S: Adam's Awesome Russian Adventure 2011
BC: ("100% Juice")
FC: Adam's Awesome Russian Adventure | Summer 2011
1: i'm on a boat | The Georg Steller, Adam's home away from home
2: Step 1: find sperm whale Step 2: shoot it with crossbow Step 3: retrieve arrow with successful whale biopsy
3: (sperm whale)
4: hot action! | gettin' ready to wrangle some fur seals | more hot action!
5: How to hot-brand a sea lion: | 1: weigh it 2: anesthetize it 3: get your brands lined up and HOT 4: brand away! | after branding, each number/letter gets antiseptic sprayed on (the green stuff) | clean up after a successful day of branding babies Antsiferov Island | (this day was particularly hot and dry, hence the flames)
6: photo bomb! this guy is so gnarly too!
7: "I caught a fish!" | dried flatfish (mostly yellow tail, but at least one starry flounder) a surprisingly tasty snack
8: common murre partay on Tuleny Island | check out this guy! rhinoceros auklet Tuleny Island | common murre eggs - I love the colors! | Common murre on Iony Island | common murres all in a row
9: "HEY!" - Steller sea lion male | "Oh, never mind" | I love this face! | male northern fur seal, rockin' the spikey hair look
10: they had to set up electrical wires around the zodiac so that the grizzlies wouldn't attack it
11: marinated and grilled pork... sounds like shashleik? picnic at K Cape | lunch break on Lovushki Island
12: "I'm not sure about this guys. Guys?" (taking fur and whisker samples for stable isotope analysis) | see the female under the water? Yamsky Rookery | "Oh, I'll just take a nap on this here rock." - northern fur seal pup | See the brand!?! (I like seeing the kelp too!) (Kozlova Cape) | one male Steller sea lion flipper, to scale (he's reaching under the wall) | big guys in the water; view is from the small zodiac!
13: *smooches* | they just fall asleep anywhere! | Mondays, amirite? | July 15th... somewhere in Russia
14: king crab on the Tuleny Island beach
15: camera used for resighting previously marked sea lions (Kozlova Cape) | happy napping pups, post-branding on Tuleny Island | so many pups, so little time Tuleny Island | whale vertebra
16: Adam with his fur seal friend: "It's too young to be bitey yet." can't. handle. the cuteness. | totally manly
17: Marianna resting on deck after a hard day's work | puffins! | Marianna the dog resting on some nets at the dock | Marianna ready for action!
18: big lake in the middle of Onekotan Island | my favorite picture of his whole trip: Apostisy Rock | the brother island/active volcano (see the sulfur spots?) of Brat Chirpoev with the Georg Steller in front | Teeth Cape | random graffiti on Sahklain Island | Fusip Volcano
19: Rasshua Island: a great place to live! | foggy meadow on Sahklain Island | Rasshua Island: a great place to live! | there were dogs everywhere! | another one
20: The worst [picture of a] statue I've seen. Ever. | Adam: "Famous man on horse in Moscow"
21: Peter the Great: the largest bronze statue in the world! | old and new walls guarding the Kremlin | Lenin's tomb in Red Square | Kremlin topper | parts of the old wall