Author

jpfitzer

Author

jpfitzer

Owl on a Cold Winter Wind

My back to a short, dense Sitka spruce—a lone sentinel against the driving wind accelerating up Gastineau Channel and across…

Sea Otter Safari

“In wildness is the preservation of the world.” -Henry David Thoreau The boat slows, and I duck through the doorway…

Alaskan Desert

My boots break through the thin crust, increasing my chill rate. If I keep walking, toes will stay warm, but this is a waiting game. Iced feet are a small price. I will stand still in the center of the marsh, hopefully blending with the old stumps and logs that surround me.

A Bird in the Hand

The English say “A bird is the hand is worth two in the bush,” the Germans: “Der Spatz in der Hand ist besser als die Taube auf dem Dach. (The sparrow in the hand is better than the dove on the roof.) I ask, “What about the bird on my shoulder?”