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My Favorite Wildlife Photos of 2021

In the past, at the end of the year, I have only posted the summary of my previous year as it was represented in the landscape photos that I had made. As I looked through my portfolio from 2021 one thing stood out to me and that is that I am starting to have a large part of it wildlife photos.

In the past I have strictly been a landscape photographer. I have concentrated most all of my effort toward finding and representing beautiful scenes. Through my travels in search of these scenes, it’s inevitable that I would encounter various forms of wildlife. And during my travels to Alaska opportunities were passing me by. It was then that I realized that I needed to be prepared for wildlife encounters.

I encourage any landscape photographer to learn the techniques that one needs to know about wildlife photography and invest in a long lens. I am thrilled with my Tamron 150-600 G2 lens. All of the photos shown below were made with one.

Now, none of these photos are Nat Geo quality, but I like them. I know what it took to make them, and they bring back memories of the adventures that I was having when I encountered and photographed these beautiful creatures. That they aren’t Nat Geo quality doesn’t matter to me. Each one of these photos represent an increased level of skill that I’ve gained that I can use in the future when that Nat Geo moment happens.

I hope that you enjoy this series.

Seward Alaska Bald Eagle
Seward Alaska Bald Eagle
Kenai Alaska Grizzly Bear
Kenai Alaska Grizzly Bear
Eastern Oregon Great Horned Owl
Eastern Oregon Great Horned Owl
Kittiwake, Aialik Bay, Kenai Fjords  National Park, Alaska
Kittiwake, Aialik Bay, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
Coyote with porcupine quills in his nose, Kenai Peninsula Alaska
Coyote with porcupine quills in his nose, Kenai Peninsula Alaska
Loon at Skilak Lake, Kenai Peninsula Alaska
Loon at Skilak Lake, Kenai Peninsula Alaska
Puffin at Kenai Fjords Alaska
Puffin at Kenai Fjords Alaska
Black Bear at Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Black Bear at Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Ptarmigan at Denali National Park
Ptarmigan at Denali National Park
Denali Alaska Grizzly Bear
Denali Alaska Grizzly Bear
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