Lisa's Bald Eagle Documentary

Scenes, images from the past 12 years of Lisa's Bald Eagle Documentary, filmed over a 12 mile stretch of land in the back sloughs, rivers of the Whitewater Valley by National Award-winning Author and Photographer Lisa Loucks Christenson. Animal behavior, eagles, a community of wildlife as witnessed by Lisa through the seasons, blizzards, flash floods, tornadoes, and some of the finest, warmest sunny days has ever Minnesota offered. Licensed Song: Radiant God by Hannah Ford                                                                                                                                                  



"If ever there was an Eagle Lady, her name is Lisa." ––Ron Schara, Host of Minnesota Bound

                                         April 6, 2010

                                        Lisa Loucks Christenson celebrates the end of winter with her camera in hand and Bald Eagles in sight.  Lisa Loucks Christenson    

Lisa Loucks Christenson

"Looking back, I've spent the majority of my life, over 45 years, studying and documenting life through a small rectangle window where I frame up and shoot, in a nanosecond of 
solitude;  the flash
 of inspiration capturing instinct and reality in between the clicks of the shutter.” ––Lisa Loucks Christenson  

As a young child I loved creating my own picture books, nature books, and my personal handwritten illustrated field guides that included every animal or insect I discovered. I learned how to shoot pictures with my parents' Polaroid camera. Back then, film was sold in eight-packs of exposures, black-and-white. When I became a teenager, I started marketing and selling my images, winning awards, a national photo competition, fair ribbons, earned from images I shot on my first camera, a faithful Minolta SRT 201. Next, I bought a movie camera, then another with sound, a Super 8mm. I made some truly silly clay animation movies, several. I think one of them is floating around on an old website that I converted to a .gif on the Internet. I filmed family, my parakeet running in my hamster wheel, a lot of black footage while I learned the cost and loss of shooting in low light. I documented wildlife, insects, flowers, and two horror movies for a high school project for me, and later for some friends. The movies really were not that scary. I used my graduation money to purchase my Nikon F3. 

I’ve been blessed with a lot of interesting jobs. Variety is key to all adventures, right? Who but god knew He was planting a dream when I signed on as a female lumberjack on the vegetation crew for the Minnesota Conservation Corps. I'm not kidding, it was hard work. There are a lot of challenges to face working in a lot of hot weather, climbing goat prairies, stepping in ground hornet nests, or sawing them down (unknowingly). True fact: I was given the opportunity of a lifetime working in most of the state parks in central and SE Minnesota. My experience on this job led to my deeper appreciation for our outdoors and taught me about the importance of preservation of our state lands and parks for the enjoyment of our future generations. It was also a turning point for my life. I made the decision at the end of the season to pursue my outdoor photography as a professional career.  
Only God knew this decision would lead to opening my stock photo agency, photo studio, selling articles, and finally opening my publishing house and wildlife galleries I count my blessings and have truly enjoyed many career changes from working for the Minnesota  Conservation Corps, various newspapers, radio, working as a traveling photographer, working in communications, dispatching, fulfillment and more. After years of selling my stories, articles, stock photos, books, both fiction and non-fiction, writing articles, shooting pictures, filming what I observe in the wild. I thank god every day for the blessings He has given me, allowing me the opportunity to live my dreams: photograph His world; writing, illustrating, selling my art, cards, paintings, books, e-books, photos, and sharing my work through exhibits and speaking engagements.  
I photograph nature as I discover it. I don't arrange my documentary shots,I don't even claim them as wildlife pics if they were shot in captivity or arranged situation. Of course I still write and shoot about zoos, captive animals, rehabilitation centers, nature centers, but if my shot is wildlife, it was shot in the wild. My wildlife pictures are true scenes, pictures of subjects or what I found. 

