Month: July 2007

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Thomas Truax and his Hornicator, originally uploaded by blather. Click for high resolution version » New York musician Thomas Truax and His hornicator, at the Boom Boom Room, Dublin, 28/07/2007 Blather.net: Thomas Truax - the Wowtown Interview Thomas Truax website Thomax Truax on myspace

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Beluga Point, Turnagain Arm, Anchorage, Alaska, originally uploaded by blather. Get high resolution version of the Beluga Point photograph » Beluga Point, Turnagain Arm on Cook Inlet, near Anchorage, Alaska. This is a common beluga spotting location - but the Cook Inlet belugas are under threat from hunting and pollution, and it's hard to see them these days. I spent hours here and at the Kenai river - saw no belugas. Which isn't proof of anything in itself, of course... Public Hearing on Cook Inlet belugas » The Cook Inlet Beluga Whale » Get high resolution version of this photograph »

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Arctic Lupin, originally uploaded by blather. Download high-rez quality via davewalshphoto.com » Arctic Lupin - lupinus arcticus, photographed on roadside, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska License this image for publication » License this image for publication »</p

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Mr Furtive, the porcupine, originally uploaded by blather. North American Porcupine on the road to Denali, Alaska. I was speeding along one of the endless stretches of the George Parks highway when something caught the corner of my eye, across the road. I slowed down, pulled a U-Turn, and slowly drove back. So did the old SUV that was behind me. I stopped, turned off the engine, pulled up my camera and 400mm lens from beside me. A man appeared to the right of my car, in full U.S. military fatigues and crewcut, brandishing a tiny silver compact camera. I got out, with my Canon bazooka lens. That's when Mr. Furtive, above, stepped out onto the road. He froze in this position, as if he'd been...

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Humpback mother and calf, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alas, originally uploaded by blather. Humpback other and calf, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, seen from a whalewatching boat. These two whales were feeding, probably after migrating from Hawaii. Those are puffins in the foreground... Want to use this image? »

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Get high resolution version » Young Buskers at the Willy Clancy Festival, Miltown Malbay, originally uploaded by blather. Festival, Miltown Malbay A quick break from the Alaska pictures. Here's one from Saturday last....Young buskers at the Willy Clancy Festival, Miltown Malbay, County Clare, in the west of Ireland. It's one of a load of traditional irish music festivals that happen ever summer here. Get high resolution version » Get high resolution version » Young buskers at the Willy Clancy Festival, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare. The festival runs for over a week every July, and is usually a fine example of mayhem. This young lad has broken a string. Want to use this photograph?

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Get high resolution version »Barren Ground Caribou - wild Reindeer, Denali National Park, Alaska, originally uploaded by blather. Caribou stag on Polychrome mountain, Denali National Park, Alaska. (Reindeer, when living wild in North America, are known as caribou.) Want to purchase this caribou image for use?

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Grizzly Bear, Denali National Park, Alaska, originally uploaded by blather. Click for high resolution » Grizzly Bear, Denali National Park, Alaska. This is as close as I got to any bears, alas. And this was with a 400mm lens, hanging out the side of a bus, pointing about 30 degrees down a slope - which is the only reason that the bear looks like he's on the flat! Apparently he's fairly young - maybe three years old, and about 150kg/300lb. Heather's been telling everyone that I photographed a "bear's ass". As you can see, I managed to photograph its head too. Some feat, eh? BTW, I have no great desire to get *any* closer to a bear. I think of them as being like an eccentric...