly …

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Ecuador: Land of Hummingbirds

In News Article by Matt Shetzer

When people first learn about Shetzer’s photography’s hummingbird workshop, they are often curious why Ecuador was chosen as the spot to learn how to photograph hummingbirds. Simply put, there’s just no other place like it. Ecuador holds the world record for the number of hummingbird species that can be found in one country. One hundred and thirty two species of hummingbirds have been spotted here – which represents almost half of all hummingbirds found worldwide. It’s not just hummingbirds that …

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Bald Eagles make comeback from endangered list, remain protected

In News Article by Matt Shetzer

It is a feast for the senses photographing a myriad of eagles soaring, screeching, tearing apart salmon, fighting and perching on branches all around you. Our bald eagle photo tour takes place in a special part of the world at a unique time of year, when thousands of eagles congregate to take advantage of the final salmon spawn of the season. The experience undoubtedly creates lasting memories for everyone who takes part in our bald eagle photography tour. Bald eagles’ …