On Monday, just a few hours before the governor of Washington issued his sweeping “Stay Home” decree, I climbed behind the wheel of the car for a relaxing spin around Anacortes. All of these photos were taken from the car at locations ranging from March’s Point to Heart Lake.
Sunshine drew me to the west side of the city. I was greeted near the entrance to Washington Park by this pair of deer, which moved cautiously from the treeline to the perimeter road leading to the Loop Road. I stopped along the way to descend the stairs to a wave-washed beach. A refreshing mid-afternoon […]
I was too early to drive the Loop Road, so I cut through the campground at Washington Park to park and wait. On the way I saw a deer, so I parked and followed it into a clearing. There I discovered six of the resident deer population … two or three resting in the shade […]
Washington Park and environs are a great place to photograph wildlife such as this pair of deer. I love such encounters, but a few minutes after taking this photo I spotted four deer in the front yard of a nearby home, and I doubt the homeowner shares my excitement about these lovely creatures.
The garden at a downtown Anacortes drew this pair of deer Wednesday. They spent several hours snacking, and obviously they were not intimidated by the guy with the camera. I recall many stories of islanders whose love for wildlife fades quickly after an incidence of garden devastation. Ah, the trials of the ongoing clash of […]
I captured this image recently on a drive past Port of Anacortes property near the airport, just off Anacopper Road. My subject wasn’t too concerned, but let’s put it this way: I wasn’t able to close the gap between us, either. I was even less successful a few minutes earlier when a river otter evaded […]