Outdoors

August 3, 2012

STILL LIFE: Flying leap

Zachariah Vincent, 25, of Skowhegan, leaps from the cliffs into the Kennebec River on Thursday near the Margaret Chase Smith Bridge with Skowhegan Dam in the background in Skowhegan. It is illegal to jump into the river from the bridge, and authorities urge people to use caution when jumping from the cliffs into the river.

Seabird familiar to Maine spotted for first time in Pacific

The northern gannet is spotted on Alcatraz Island and other sites. Scientists believe it flew across the Arctic Sea in 2012 when ice coverage was low.

Photos: Hikers take to the mountains for a winter fix

Several photos included in this story ’We love nature and we love a challenge. A lot of people say we are crazy.’