November 2016
Animalblog by Terry Costales

A late fall collection of animal portraits by photographer Terry Costales
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Seals On Ice Flows
(1 of 10) (13890 views)

Harbor Seal external link (Phoca vitulina)
Sawyer Glacier
Tracy Arm Fjord external link
Alaska
(Date Photographed: 07:36:57 Wednesday 3 June 2015)
(Date Published: Friday 11 November 2016)
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Several seals laid on ice flows in front of a newly calved iceburg from the Sawyer Glacier. The iceberg retained its gorgeous blue color, which would fade to white as it continued to be exposed to air.


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Harbor Seal Near Boat
(2 of 10) (14049 views)

Harbor Seal external link
Sawyer Glacier external link
Tracy Arm Fjord external link
Alaska external link
(Date Photographed: 07:39:52 Wednesday 3 June 2015)
(Date Published: Wednesday 17 November 2016)
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A Harbor Seal surfaced near the boat and seemed a little surprised to see how close she was to us. She checked us out, and then sedately swam away.


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Gull Amid Iceberg
(3 of 10) (13976 views)

Gull external link
Sawyer Glacier external link
Tracy Arm Fjord external link
Alaska external link
(Date Photographed: 07:43:14 Wednesday 3 June 2015)
(Date Published: Wednesday 16 November 2016)
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A gull perched amid the icebergs of Sawyer Glacier.


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Seals On Ice
(4 of 10) (13892 views)

Harbor Seals external link
Sawyer Glacier external link
Tracy Arm Fjord external link
Alaska external link
(Date Photographed: 07:47:11 Wednesday 3 June 2015)
(Date Published: Monday 15 November 2016)
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Another group of seals lounged on ice flows near Sawyer Glacier.


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Immature Bald Eagle On Iceberg
(5 of 10) (14004 views)

Immature Bald Eagle external link
Sawyer Glacier external link
Tracy Arm Fjord external link
Alaska external link
(Date Photographed: 07:26:47 Wednesday 3 June 2015)
(Date Published: Monday 14 November 2016)
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An immature Bald Eagle stayed on his iceberg our entire stay at the Sawyer Glacier.


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Gull On Iceberg Fin
(6 of 10) (13827 views)

Iceberg external link
Sawyer Glacier
Tracy Arm Fjord external link
Alaska
(Date Photographed: 07:57:26 Wednesday 3 June 2015)
(Date Published: Saturday 12 November 2016)
© 2016 Terry Costales
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This beautiful blue iceberg looked like a diving whale to me. For size comparison you can see a gull perched on the very top of the "fin".


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Herring Gull Lands
(7 of 10) (13652 views)

Herring Gull external link external link
Sea Lion Caves external link
Florence, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:06:19 Tuesday 30 August 2016)
(Date Published: Wednesday 30 November 2016)
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A Herring Gull prepared to land on the rocks close to a viewing area in the Sea Lion Caves near the town of Florence, Oregon.


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Immature Bald Eagle
(8 of 10) (13928 views)

Bald Eagle external link (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Sawyer Glacier
Tracy Arm Fjord external link
Alaska
(Date Photographed: 07:26:28 Wednesday 3 June 2015)
(Date Published: Thursday 10 November 2016)
© 2016 Terry Costales
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An immature Bald Eagle sat atop an ice flow and awaited an opportunity to feed on a seal. The other boat witnessed the killing of a baby seal by bald eagles. I'm glad I missed that.


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Harbor Seal Lounging
(9 of 10) (13425 views)

Harbor Seal external link (Phoca vitulina)
Sawyer Glacier
Tracy Arm Fjord external link
Alaska
(Date Photographed: 07:24:04 Wednesday 3 June 2015)
(Date Published: Wednesday 9 November 2016)
© 2016 Terry Costales
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The mother Harbor Seal from yesterdays posting internal link posed for a great lounging photo.


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Harbor Seal And Young
(10 of 10) (13720 views)

Harbor Seal external link (Phoca vitulina)
Sawyer Glacier
Tracy Arm Fjord external link
Alaska
(Date Photographed: 07:24:01 Wednesday 3 June 2015)
(Date Published: Monday 7 November 2016)
© 2016 Terry Costales
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A mother harbor seal and young rested on an ice flow near the Sawyer Glacier in Alaska. They came to this area to have their pups without the threat of Orcas. However, there were still bald eagles that would prey on newborns.


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