Author Archives: Sean Crane

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Adolescent Male Brown Bear

In total, I probably saw about 14 or so bears on my recent trip to Alaska. Most of them were mothers with cubs. But there were also several adolescent males around — too old to […]

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Sea Otter at First Light

Here’s another sea otter from last weekend in Morro Bay. Always nice when the water is in shadows and the subject is getting the first, soft rays of the rising sun. Perfect conditions for both […]

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Bush Baby

The galago, better known as the bush baby, is a small African primate with big eyes — adapted for its nocturnal behavior. I spotted this little guy one night while we were returning late from […]

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Sea Otter Mom and Pup

I’m just back from shooting a commercial in LA. But over the weekend I had some down time so I took a trip three hours north up to Morro Bay in search of sea otters. […]

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Bear, Fish and Open Water

I had one morning in Lake Clark National Park that produced a bit of color in the sky. Luckily it coincided with low tide when the bears were out in the shallow water fishing for […]

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Tapir Crossing River

The Baird’s tapir is the largest land mammal in Central America. They can grow to over eight feet in length and weigh almost 900 pounds. This one was a big male that I photographed crossing […]

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Masked Lapwing

The masked lapwing, a native of Australia, is very similar to the wattled lapwing, which I’ve seen several times in Africa. This guy was spotted in Lauceston, Tasmania at a place called Cataract Gorge. Cataract […]

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Cub Kiss

While mom was out fishing, these two young siblings were showing each other a bit of affection. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Nikon D500 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 800, f/4 at 1/4000th […]

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Another Bull Moose

Here’s another look at one of the bull moose that I saw in Chugach State Park in Anchorage. Of the three males that I watched going after the one female, this guy seemed to have […]

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Penguin Shadows

Three gentoo penguins casting long shadows across the beach on Sea Lion Island in the Falkland Islands. Nikon D810 with Nikkor 17-35mm lens (at 35mm) ISO 400, f/9 at 1/320th of a second

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Cub in the Grass

As I mentioned last week, when the brown bears weren’t fishing, they were in the open fields of sedge grass filling up on their vegetables. I was worried going to Alaska so late in the […]

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Keel-Billed Toucan

Here’s another keel-billed toucan from my Panama trip last year. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — nothing says Central American tropics like the keel-billed toucan. Also known as the rainbow billed […]

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