Harriette Browning Fishburne is a retired pediatrician who lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. She received her BS from The College of William and Mary, her MD from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and completed her pediatric residency at The Medical College of Virginia. She started her own practice, Courthouse Pediatrics, in Gloucester, Virginia. It wasn't until she retired that she was able to expand her knowledge of photography and travel with her husband, Cary, of fifty-five years. Their last trip was in the summer of 2018 when they traveled to Kodiak, Alaska. Harriette settled her husband into a comfy cottage on the Kodiak Harbour with a pile of books and then hopped on a floater plane with a small group of photographers. They flew off to the Katmai National Park and Preserve for five days where they lived on a small boat in Hallo Bay, making day trips to shore. Katmai is a protected refuge where hunting is not allowed and, therefore, the wildlife feels no fear from humans. If one respects the boundaries of these majestic animals, then one will be able to savour the enjoyment of an intimate encounter with them in their natural habitat. Harriette had the good fortune of getting to know a family of bears over the five day period, at a safe distance of at least 100 yards. She took quite a few photos and it wasn't until CoVid hit that she had the time to review them.
"With the challenges of self isolation that we have all had to endure over these past months, it has become increasingly apparent how precious family is. I personally miss the company of my three sons, daughters-in-law, five grandchildren, and five grand fur babies. My husband and I long for the day when we can all get together again. While reviewing these photos, I was able to appreciate the unadulterated love that this mama sow had for her two coys, cubs of the year. She and her cubs obviously relaxed in our presence and shared with us their gentleness, silliness, and affection for one another. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I have."
Photo credit: Barbara Eddy
Just published, a new release of a much more affordable version of my book, OUR FAMILY IS SO SPECIAL, at $11.95!!
Signed copies are available at The Islander Bookshop in Kodiak, AK, The Homer Bookstore in Homer, AK, The Rappahannock Art League in Kilmarnock, VA, and The New Dominion Book Store in Charlottesville, VA.
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FOR EVERY COPY THAT I SELL DIRECTLY, I WILL DONATE $1.00 TO THE Katmai National Park & Preserve!!
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