Being a wildlife photograph is a wonderful career, but my job isn't just taking pretty pictures. Just like the gig working for the MCC, It's a lot of hard work breaking through 6-10 foot Canary grass, stinging nettles, broken flood brush, tripping, sliding, falling, stepping into bogs, quicksand, getting stung or bit by every kind of insect, a few snakes, avoiding animal big animal attacks and bites, staying dry and warm, and keeping equipment moving in -40 and colder temps. I've even worked outside when the temps hit -70s with wind chill, and to 116+ degrees with the heat index, staying ahead of the flash floods, severe thunderstorms and I won't even mention my thoughts on driving in the back roads on winter roads.

I've been studying the eagles for years, and just started year 13 on 1/1/17. I've put together books, journals, photos, and films for each year of my documentary, but won't release the books until a future date. The eagles have been written about through the bible, and I've enjoyed documenting their lives.  
I shoot during all weather conditions; every season. I know, in part, the struggles for survival our wildlife experience; I know because I've spent my life covering their stories as a silent witness. I've been there dodging the same flash floods that surrounded us; I found my way out of blinding blizzards that come out of nowhere – stranding and burying those who don't find shelter – quickly; I've spent years observing wild animals, how they interact, how they bond, how they build, how they rebuild, how they escape attack, or die trying.  
One of my biggest and favorite documentaries is still in progress: Struggling for Existence. Far and above all my other work, this is the most important piece from myself to the world. It covers all the lives I've observed. I document the births, the struggles, the very experience of what existence means. That said, it's impossible to avoid the more often than not: violent struggle to survive that ends in deaths.

I film and document the stories I find. I speak and educate others about their births, family life, the struggles, their journeys, their migrations, their lives as I witnessed them—their true existence while they were here.  
I believe we all have a story to share. See you on the journey. ––Lisa Loucks Christenson. 

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Credits: (partial)

  • A Lot of Fun and Games
  • Allured Publishing
  • Career World
  • Christian Schools International
  • Disney
  • Diversion
  • Esquire
  • Function-Thru-Form
  • Gerten's
  • Grolier, Inc.
  • Harcourt Brace
  • Hazmatt
  • HCBI /Marnach House
  • Heinemann
  • Heinemann-Raintree
  • Holt, Rinehart Winston
  • HSUS/Kind News
  • HyVee
  • IBM
  • KAAL /Winter Bugs! exhibit
  • Kirschoff/ Wohlberg
  • KTTC (House Fire Photos) Feb. 2009
  • KTTC / Elba Flooding (August 2007)
  • KTTC / Lisa's Bald Eagle Story (May 2008)
  • KTTC Bald Eagle Fledging (July 2008)
  • KTTC / Eclipse
  • Lynn Stone Images
  • Marshall Cavendish
  • My Creative Company
  • National Eagle Center /Lisa's Winter Bugs! Exhibit
  • National Eagle Center Lisa's Bald Eagle Documentary
  • Nursery Retailer Magazine
  • PDN
  • Pearson Education
  • Perspectives
  • Post-Bulletin / Marsh project & eagles
  • Post-Bulletin /Winter Bugs project
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Rigby Education
  • Rochester Visitor/ Winter Bugs! exhibit
  • Ron Schara's Minnesota Bound
  • Rourke
  • Self Magazine
  • The Big Wild (Eagle Project Year 5) April 2009
  • The Big Wild / Eagle Project Year 3
  • The Big Wild / Eagle Project Year 4
  • The Big Wild, Year 11
  • Times Plain Dealer
  • Travel World International
  • Trips and Journey's
  • Value Tec Card Solutions
  • Woman's World
  • Writer's Digest
  • Writer's Weekly
  • Lisa's Bald Eagle Documentary™ 

Lisa's Children's Books
Blizzard the Snow Buck
Brindle Sweet Fangs (sequel to Silk: Adventures of Jumping Spider)
Harley Hippo & the Crane Game
Here Dragon, Dragon
Rain Dancer
Silk: Adventures of Jumping Spider
Snow Apocalypse
Snowed In
Who Ate the Moon?

