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

Hummingbirds getting ready to migrate. (The right front is an adult male Rufous; the other three appear to be Broad bills.) f/6.3, 250mm, ISO 640, 1/8000 sec. © Debbie McCulliss 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...

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

Tongass National Forest and Mountains of the Inside Passage as Seen from the Ferry. © Debbie McCulliss 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...

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...