Alaska travel tips from wildlife photographer Michael Daniel Ho

Photo credit: Michael Daniel Ho

Wildlife photographer Michael Daniel Ho took time from his busy schedule to answer a few questions about traveling to Alaska. This remote state happens to be one of the places where he has taken many of his amazing photos, including several of my favorites. If you’ve been thinking about traveling to Alaska, definitely go! Just… [read more]

Sperm whale: death by 100 plastic bags

Photo credit: Pelagos Cetacean Research Insitute / A. Frantzis

Since my celebratory post last week on the City of Los Angeles plastic bag ban, this gruesome photo came to my attention. For those of you out there who still aren’t convinced that banning plastic bags is a good idea, then you must take a really good look at this photo of 100 plastic bags… [read more]

Have a whale of a Mother’s Day!

Humpback whale mom and calf

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there whether you are feathered, finned, furry or footed! Since this past week was full of fascinating whale news, it’s the perfect time to highlight the trials and tribulations facing some finned moms out there (it’s actually more accurate to say knuckled for gray whales since they… [read more]

Great photo of a fin whale’s asymmetrical jaw coloring

Photo credit: NOAA

This is an aerial shot of a fin whale, the second largest baleen whale and the fastest. It’s a great photo because it shows the asymmetrical coloring of the fin whale’s lower jaw. Take a close look on the left (your left, the whale’s right) and you can see the white coloring all along the… [read more]

Celebrate heart day your way

Whale tail heart

It’s Valentine’s Day! But how did Valentine’s Day become all about couples? Why can’t it just be about love and celebrating what you love in life whether that’s a place, idea, cause or person? Instead of getting caught up in the Hallmark driven malarkey, celebrate what inspires you, your passions in life, what you love.… [read more]