Author Archives: Jim Coda

About Jim Coda

I am a nature photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in photos of birds, mammals, and landscapes.

Raven Nest, Yellowstone National Park

I was driving through the Golden Gate area of Yellowstone on May 24, 2015, scanning the cliffs for mountain goats as I drove.  I didn’t see any goats (as is usually the case), but did see this nest of ravens. … Continue reading

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Brown Bear Cub, Lake Clark National Park

When this two year old brown bear cub lifted its head and stared at me, it reminded me of a pika.  If you’ve ever seen a pika with its mouth full of grasses to be stored for the winter, you … Continue reading

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Guanaco, Patagonia

When my two friends and I went to Torres del Paine National Park to photograph pumas in May of 2016 the animal we saw most often was the guanaco.  The guanaco is a camel-like animal.  It stands 3 to 4 … Continue reading

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Puma, Torres del Paine National Park

In May 2016 I went to Torres del Paine National Park with two friends in search of pumas or mountain lions as we know them.   The park is on the Chilean side of Patagonia.  We had great success in … Continue reading

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Mother Brown Bear, Lake Clark National Park

My last two mornings at Silver Salmon Creek Lodge we had very low tides.  That brought the bears from the sedge grass meadows to the tidelands.  I was amazed to learn how well the bears find the clams.  They quickly … Continue reading

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Brown Bear Cubs, Alaska

I was in Alaska recently.  I spent the first week of this month photographing brown bears in Lake Clark National Park.  If you’re interested in photographing brown bears, Lake Clark is a good place to go and Silver Salmon Creek … Continue reading

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Our Tree Swallow Nest Box

Our tree swallow chicks fledged today, June 18, Father’s Day.  I knew they were getting close to leaving the nest box, so on Friday and Saturday I spent some time photographing the parents feeding the young.  I missed seeing them … Continue reading

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