Tag: wildlife
Bears in their natural habitat

Here are a couple of interesting facts for you: A single adult grizzly bear in Alaska can weigh up to 800kgs in prime condition – that’s about the combined weight of the All Blacks forward pack… During the summer season and the height of the salmon run these huge bears eat around 40kg of salmon every day… Whereas I weigh in at well under 80kg’s (not even twice their daily consumption) and can only eat about 200grams of salmon in a sitting.  Do the math, it’s… READ MORE >

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My travels have seen me visit many so called primitive cultures before.  However in reality it wasn’t unusual to turn up to an ethnic village ready to photograph their cultural ways only to see a brand new 4×4 parked behind the grass huts and mobile phones and other western devices in use… But this was different – this was Papua New Guinea!  And it was here that I was going to witness genuine culture amongst the tribal people of PNG’s remote interior. From the crowds waiting… READ MORE >

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My tripod bumped to one side and I felt a spray of water as I heard the thunder of a heavy, running animal (only slightly louder than the hammering of my heart), closely followed by the intense odor of wet fur and fish.  Yes I was finally here in Alaska, in the thick of the Salmon run and surrounded by the concentrated feeding frenzy of the grizzly bears.  I was sure glad I wasn’t included on the menu!  I would have been an easy target for the huge… READ MORE >

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