The Images of Ashala

About and Contact

I am a professional photographer specializing in all types of photography.

My real passion lies in nature and wildlife photography.  On any given day, you will find me either out taking pictures or editing the ones I just took.

If you are interested in any of my existing photos or would like something special, the best way to contact me is  via email at  You can also ‘like’ me on facebook by going to this link!/pages/Professional-Photographer/228116273892776


Comments on: "About and Contact" (10)

  1. Great job! Thank you for the nice pictures.

  2. Kathleen Kresa said:

    My daughter is a marine biologist working out of Astoria, Oregon. During the summer of 2008, she was a park ranger and enjoyed hanging out at Klamath Head to point out whales to tourists. One lady cried because she was so overwhelmed at the sight. When I mentioned that this whale looked almost white, she said that sounds like the one she called “Grace”. Grace and her calf stayed just outside the mouth of the river from June through August, she never moved on to Alaska.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your experience it was amazing!

  4. I hope you don’t mind that I linked you to my blog. I am an inspiring photographer/writer.

  5. Christine Rangel said:

    Ashala, we are so privileged to be a part of your documentation of this rare occurrence through photographs. I have been in awe of these magnificent creatures since I was a child and this story had me hanging on and now quite saddened in the end. I must ask you–do you believe that Mama was already sick or injured beyond help when she came into the river? Or do you believe she died because of too much human harassment? I feel it was too much for her. I’d like to know what you think since you were there.
    Thank you for sharing your photographs with the world.
    We have lost a treasure in losing Mama.
    -Christine, New York, NY

    • I really cannot answer why she was there, but my perception is she was there for a bigger reason than we will ever know. She brought people together and, in fact, was an emissary from the marine world that is foreign to so many people. She graced out waters with her beauty and unbelievable tolerance of humans. We can all learn from this amazing beautiful creature.

      • Christine Rangel said:

        I am not asking why she was there; rather, I am asking if you believe that it was ultimately humans who led to her death. If she arrived already disoriented for whatever reason and was seeking refuge, yet she was not given the peace she needed in order to heal, it makes me think that it was the excessive and stressful boat movements, loud noises, water cannons, speedboats taunting, etc–even if many of those actions were well-intended to get her back to see. I’m just wondering if perhaps we humans don’t know best, and if it is us who is responsible for the death of this beautiful creature.

  6. Thank you for the daily updates. I photographed the whales coming back from the Pacific Northwest at the end of July and really appreciated being able to stay updated on their moves through your blog. Yesterday was a sad day indeed.

  7. Great job and thanks for documenting this wonderful animal. j

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