Lisa's Christian Books/Series:

Angel to Angel (2017-2018)
Angels, She Wrote  (2017-2018)    
Donnie Destin™Series (2017)
Earn the Badge Series 
Eight Horsemen of Equinox Estuary (2017)
Faith Like a Song Series (2017)
Meow Meow Detectives™Series
Owls of Huoulah Series (2017)
Robinwood Ridge (2017)
Welcome to Gopher Count Series
Wolves of Whitewater Falls™ Series
Bow Wow Detectives® Series

Lisa Loucks Christenson's#1 Best Selling Christian Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction

Bow Wow Detectives®

Lisa's (prior to 1/31/2017 logo) for Bow Wow Detectives:


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 Lisa Loucks Christenson writes the Meow Meow Detectives™ too.

Cat sleuths using their nine lives, wisely.


Lisa's Wildlife Documentaries (many are still in progress and will be released at a later date)
Sister to Brother: 31 Days of Outdoor Faith 

Black Bears of Whitewater
Blue Eyes: White Tail Deer Documentary
Coyotes of Whitewater
Eagles of Whitewater
Giant Canada Goose Documentary
Hapless Harry the Minnesota Muscovy Duck Documentary
Lions in the Blufflands
Paper Wasp Documentary
Spirit Trees of Whitewater
Struggling for Existence 
Tent Caterpillar Documentary
Walk the Burn
Winter Bugs! (sold out)
Winter Bugs: Ten Year Anniversary Edition 
Award-winning Fiction (partial)
Hawk of Wa Pu Ta Creek / Harlequin® Love Inspired® Suspense: The Search for the Killer Voice Finalist
Narrow Paths / Writer's Digest Writing Competition
Model Maker /Writer's Weekly
Gifts of Time /Writer's Weekly

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Lisa's Radio Show Guests (Partial)

  • Aaron Neville
  • Aaron Tippin
  • Alex Kendrick/Fireproof
  • Amy Tudor on behalf of Tasha Tudor
  • Ann-Marita
  • Ansel Brown
  • Asleep at the Wheel
  • B. J. Daniels
  • Beverly Swerling
  • Billy Gilman
  • Bobby Bare
  • Brad Avery / Third Day
  • Bryan White
  • Captain and Tennille
  • Carnie Wilson
  • Charlie Daniels
  • Chris Gray
  • Chris Jones
  • Corb Lund
  • Cooper Boone
  • Crista Lynn
  • David Cooler
  • Dee Dee Phelps (Dick & Dee Dee)
  • Dennis Morgan
  • Dick McVey
  • Dick Pralls
  • Dr. Toys/ StevAnn Auerbach
  • Duke Addicts
  • Eddie Money
  • EverLife
  • Flashes of Hope
  • Garrigan's Quarrel
  • Hunter S. Jones
  • Iian Macfarlane
  • Jack Witteveen
  • Jan Fedarcyk
  • Janice Y. K. Lee
  • Jean Craighead George
  • Jeff Guidry
  • Jenna Petersen/Jess Micheals
  • Jess Micheals/Jenna Petersen
  • Jim Owen
  • Jim Stafford
  • Joanna Wayne
  • John Tigert
  • John Carter Cash
  • Jordie Lane
  • Katelyn Detweiler
  • Kathy Ireland
  • Kelly Brock
  • Kevin S. Chambers
  • Kim Anthony and Midnite Rodeo
  • Kirk W. Boland
  • Lee Brice
  • Leigh Greenwood
  • Lenny Leblanc
  • Lisa Selin Davis
  • Mark Bego
  • Mark Hall (Casting Crowns)
  • Mike Nawrocki voice of Larry the Cucumber--Veggie Tales
  • Mickey Gilley
  • Miko Marks
  • Miriam Kriss - Irene Goodman Literary Agency
  • Mitchell Nevin
  • Moot Davis
  • Pam Tillis
  • Paul McCormick
  • Pete Anderson (Little Dog Records)
  • Porter Wagoner
  • Ray Stevens
  • Rhonda Towns
  • Richie Mcdonald (Lonestar)
  • Rivers Rutherford
  • Roger Rheinheimer author of Amish Snow
  • Ron Felber
  • Rush of Fools
  • Rustie Blue
  • Sandra Catena
  • Schatar "Hottie" Sapphira
  • Shauna Fleming /
  • Shelly Kalnitsky
  • Sherryl Woods
  • Stan Silver
  • Terry Lee Bolton
  • The Bellamy Brothers
  • The Sonflowerz
  • The Statler Brothers
  • The Teddy Bear Band
  • Tommy James and the Shondells
  • Tom Wilson / creator of Ziggy
  • Wade Bowen
  • Way Cross
  • William Lee Golden -- Oakridge Boys
  • Veggie Tales
  • more


