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My Best images of 2015

I had another great year of wild experiences. One of my favorite trips was to see polar bears in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge within the arctic circle. However, my most memorable experience of 2015 didn’t involve taking photographs. On June 1st, a driver of a F250 pickup going 60mph fell asleep and hit me in a head-on collision. I managed to escape with a broken neck and ankle but thankfully, did not require surgery. After many weeks of physical therapy, many bottles of Ibuprofen and the support of my family and friends, I can now resume exploring the wild places even though I am not 100 percent back to normal.

Of many pictures I took here are some of my favorites.

  1. Polar bears in Arctic Circle near Kaktovik, AK


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2. The polar bear mother and the cubharshaj_151005_3354 copy 3web.jpg

3. Pheasant Hunt

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4. Northern Hawk Owl in Northern Minnesotaharshaj_150209_604 copy 2web.jpg

5. Saw Whet Owl with a mouse.

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6. Great Horned Owl take off

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7. Canadian Rockies in the winterharshaj_150116_387_2 copy 2lesssaturated.web2.jpg

8. Peyto Lake in Albertaharshaj_150111_18-2 copy 3web.jpg

9. Steaming Creek, Mammoth Lake, Eastern Sierraharshaj_20151209_394-69 copy 3web.jpg

10. Hidden Chamber, Valley of Fire State Park, NVharshaj_20151202_644-67 copy 2web.jpg



13 responses

  1. Incredibly beautiful, amazing photographs. I’m happy you’ve recovered enough to resume your photography. It’s such a gift to share with the world.

    January 10, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    • Thank you very much. Really like your blog post and I will be following.

      January 10, 2016 at 10:04 pm

  2. Phyllis Mulkey

    These are spectacular……..thanks for sharing! I’m so glad you are feeling better.

    January 10, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    • Thank you very much Phyllis. Happy New Year.

      January 10, 2016 at 10:27 pm




    January 10, 2016 at 11:04 pm

  4. Christine

    Wow Harsha. Sensational photography! You never cease to amaze!

    January 11, 2016 at 3:18 am

  5. Very beautiful and inspirational imagery, Harsha.

    So sorry to hear about your difficulties in 2015 but glad to hear you were able to overcome them. Looking forward to more of your work in the coming year.

    January 11, 2016 at 5:07 am

  6. Cindy

    Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for sharing.

    January 12, 2016 at 12:55 pm

  7. Donna Gustafson


    I love your images! I hope that you have fully recovered from accident.

    I hope to see you on one of Ty’s trips in the future.


    On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 3:37 PM, Harsha J Photos wrote:

    > harshajphotos posted: “I had another great year of wild experiences. One > of my favorite trips was to see polar bears in the Arctic National Wildlife > Refuge within the arctic circle. However, my most memorable experience of > 2015 didn’t involve taking photographs. On June 1st, a ” >

    January 19, 2016 at 1:25 am

  8. Manel

    Wonderful photography! A treat to watch them. Sorry to learn about the mishap you had,but glad to know you escaped any serious damage. Take more care & blessings for the protection of a great person.

    April 29, 2016 at 1:28 pm

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