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Gopher Tortoise

by Stan Tekiela
© NatureSmart
April 24, 2013


I think one of the great advantages of traveling is being able to see and photograph some super cool wildlife. For example I just returned from a trip to SW Florida. One afternoon after a wildly successful morning photographing Sandhill Crane adults with newly hatched chicks, I stopped by a wildlife area I've never visited before. Scouting out new locations is an essential part of the wildlife photography game.

Right away I saw a few Florida Scrub Jays, an...

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11-25-12   Alaska Part 2
10-29-12   Brown Bears
10-15-12   Black Bear Mating

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