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Here's some new pictures~
(Why can't I use an and symbol in the journal title, wth?)

Ew, it's hot everywhere...unless you live on the Oregon coast, then it's not hot. It's actually really pleasant. 
Spent the past week wandering around the Pacific Northwest, visiting a few zoos, refuges and also the coast. I really want to go back to the coast.... it's so nice there, and there are turkey vultures all over the place. Also oodles of sea birds nesting over at Yaquina Head in Newport (well mostly common murres, but there are a bunch of them!).
Also managed to visit Woodland Park zoo to see their new exhibit for tigers & sloth bears. The sloth bear exhibit doesn't look too different, aside from the visitor point of view, but it's not a bad looking exhibit and the bears were moving around and exploring areas in search of treats. The tiger exhibit is also pretty neat looking, though I didn't get a good look at the tigers as they were busy moving around their exhibit trying to get a better look at a few construction workers working on a visitor path. And yes, they still have oodles of small clawed Asian otters, and I took a bunch of pictures, because that's what I do.

Also visited the Oregon zoo. Not much has changed there. A new part of the elephant exhibit is open and the old elephant barn is pretty much demolished. It looks SO different! I'm really happy with how their new exhibit is coming along. I haven't seen forest hall yet, but maybe later this year I'll get to see it. :( I did get really sad though, thinking how Rama won't be able to explore most of the new exhibit.

And I FINALLY got the chance to visit more of western Montana, including Glacier National Park. I don't think I enjoyed it as much as I could of, mostly because there were people everywhere and the pull outs are pretty small, just enough room for one or two cars (depending on the size of the car). Also most of the park involves going out into the back-country, which I am in NO shape to attempt whatsoever! The parts I did see were very pretty. Also managed to see some mountain goats, but did not get pictures because there was no place to park so I could wander over and get a picture, because all of the parking spots were taken. Logan Pass visitor center was FULL, so didn't get to stop there either. Also it was pretty hot, especially for Glacier (around 90, they hit 100 a day or so after the visit). So didn't see much in the way of wildlife except for lots of butterflies, the goats, a raven, maybe some sheep really far away, a dipper maybe disappearing into a nest, and some ground squirrels. 

To make up for the lack of wildlife, Freezeout Lake & Benton lake NWR were visited. There were quite a few shorebirds around, killdeer (including nesting killdeer ON THE ROAD, because that's what they do!) avocets, OODLES of phalaropes, godwits and a few ducks. I forgot how quiet of a time summer is for bird watching, well except for rearing young. 

So yep. That's about it for travels.
And just as a reminder, (if you've even read this far) the sale is still going on in the shop 

Moving Sale at the Shop!

The sale will last for the month of July, and then prices will go back to normal. I've had quite a few things expire, so the shop looks kinda empty. I'll be reevaluating what should go in the shop, because some things are selling better than others, and other things that I think would sell really well don't even have any favorites on them =|.
So if any of you guys have suggestions on what I should put in the shop, let me know!

Hope everyone is having a decent summer, or, er, winter. Remember to drink lots of water.
  • Reading: Magic on the Hunt
  • Eating: omlet
  • Drinking: water

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Deidre
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I love Chickadees by WishmasterAlchemist I love Magpies by WishmasterAlchemist I love Kiwis by WishmasterAlchemist I love California Condors by WishmasterAlchemist
I love Southern Ground Hornbills by WishmasterAlchemist I love Nubian Vultures by WishmasterAlchemist I love Guira Cuckoos by WishmasterAlchemist I love Steller's Jays by WishmasterAlchemist

I'm Deidre! I love taking pictures of animals, nature, landscapes and anything that happens to catch my eye.

Where you can find me!


My photographic goal at the moment is to hopefully aid wildlife biologists with my photography or become a staff photographer for an accredited, zoo or sanctuary.

My future career plans include first obtaining a biology degree, doing a handful of internships and become a zookeeper at an accredited zoo.
Super long time goal includes starting up a sanctuary.

EVERY SINGLE one of my photos are under Copyright law and belong to me. These photos are not to be re-produced on any other website that is not my registered user name. My photography is also not stock and cannot be used in manipulations or claimed as someone else work. Artists are free to contact me in order to inquire about using pictures as reference. If you wish to feature me in a blog, please ask first!

PLEASE! ASK me first before using my pictures as a reference!



I love Wombats by WishmasterAlchemist I love Wolverines by WishmasterAlchemist I love African Wild Dogs by WishmasterAlchemist I love Squirrels by WishmasterAlchemist
I love Otters by WishmasterAlchemist I love Wolves by WishmasterAlchemist I love Hyenas by WishmasterAlchemist I love Okapis by WishmasterAlchemist
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Schutzhund-Chick94 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got a couple pictures of the pups now (one was bigger than dad before he was even a year old). There are three males and two females. They were not hand-raised, so they are skittish and hard to get pictures of.

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Algo-Blade Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, thanks for the fave!
It really means a lot coming from someone as skilled as you at animal photography!
Great gallery :)
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Your very welcome! It looks like you've gotten the chance to visit some pretty awesome places. I would love to go to the Galapagos someday! 
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Algo-Blade Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
For an animal lover such as yourself I would highly recommend it! At times it felt like we were with national geographic!
But you have some amazing zoos, and national parks and animal sanctuaries where you are too! Ours are not that well set out.
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Sublime-Feline Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! This is the founder of Birds-And-Blooms

My apologies for putting this on your front page but I'm being told I've reached my limit of invites within the group widget-

Anyway, I've ran across your lovely gallery and I see that much of your beautiful Photography would be a perfect fit for what I'm looking for to adorn our gallery!

If you would like to see your work showcased in our group gallery would you please consider this invitation to join membership!

Kind Regards-
Kitty!

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MorrighanGW Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!! =D
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dA is glitching w note replys anyhu id love to see the photos your telling me about^^
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I was wondering what was up with the blank notes.
I'll be getting around to posting pictures tomorrow hopefully.
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! oh I saw 30 black vultures fly over my neighborhood yesterday it was amazing! and my mom was borrowing my cam:XD: oh well
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kokachu Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thanks for the fave on Otter BB! :love: It's greatly appreciated!

If you happen to enjoy traditional art and/or art nouveau, feel free to check out the rest of my gallery. :heart:
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