Janet Fullwood

Janet Fullwood

I am an independent journalist specializing in the outdoor, travel, hospitality, meeting and green industries. I also provide destination photography for use in magazines, newspapers and websites. For 22 years, I was travel editor of the Sacramento Bee, a major daily newspaper in California, responsible for producing and writing for a Sunday section focused on travel. These days, I write a bi-monthly column for Outdoor California Magazine, the official California wildlife, fish and habitat magazine. I'm a contributing writer/editor of California Meetings + Events, a trade magazine for meeting and event planners; and as senior editor for DogTrekker.com, a website devoted to things to do and places to go with dogs in California. My true love is travel journalism, and I place several stories a year in major newspapers across the country. Professional association memberships: Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), Outdoor Writers Association of California (OWAC), North American Snowsports Journalist Association (NASJA). Specialties: Travel, tourism, hospitality, food and wine, ski, outdoors

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Razor-sharp shot of birds in mid-air took considerable technical skill

Steve Pearce of Santa Rosa knows that bald eagles often can be spotted in the vicinity of Jenner and Goat Rock State Beach in Sonoma County, at the mouth of the Russian River. “A pair of mated eagles can frequently be found here, so I’ll drive out to the coast and look for them,” he says. “Occasionally, there are juveniles. What was interesting this day is that there were hundreds of California brown pelicans flying in from the ocean and landing in the Russian River. And for some reason, this one sub-adult (about 2-1/2 to 3 years old) decided to fly up behind a pelican, talons out. It made slight contact but didn’t drag it down.”

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