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"Catching the Wild Beauty: Witnessing MEL, the Wise Orca, Hunting South American Sealion Pups in Patagonia" In March 2006

Background imageCatching Collection: Coastal Grizzlies or Alaskan Brown Bears - fishing for salmon at Brooks Falls

Coastal Grizzlies or Alaskan Brown Bears - fishing for salmon at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska. July
TOM-1214 Coastal Grizzlies or Alaskan Brown Bears - fishing for salmon at Brooks Falls Katmai National Park, Alaska. July Ursus arctos horribilis Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for

Background imageCatching Collection: Killer whale / Orca - The adult male known as 'MEL', 45 to 50 years old when these images were taken

Killer whale / Orca - The adult male known as "MEL", 45 to 50 years old when these images were taken
FG-eb-327 Killer whale / Orca - The adult male known as "MEL", 45 to 50 years old when these images were taken (March 2006) hunting South American Sealion pups on a beach at Punta Norte

Background imageCatching Collection: French artificial fishing flies

French artificial fishing flies. circa 1900

Background imageCatching Collection: French and English artificial fishing flies

French and English artificial fishing flies. circa 1900

Background imageCatching Collection: Catching the 5: 15 at Liverpool Street by Grace Golden

Catching the 5: 15 at Liverpool Street by Grace Golden
Scene inside Liverpool Street Station in the City of London showing commuters and travelling swarming around the station concourse and platforms as they rush to catch trains to NE London suburbs

Background imageCatching Collection: The Apple Gatherers, 1880

The Apple Gatherers, 1880
BAL11031 The Apple Gatherers, 1880 by Morgan, Frederick (1856-1927); Roy Miles Fine Paintings; English, out of copyright

Background imageCatching Collection: Picture No. 10947857

Picture No. 10947857
Osprey - in flight with fish prey - summer Scotland, UK. Date:

Background imageCatching Collection: I kiss your little hand, madame, by J. Nicolson

I kiss your little hand, madame, by J. Nicolson
Illustration of a glamorous lady catching butterflies

Background imageCatching Collection: Dionaea muscipula, Venus Fly Trap, Dragon Fly caught in lobes of flowering plant

Dionaea muscipula, Venus Fly Trap, Dragon Fly caught in lobes of flowering plant and Housefly hovering near by

Background imageCatching Collection: WORLD SERIES, 1970. Brooks Robinson, third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles

WORLD SERIES, 1970. Brooks Robinson, third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, kneels to catch a ball hit by Johnny Bench of the Cincinnati Reds to end the top of the first inning of Game 3 of

Background imageCatching Collection: Grizzly Bear - Catching salmon from river

Grizzly Bear - Catching salmon from river
SM-1729 Grizzly Bear - catching salmon from river Brooks River, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA Ursus arctos horribilis Stefan Meyers Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageCatching Collection: Picture No. 10865989

Picture No. 10865989
Venus Fly Trap plant - with fly inside (Dionaea muscipula) Date:

Background imageCatching Collection: Mosasaurus marine reptile

Mosasaurus marine reptile
Mosasaurus. Artwork of a Mosasaurus marine lizard swimming underwater. This large carnivorous lizard was around 9 metres in length

Background imageCatching Collection: Coughs & Sneezes Poster

Coughs & Sneezes Poster
Humorous poster issued by the Ministry of Health during the Second World War and featuring a woman sneezing without catching the germs in a handkerchief

Background imageCatching Collection: Grizzly Bear Fishing for salmon at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA

Grizzly Bear Fishing for salmon at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA
TOM-203 Grizzly BEARS - fishing for Salmon at Brooks Falls Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA Ursus arctos Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageCatching Collection: Brown Bear Catching a fish. Alaska, USA

Brown Bear Catching a fish. Alaska, USA
SM-1046 Brown Bear - Catching a fish Alaska, USA. Ursus arctos Stefan Meyers Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCatching Collection: Wizard Oz / Dorothy / Toto

Wizard Oz / Dorothy / Toto
Dorothy and Toto are caught up by the tornado : she manages to save him by catching him by the ear

Background imageCatching Collection: Coastal grizzly bear with salmon in mouth. Alaska MA1378

Coastal grizzly bear with salmon in mouth. Alaska MA1378
TOM-1218 Coastal grizzly bear with salmon in mouth Alaska Ursus arctos horribilis Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCatching Collection: Horrors, my wife! by Webster Murray

Horrors, my wife! by Webster Murray
Wife tracks her husband down, under the sea in a diving suit having an affair with attractive mermaid. Date: 1928

