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Action shots of bear cubs playing in grass

In Images by Matt Shetzer

Getting in on the action – This photo captures a heart warming moment in the Alaskan wilderness as a pair of bear cubs play in the grass. The series of action shots portray two young grizzly bear cubs as they tussle, tangle, embrace and nuzzle one another in a grassy basin in the heart of bear country. These clumsy, playful cubs aren’t only engaging in horseplay, they are honing in on their instincts with their mother watching close by. Stock …

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A white-bellied woodstar and a booted racket-tail hummingbird

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A white-bellied woodstar (Chaetocercus mulsant) and a booted racket-tail hummingbird (Ocreatus underwoodii) share feeding from a flower. The woodstars are one of the smallest hummingbirds, and have flight patterns simlar to bees, therefore the other hummingbirds do not bother them as they would one of the same species. Stock Image #20150525-121932 A white-bellied woodstar and a booted racket-tail hummingbird was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A white whiskered hummingbird with bright flower and gray backgr

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A white whiskered hermit hummingbird feeds on nectar from an exotic flower found in Ecuador. Hummingbirds use their long bills to reach into a flower and lick the out nectar with their tongues. The wings aren’t the only quick body part on a hummingbird. They can lick 10 to 15 times per second while feeding. Stock Image #20130601-074205 A white whiskered hummingbird with bright flower and gray backgr was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A Puffins Beak filled with Krill

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Atlantic Puffins capture as many Krill as they can hold in their beaks. If you look closely you will notice that they stack the Krill alternating their head and tail in order to get as many as possible. Stock Image #20110807-094758C A Puffins Beak filled with Krill was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A Whale’s Tail and Icebergs off the coast of Newfoundland

In Images by Matt Shetzer

A Whale’s Tail – The coastline of Newfoundland is rocky and green. After experiencing a summer’s weather, we quickly came to realize why it was so green. We were lucky enough to find a clear day for a cruise from the northern shores of the island to enjoy not only icebergs floating in the North Atlantic, but a playful whale frolicking in the frigid waters. Stock Image #20110719-090103B A Whale’s Tail and Icebergs off the coast of Newfoundland was last …

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A pair of puffins inhabitat “bird island” in the Alaskan wildern

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A puffin climbs a rock while another ascends from its perch with a fish in its mouth on an island near the Cook Inlet in Alaska. The puffin, nicknamed “Clown of the Sea” is a seabird with lots of character, a colorful beak, bright orange legs and webbed feet. Stock Image #20130801-172650 A pair of puffins inhabitat “bird island” in the Alaskan wildern was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A pair of bear cubs walk alongside mama bear

In Images by Matt Shetzer

A mother and her cubs stroll through the landscape in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Bears flourish in the park, and are most numerous along the Cook Inlet coast. Ninety five percent of the entire population of brown bears in the United States live in the state of Alaska, where there are an estimated 30,000 bears. Stock Image #20130802-175648 A pair of bear cubs walk alongside mama bear was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A mated pair of bald eagles in a tree

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A mated pair of bald eagles rest in a tree together over the Chilkoot river in scenic Haines, Alaska. Stock Image #20151031-133601 A mated pair of bald eagles in a tree was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A Mountain Goat and her Kid

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A Proud Mother and Kid – Jasper National Park in Canada is home to so many species of wildlife. Driving along the road, we were fortunate to spot this pair of Mountain Goats near one of their favorite mineral licks. The mother was very protective of the very inquisitive kid. Stock Image #20100608-172856 A Mountain Goat and her Kid was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A male snowy owl takes flight

In Images by Matt Shetzer

A male snowy owl takes flight. This owl in flight was photographed during nesting season in Barrow, Alaska, where many of these rare birds come to reproduce. The arctic climate and open tundra allow the keen-eyed birds to easily spot prey and predators which might threaten their young. Owls in flight continually scan the ground below for threats. Stock Image #20140711-100055 A male snowy owl takes flight was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A Lions Kill of Masai Mara of Kenya

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A Lions Kill – Enjoying his breakfast of Hartebeest, the pride as fed well. This male Lion was the brother of the head of the pride. He was at the bottom of the priority ranking for eating, and was given the leftovers. If you notice all the scaring in his face due to his ranking. Masai Mara, Kenya. Stock Image #20060327-0144 A Lions Kill of Masai Mara of Kenya was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A Lions Glow

In Images by Matt Shetzer

After a morning meal of a Hartebeest killed in the night; this male lion enjoys the warm sunlight. If you look carefully you can see a little blood on his mouth.; Maasai Mara Game Reserve; Kenya. Stock Image #20060327-0007 A Lions Glow was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A Lion Cubs Breakfast

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A Lion Cubs Breakfast – This lion cub finishes off the prides kill of a hartebeest one morning at sunrise in the Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya, Africa. Stock Image #20060327-0021 A Lion Cubs Breakfast was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A humpback whale emerges from ocean off Newfoundland

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A humpback whale breeches off the coast of Newfoundland. The humpback whale can be spotted by its distinctive body shape, long pectoral fins and knobby head. Humpbacks live in pods, and are baleen whales that feed on tiny crustaceans by filtering them coarse gray bristles hanging from their jaws. Stock Image #20110629-150753 A humpback whale emerges from ocean off Newfoundland was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer

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A Grizzly Bear Sow Nurses her Young Cubs in Alaska

In Images by Matt Shetzer

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

In Images by Matt Shetzer

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

In Images by Matt Shetzer

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

In Images by Matt Shetzer

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

In Images by Matt Shetzer

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