Category Archives for "Quest"

How Cold Is -50?

I have seen “cold” before.  I have been to Yellowstone in deep winter several times (Yellowstone 1, Yellowstone 2). The windchill reached -26F one early morning when I was waiting for a wolf. I felt that my nose was almost falling off. But it’s still manageable. Bison in snow, Yellowstone National Park. There was also […]

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January 5, 2015

Bobcat And The Zen of Letting Go

Bobcat never comes back.   Brent said, as our car was driving forward while the photographers in the car behind us decided to stay and wait, after we all caught a glimpse of the tail of a bobcat disappearing into a bush. “Bobcat never comes back?” I murmured this line to myself, repeatedly. “That’s zen. That’s the […]

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January 1, 2015

Ten Best in 2014

It was still dark. 6am. Listening to the audio book “Ender’s Game”, sipping a bottle of red bull, I was already driving on I-5, for yet another quest for the elusive bobcat. The quest was a complete failure the week before. There were more cars on the road that I thought, especially trucks. Everyone were on […]

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December 30, 2014

How To Find The Fastest Bird In The World

How fast is 242 mph?   Imagine driving at the 75 mph speed limit on a US freeway. Now think about driving 3 times faster. 242 mph is faster than the top speed of a Lamborghini Aventador. We all heard of the F-16 fighter jet. Wonder what the “F” stands for? F stands for Falcon. And the […]

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December 19, 2014

Special Bond between mama bear and cub

You all know I am a super fans of Michio Hoshino. Last year before my Arctic trip, I stopped by the Museum of the North in Fairbanks, Alaska, where I saw his writing on a wall: Tramping through the mountains of Alaska, I frequently encountered grizzlies. One spring day I spotted a grizzly sow and cub […]

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