Background imageCatching Collection: Learning words

Learning words
A boy catching the alphabet and words in his net 1922

Background imageCatching Collection: Namaqua chameleon catching prey

Namaqua chameleon catching prey
Namaqua chameleon (Chamaeleo namaquensis) catching prey with its unfurled tongue. This tongue extends out extremely rapidly in just a few fractions of a second

Background imageCatching Collection: Namaqua Chameleon - Showing the tongue retracting with prey - Namib Desert - Namibia - Africa

Namaqua Chameleon - Showing the tongue retracting with prey - Namib Desert - Namibia - Africa
KAT-459 Namaqua Chameleon - Showing the tongue retracting with prey Namib Desert - Namibia - Africa Chamaeleo namaquensis Karl Terblanche Please note that prints are for personal display purposes

Background imageCatching Collection: Kermode / Spirit Bear - hunting for Sockeye Salmon. The Tsimshian of northern British Columbia

Kermode / Spirit Bear - hunting for Sockeye Salmon. The Tsimshian of northern British Columbia believed that
WAT-13275 Kermode / Spirit Bear - hunting for Sockeye Salmon. Island Princess Royal. British Columbia. Canada Ursus americanus kermodei The Tsimshian of northern British Columbia believed that

Background imageCatching Collection: Snowy Owl - in flight Ontario, Canada in February

Snowy Owl - in flight Ontario, Canada in February
JZ-2981 Snowy Owl - in flight Ontario, Canada in February Nyctea scandiaca Jim Zipp Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCatching Collection: Fan with Fairies

Fan with Fairies
A highly ornamental lace folding fan by Duvelleroy of Paris with painted scenes depicting fairies by a pond & with sticks carved in imitation of feathers

Background imageCatching Collection: Orient Express

Orient Express
Catching the Orient Express in the year 2000

Background imageCatching Collection: Grizzly Bear - Catching salmon from river

Grizzly Bear - Catching salmon from river
SM-1737 Grizzly Bear - catching salmon from river Mc Neil River Game Sanctuary, Alaska, USA Ursus arctos horribilis Stefan Meyers Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageCatching Collection: Coursing, plate 4, engraved by R. G. Reeve, 1807 (colour litho)

Coursing, plate 4, engraved by R. G. Reeve, 1807 (colour litho)
BSA266471 Coursing, plate 4, engraved by R.G. Reeve, 1807 (colour litho) by Wolstenholme, Dean Snr. (1757-1837) (after); 68x79 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCatching Collection: Dionaea muscipula, two Venus Fly Traps, one opening to catch fly

Dionaea muscipula, two Venus Fly Traps, one opening to catch fly and the other with fly trapped between closed lobes, front view

Background imageCatching Collection: Ducks and the U Bein Bridge in Amarapura, Mandalay, Myanmar

Ducks and the U Bein Bridge in Amarapura, Mandalay, Myanmar
Fishermen fishing with a net and ducks in front of the U Bein Bridge across the Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Background imageCatching Collection: Southern Railway Ratcatcher

Southern Railway Ratcatcher
Official Rat catcher for Southern Railway with Terriers and quarry. Date: 1924

Background imageCatching Collection: Panther Chameleon - male hunting an insect - Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Eastern-central

Panther Chameleon - male hunting an insect - Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Eastern-central Madagascar
MAR-1178 Panther Chameleon - male hunting an insect Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Eastern-central Madagascar Furcifer pardalis Thomas Marent Please note that prints are for personal display

Background imageCatching Collection: Cheetah - Chasing Thomson's Gazelle Transmara, Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa

Cheetah - Chasing Thomson's Gazelle Transmara, Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa
LA-1768 Cheetah - Chasing Thomson's Gazelle Transmara, Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa Acinonyx jubatus Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageCatching Collection: Cricket match being played in Top Hats at Richmond, Surrey. c. 1908

Cricket match being played in Top Hats at Richmond, Surrey. c. 1908
Cricket match being played in Top Hats at Richmond, Surrey. c.1908

Background imageCatching Collection: Scottish Types - Leistering Salmon, Clan MacGregor

Scottish Types - Leistering Salmon, Clan MacGregor. 19th century

Background imageCatching Collection: Picture No. 10947600

Picture No. 10947600
Orca / Killer Whale - attack on young South American Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens) (formerly Otaria byronia) Valdes Peninsula, Patagonia, Argentina. Date:

Background imageCatching Collection: The Corsican Spider in His Web!, July 12, 1808. July 12, 1808

