Penguins, Seals, and Icebergs, Oh My!
Posted on NANPA website January 29, 2020

The MV Ushuaia cruising off South Georgia Island.

I spent weeks preparing and packing for my “Epic South Georgia” voyage, a photographer’s dream bucket-list trip, run by Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris...

The Resilient Spirit of Yellowstone Bison
Posted on NANPA website April 17, 2020

Bison in Soda Butte Creek, a tributary of the Lamar River. Story & photos by Debbie McCulliss

Photographing bison in Yellowstone National Park is on many photographers’ bucket lists. These magnificent mammals are certainly photogenic, but learning a bit of their history, and the role they play in the ecosystem gives us a deeper understanding of both bison—or buffalo as they are known to many people, and their environment, as well as imbuing our photos with additional layers of meaning...

Photographing Hummingbirds: A Pandemic Escape
Posted on NANPA website August 19, 2020

By Debbie McCulliss

On the snowy first couple of weeks of this past spring, to lessen pandemic anxiety, I was thinking of migration—movement from one region to another. It was timely. Epic animal migrations take place every spring...

Alaska’s Tongass National Forest: A Refuge
Posted on NANPA website October 23, 2020

By Debbie McCulliss

“Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue; the body seems one palate, and tingles equally throughout.”

~John Muir

In November of 2018, 40 years after my first and only trip to Alaska when I hiked the Chilkoot Trail, I was traveling again on an Alaska Marine Highway ferry—an affordable, informal cruise that took me round-trip from Juneau (Alaska’s capital city) to Haines in Southeast Alaska, where, at times, there are more eagles than people...

Alaska’s Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve
Posted on NANPA websiteNovember 27, 2020

Our National Symbol © Debbie McCulliss

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. – John Muir

By Debbie McCulliss

The Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve is a world-famous, 48,000-acre area in which one of the world’s largest gatherings of bald eagles feast every fall on spawned-out chum salmon...