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Imprints of Lisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC: (We are updating each imprint site to our publishing house catalog to make it easier for our customers to purchase books from various imprints in one place, we appreciate your patience!)

Bow Wow Detectives® Imprint of Lisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC (Christian fiction) Grades 3 and up

Cross Creek Books YA Imprint of Lisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC (YA Christian fiction) Ages 14+

Meow Meow Detectives™ Imprint of Lisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC (Christian Fiction) Grades 3 and up Imprint of Lisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC (Christian fiction) 

Snowy Creek Books™ Imprint of Lisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC (Family-friendly, slice of life)

White Wolf Creek™  Lisa's art gallery, nature books, wildlife art, exhibits. 

Book Trailer for L. L. Christenson's Robinwood Ridge 

Song: Masquerade by Merry Ellen Kirk 

Covers Episodes 1-5 Monika MacFarlane

 Winter Bugs! Exhibit: As seen at the National Eagle Center, Post-Bulletin, KAAL Television, Lisa's galleries, Lisa's expanded edition, available as an e-book for the first time will be available soon. Pre-order now!

 Lisa Loucks Christenson's

Winter Bugs: 10 Year Anniversary Edition

Lisa's Winter Bugs: Ten Year Anniversary Edition (ebook) $9.99    

*Lisa's Print books will arrive with spring, pre-order now.       

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Part Legend, All Hero... Donnie Destin™

An Old Wild West Novel Set in the Blufflands of Minnesota

Donnie Destin in Worm Moon, Book One, SHORE TO FIND Series, Written and Illustrated by Lisa Loucks Christenson

Donnie Destin™ in Worm Moon, Book One, SHORE TO FIND

Written and Illustrated by Lisa Loucks Christenson


           Lisa Loucks Christenson's (writing as L. L. Christenson), Christian Dystopian Saga

      8H: Eight Horsemen of Equinox Estuary, First Christmas in Eden is available for pre-order now:


 L. L. Christenson

#1, First Christmas in Eden

                                                                 8H: Eight Horsemen of Equinox Estuary                                                                           


Wolves of Whitewater Falls is a #1 International Best Selling Series 

                                               Visit Whitewater Falls, Minnesota Wolves of Whitewater Falls

                                                                               Published by: Snowy River Press

Written and Illustrated by Lisa Loucks Christenson
Wolves of Whitewater Falls™ Series Written and Illustrated by Lisa Loucks Christenson


                                           Lisa's Bald Eagle Documentary 2005-present



Daedee and Dancer

YEAR ONE: 2005

 The Eagle Nest                        Coffee Bar & Cafe                   

  Daedee and Dancer

    YEAR TWO: 2006

Epiphany Season

  Daedee and Dancer

   YEAR THREE: 2007    Calling all Scribes

       Daedee and Dancer

       YEAR FOUR: 2008 

    Snow Falling on Eagles


Daedee and Dancer

    YEAR FIVE: 2009    Gifts from our Eagles


Daedee and Dancer

YEAR SIX: 2010           

  Exodus 19:4

"For I have lifted you on eagles wings and brought you to me..."




       Daedee and Dancer

        YEAR SEVEN: 2011

             I Flew Broken

   Daedee and Dancer

   YEAR EIGHT: 2012


   Affinity for Infinity

    Daedee and Dancer

YEAR NINE: 2013  

   Eagle Against Sky       

         Daedee and Dancer

         YEAR TEN: 2014

    Legend of the Sun Dogs

  Daedee and Dancer


Daughters on Dancer's Skies

   Daedee and Dancer


         Tipping Point

Daedee and Dancer



Ties that Bind