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    • Fishing at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

    • Adults; Aquatic environments; Connecting people with nature; Fishes; Fishing; Freshwater fishes; Leisure activities; Public access; Recreation; Recreation sites; Rivers and streams; Tourism; Visitor services; Water sports; Wildlife refuges;...
    • A very happy visitor caught this beautiful Red Drum fish, first thing in the morning on the refuge.
    • Western tanager

    • animals; aves; Birds; Birds; Deshutes National Forests; Oregon; passerines; neotropical migrant; Migratory birds
    • First recorded on the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806), the Western tanager prefers open forested areas at low elevations. The male has a vivid colored red head, bright yellow body with striking black wings and tail.
    • Atlantic salmon smolts

    • Aquaculture; Anadromous species; Endangered species; Fishes; Fisheries management;
    • Atlantic salmon spend the first two years of life in the fresh water habitats of their native stream (occasionally three, depending upon food availability). At two years of age, the fish undergo the process of smoltification, resulting in changes...
    • Landing gear down!

    • Aquatic birds; Aquatic environments; Birds; Coastal environments; Environments (Natural); Marine environments; Marine birds; Scenics; Wildlife refuges;
    • This pelican reminds us humans that we were not the first to invent water skiing.
    • Just get a good grip!

    • Aquatic environments; Children; Connecting people with nature; Education; Education outreach; Emblems; Employees (USFWS); Environmental education; Environments (Natural); Fishing; Icons; Interpretation; Law enforcement; Leisure activities;...
    • A little girl tries her hand at fishing for the very first time, smiling all the way.
    • FWS employee observes an alligator

    • Aquatic environments; Emblems; Employees (USFWS); Environments (Natural); Icons; Indigenous populations; Law enforcement; Personnel; Plants; Ponds; Reptiles; Resource management; Service patch; Uniforms; Vegetation; Wildlife management; Wildlife...
    • An Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge employee approaches this alligator with caution, always thinking safety first.
    • I've got one!

    • Archery; Children; Connecting people with nature; Education; Education outreach; Emblems; Employees (USFWS); Environmental education; Interpretation; Law enforcement; Leisure activities; Personnel; Public access; Recreation; Recreation sites;...
    • The excitement cannot be contained with this little girl, as she catches her first fish ever!
    • Historic canon at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

    • Birds; Historic sites; History; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments;
    • Remnant of the historic Battle of Midway, this canon found at Eastern Island at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, surrounded by nesting albatross. On September 13, 2000, the Secretary of the Interior designated the lands and waters of Midway...
    • Three Arch Rocks

    • Birds; History; Coastal environments; Habitat conservation; Photography; Scenics; Wildlife refuges;
    • Coast line at Three Arch Rocks. Three arch rocks became the first bird refuge on the west coast in 1907 with help of photographs taken by Finley and Bohlman of the area in 1903.
    • Three Arch Rocks

    • Birds; History; Coastal environments; Habitat conservation; Photography; Scenics; Wildlife refuges;
    • Three Arch Rocks. Three arch rocks became the first bird refuge on the west coast in 1907 with help of photographs taken by Finley and Bohlman of the area in 1903.
    • Short-tailed Albatross Male Showing the Egg

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • Proud parent short-tailed albatross showing its egg. If the pair's effort is successful, this would mark the first confirmed hatching of a short-tailed albatross outside of Japan in modern history! Establishing a new nesting colony is one of...
    • Short-tailed Albatross Nesting at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • Short-tailed albatross nesting (middle of image) for the first time at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. The two decoys on either side have been used (along with others and accompanying taped bird calls) on Eastern Island for several years to...
    • Male Short-tailed albatross incubating egg

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • This historic photo documents the first siting of a nesting short-tailed albatross (middle) at Midway Atoll national Wildlife Refuge. The two decoys on either side have been used (along with others and accompanying broadcasts of bird calls) on...
    • Female Short-tailed Albatross Incubating Her Egg

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • US Fish and Wildlife Service staff have observed a pair of short-tailed albatross incubating an egg on Eastern Island, Midway Atoll NWR. The adult male was banded as a fledgling on Torishima Island, Japan in 1987. The female was banded as a...
    • First Short-tailed Albatross Chick to Hatch Outside Japan

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The chick hatched during a major storm but the parent did an excellent job protecting it from the inclement weather. Establishing a new nesting colony is one of several important steps needed to continue the rare bird’s recovery because volcanic...
    • Female Short-tailed Albatross on Chick

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • This is one of the first images of the female short-tailed albatross with her chick. The chick is the first to be hatched outside of Japan. As of 2010, the short-tailed albatross population is estimated to be 1,200 birds. Of these, the total number...
    • Female Short-tailed Albatross and Chick

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • This is one of the first images of the female short-tailed albatross with her chick. The chick is the first to be hatched outside of Japan. As of 2010, the short-tailed albatross population is estimated to be 1,200 birds. Of these, the total number...
    • Northern hawk owl chicks

    • Birds; Raptors; Wildlife refuges;
    • Sightings of these Northern hawk owl chicks helped confirm for the first time that the species of bird will breed in this area. This picture was taken in the summer of 2001 in the Dillingham area.

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