The Corsican Spider in His Web!, July 12, 1808. July 12, 1808
The Corsican Spider in His Web!, July 12, 1808

Background imageCatching Collection: Furcifer oustaleti, Oustalets Chameleon perched on a tree branch catching a fly by extending out

Furcifer oustaleti, Oustalets Chameleon perched on a tree branch catching a fly by extending out its tongue

Background imageCatching Collection: African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) fishing, Chobe National Park, Botswana, Africa

African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) fishing, Chobe National Park, Botswana, Africa

Background imageCatching Collection: Jumping Sheet Drill - London Fire Brigade

Jumping Sheet Drill - London Fire Brigade Date: circa 1940s

Background imageCatching Collection: Met Police stopwatch -- inside face

Met Police stopwatch -- inside face
A Metropolitan Police issue stopwatch for the purpose of catching speeding motorists. This method worked on the principle of timing motorists over specific distances to estimate their speed

Background imageCatching Collection: Modern Athenians plate 8 - Edinburgh

Modern Athenians plate 8 - Edinburgh
John Irvine (d. 1839) beautifully described as a " creeping figure, of too solid flesh, so sadly restricted in locomotion". Facing him is Captain Hugo Arnot (d)

Background imageCatching Collection: Animal Bicycle Race

Animal Bicycle Race
Various animals compete in a cycle race : the ostrich leads on his penny-farthing, but the kangaroo is catching up

Background imageCatching Collection: Kingfisher - leaving water with fish

Kingfisher - leaving water with fish
ZT-8 Kingfisher - leaving water, with fish in beak Alcedo atthis Sequence 6 of 8 Zdenek Tunka Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCatching Collection: Osprey - Catching Fish Pandion haliaetus Finland BI014724

Osprey - Catching Fish Pandion haliaetus Finland BI014724
COS-2478 Osprey - Catching Fish Finland Pandion haliaetus Bill Coster Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCatching Collection: China - fisherman with Cormorant birds. Li River, Guangxi Zhuangzu Province

China - fisherman with Cormorant birds. Li River, Guangxi Zhuangzu Province
WAT-533A CHINA fisherman with Cormorant birds on Li River, Guangxi Zhuangzu Province. M. Watson Please note that prints are personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCatching Collection: Bald Eagle - Immature in flight. Homer Alaska

Bald Eagle - Immature in flight. Homer Alaska
JZ-1843 Bald Eagle - Immature in flight. Homer Alaska Haliaeetus leucocephalus Distribution: Alaska, Canada and USA Jim Zipp Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageCatching Collection: Killer whale / Orcas - Hunting South American Sea lion pups at the water's edge

Killer whale / Orcas - Hunting South American Sea lion pups at the water's edge
FG-eb-284 Killer whale / Orcas - Hunting South American Sea lion pups at the water's edge Punta Norte, Valdes Peninsula, Province Chubut, Patagonia



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"Catching the Wild Beauty: Witnessing MEL, the Wise Orca, Hunting South American Sealion Pups in Patagonia" In March 2006, we were privileged to witness a breathtaking spectacle of nature as we observed MEL, an adult male killer whale or Orca. At 45 to 50 years old, MEL displayed his prowess and hunting skills on a beach at Punta Norte in Valdes Peninsula, Province Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina. The scene was reminiscent of a thrilling wildlife documentary as we watched Coastal Grizzlies or Alaskan Brown Bears fishing for salmon at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park during July. The bears' determination and precision left us awestruck. However, our journey through various forms did not end there. We stumbled upon Webster Murray's intriguing artwork titled "Horrors. My Wife. " which captured the essence of surprise and suspense when secrets are revealed. Moving from art to angling pursuits, we discovered French artificial fishing flies that enticed even the most elusive fish species. These delicate creations showcased both skill and creativity while luring their underwater prey. Grace Golden's painting "Catching the 5:15 at Liverpool Street" transported us into bustling city life where individuals hurriedly chased after trains amidst chaos and anticipation. It reminded us that catching moments can extend beyond nature alone. Returning to wildlife encounters once more, we marveled at grizzly bears skillfully catching salmon from rivers with remarkable agility. Their synchronized movements demonstrated how they have mastered this age-old technique over generations. Nature's captivating traps continued with Dionaea muscipula (Venus Fly Trap) ensnaring unsuspecting dragonflies within its lobes while houseflies hovered nearby - a testament to Mother Nature's intricate web of survival strategies. Stepping back into history through artistry again led us to "The Apple Gatherers" painted in 1880 by an unknown artist.