A Monkey Attacked Me Today!

Well, sort of. But it sounded fitting since my last post was dramatic and fraught with bad luck. 🙂 I decided to escape the drunk Swedes and Australians in Kuta and head north by minibus to the little town of Ubud. This place is still very touristy, but sleepy (things...

Yellowstone Wildlife

The photo above sums it up! Wow. The more we drive through Yellowstone National Park, the more incredible encounters we have. This place is one giant zoo without fencing. Our first day in the park, we were calling out wildlife spottings with all the ferocity of a...

Bear Country USA

There is something both magical and terrifying about grizzly bears to me. In fact, if I could choose any one particular gruesome death-by-animal, it would definitely be a grizzly. Sure, there are a few other animals that can hold their own against a squishy-fleshed...

The Woods Are Alive

I struggled to control my breathing as I walked up the trail. I swung my Nikon out in front of me like it was an M16, scanning each shape and movement before moving my other foot forward. My ears analyzed every sound. My senses were working at 100 percent capacity and...

Holy Crap – My First Bear Encounter!

I had my first up-close-and-personal brown bear encounter in Alaska! My Alaskan friend, Skip, my father, and I had floated down the amazing Russian River for two days into middle-of-nowhere Alaska. The remote lake was only accessible via float plane or two-day canoe...