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A Grizzly Bear Sow Nurses her Young Cubs in Alaska

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A new mother bear nurses her two young cubs. While the mother bear is nursing, the feeding cubs make a very satisfied clicking sound. This sounds like “putt-putt-putt,” or like a small motor running. It is one of the most unique sounds in nature. After drinking their fill form their nursing mother, the young cubs will lie down for a good nap. The mother bear will often join them in this rest, although she is always keeping an eye out …

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A Grizzly bear in the woods

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Does a bear crap in the woods? I think this image tells it all. Taken on the Chilkoot river outside of Haines Alaska. Stock Image #20100929-153515 A Grizzly bear in the woods was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A Feather for the Nest – Northern Gannet

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A Feather for the Nest – The cold waters of the North Atlantic are home to the beautiful white Northern Gannets. Both Canada and Great Britain are home to these seabirds who nest on the rocky coastlines. They are easily identifiable with white bodies, black wingtips, blue bills and blue eyes. This Gannet has found a feather that is being brought back to Bird Rock to be used as nesting material. Stock Image #20110622-124429C A Feather for the Nest – …

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A Dandelion and a Puffin

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A Dandelion and a Puffin – Do you think this little Atlantic Puffin knows that he is gazing at a weed? Most likely not, but it still makes for an adorable photo. Maybe it is just living up to its nickname of Clown of the Sea. Stock Image #20110703-192536C A Dandelion and a Puffin was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A close up portrait of a grizzly bear feeding on sedge in the va

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An adult grizzly looks into the camera with a mouthful of sedge hanging out of its mouth as the bear lazily feeds in the valleys of the Lake Clark National Park near the Cook Inlet of Alaska. Grizzly bears are omnivores, who not only hunt for prey, but also enjoy snacking on berries and munching on grasses. Stock Image #20130802-165606 A close up portrait of a grizzly bear feeding on sedge in the va was last modified: February 21st, 2018 …

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A close up portrait of a bald eagle in flight

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A bald eagle arches its back as it flaps its wings, ascending higher into the air over the mountains, valleys and rivers of Southeast Alaska. Bald eagles are powerful fliers and can reach speeds of up to about 44 miles per hour. Stock Image #20131110-111532 A close up portrait of a bald eagle in flight was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A Cheetahs Morning

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Masai Mara National Reserve contains several families of cheetahs. Here a mother and her year old cub bask in the warm sun as they await their next hunting trip. Stock Image #20060326-0164 A Cheetahs Morning was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A Buff-Winged Starfrontlet tucks in his wings while perching on

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The Buff-Winged Starfrontlet rests on a branch in the lush rainforests of South America. This species of hummingbird is in the Trochilidae family, and its’ natural habitat is in the subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Stock Image #20130607-095701 A Buff-Winged Starfrontlet tucks in his wings while perching on was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A Buff-tailed coronet hummingbird perches on yellow flower

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A Buff-tailed coronet hummingbird (Boissonneaua flavescens) perches on a yellow flower. The hummingbirds will protect their food source and attack any other hummingbirds that attempt to drink from it. Stock Image #20150528-134727 A Buff-tailed coronet hummingbird perches on yellow flower was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A brightly colored toucan perches on branch

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A Collared Aracari perches on a branch at Milpi Lodge in Ecuador. This species of toucan is one of the many impressive species of birds that can be found in the ecologically diverse country of Ecuador, and is known for it’s brightly marked body, and large bill. Stock Image #20130531-122027 A brightly colored toucan perches on branch was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A Bees Workday on a Red and Pink Flower

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A Bees Workday – While walking through the quaint town of Melk, Austria, we enjoyed all the beautiful flowers and were lucky to capture this bee as he did his work pollinating the flower beds. Stock Image #20060815-0021 A Bees Workday on a Red and Pink Flower was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A Bald Eagles perfect Landing

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The precise flight of eagles always amazes me. They come in fast, wings flare out, talons move out front and the eagle lands in the tightest of spots. Stock Image #20121121-130754E A Bald Eagles perfect Landing was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A bald eagle squawks as it perches on tree branch

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Bald Eagle defends territory – A bald eagle screams out a warning to defend its territory as it perches on a mossy tree in Southeast Alaska. The Chilkat Bald Eagle preserve attracts thousands of bald eagles to feast on fish during the last salmon spawn of the year. The massive congregation of birds makes for a spectacular sight as they fight over salmon and defend their territory along the banks of the Chilkat River. Stock Image #20131102-144016 A bald eagle …

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A bald eagle landing, joining other eagles on snowy ground

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A group of bald eagles congregate on the snowy shores along the Chilkat River in search of salmon during the winter months. The area is a major habitat for bald eagles, who migrate from far and wide, during the last major salmon spawn of the season. Here, eagles will feast upon and fight each other over the fish supply. Stock Image #20121112163633 A bald eagle landing, joining other eagles on snowy ground was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt …

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A bald eagle flies with salmon in its grips

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A portrait of a bald eagle in flight in front of snow capped mountains. Bald eagles soar using currents of air and updrafts, and help them conserve energy. Soaring birds can also find rising air in places where the wind is forced to flow up the side of a hill. They can fly at speeds of about 30 miles per hour. Stock Image #20131108-101316 A bald eagle flies with salmon in its grips was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by …

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A Bald Eagle Calls in Snowy Alaska

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A bald eagle calls out to his counterparts at the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve near Haines, Alaska. The eagles screaming call is broken into a series of stuttering notes which helps carry their voices over long distances.The eagles piercing shrill can be heard throughout the 48,000 acre bald eagle preserve in Alaska during the early winter months. The area attracts more than 3,000 eagles each year during the last salmon spawn in North America. The preserve is also a prime …

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A bald eagle flies over river displaying its catch

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A bald eagle flies with a salmon in its grips over the water with wooded trees in the background. Bald eagles powerful talons lock the fish in its grasp while it flies. Eagles talons are composed entirely of keratin – which is a type of protein. Stock Image #20131116-112017 A bald eagle flies over river displaying its catch was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer