The Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge is a large complex of refuges on the California/Oregon border. Every winter over 500 Bald Eagles choose to winter here because of the abundance of wintering snow geese and tundra swans that use the refuge through the winter. A couple of years ago I made several trips up there to photograph wildlife but never made it back in 2014. I got a new lens and could not think of a better place to try it out so I made a quick trip up there last week. I think I got a pretty good representation of the wildlife you can find on the refuge in the photographs I took.
Great Blue Heron
31 thoughts on “Winter in the Klamath Basin”
A very nice collection of wildlife photos, Alison. I am jealous of the Bald Eagles. I have to travel far to get them. 🙂
Thanks Bob, I am lucky to live so close to such and amazing opportunities. I do appreciate it and you. 🙂
I feel the same. I feel so fortunate to be able to travel these nearby areas to see and photograph so much wildlife with out venturing in the heavy populace of the large cities. I so love the wide open spaces. 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Impressive collection of photos … especially those Eagles. You don’t see them often.
Thank you orples. It is a rare gift. 🙂
Wow! What a wonderful place to visit … and you captured the diversity of wildlife beautifully. Do you have to travel far – day trip or extended stay? Like all of your photos but I stall on the buck images – love that grass in the background and the contrast of creamy tan and dark brown. Nice work Alison!
Thanks Nick! It is about a 5 hour drive. I usually drive up really early in the morning, shoot all day, stay overnight, shoot in the morning and then drive back home. Yes, the deer are fairly tame as are the other animals on the refuges. It makes for great photo opportunities. Got to love our Wildlife Refuges! 🙂
Excellent images…. I didn’t realize you would have herons there…. beautiful~
Thank you Sally. Yes we have an amazing diversity of wild creatures. Thanks for stopping in. 🙂
Oh, that coyote! In the first picture, you captured his eyes so that you can tell how intelligent he is. Absolutely gorgeous pictures!
Thanks so much. Yes coyotes are very smart and incredibly adaptable. 🙂
I love the Klamath Basin Wildlife areas. We were there last summer, but these images really make me want to Return. I especially love your Bald Eagles. They are really stunning. The thing with wildlife refugees is that it’s always a different experience whenever you go!
Thank you Keevan. It is an amazing place especially in Winter and early Spring. The eagles are great of course and in March the huge flocks of snow geese are an incredible sight. Highly recommend you visit if you can. 🙂
Thanks Cindy! 🙂
These are pretty awesome photographs! Absolutely beautiful! Well done!
Thank you. 🙂
Nice wildlife shots.
Thank you Meade. Thanks for stopping in. 🙂
Great series of photos ~ love the bald eagles…so majestic!
Thank you! Yes the eagles are always show stoppers. Thanks for stopping in and commenting. 🙂
Terrific shots – this must be a true wildlife walhalla
Ha ha! Yes it is a wildlife paradise. Thanks for stopping in. 🙂
Enjoyed the visit and the photos… =^_^=
Thank you Dymoon. 🙂
Thanks Cindy! 🙂
Very nice wildlife photos. The bold eagles are beautiful! 🙂 We see them up here during spring and summer, before they go south again.
Thanks! Yes the eagles are always and impressive subject that people enjoy looking at.