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Rare Birds in Florida

Recently while leading a photo tour throughout Florida to photograph birds, it occurred to me how much things have changed. I don’t mean how much things have become worse, or crowded, but rather how much several species have increased in population.

I’ve been traveling to...

Rare Birds in Florida

Recently while leading a photo tour throughout Florida to photograph birds, it occurred to me how much things have changed. I don’t mean how much things have become worse, or crowded, but rather how much several species have increased in population.

I’ve been traveling to...

American Oystercatcher

Last week while leading a photo workshop in warm and sunny Florida, I was walking down a long stretch of beach with my group of photographers in tow. The sun had just come up spreading a warm yellowish glow across the sand and the crashing waves at the shore. A warm breeze blew in from the ocean...

Woodpeckers

Once again, I found myself sitting outside in my small photo blind trying to capture a handful of images of birds in a winter/snowy setting. The temperatures where a balmy minus 5 below zero and I was starting to feel the cold penetrate my many layers of clothing.

I was fortunate enough...

Pine Marten

Having just returned from 3 weeks in Yellowstone leading photo tours/workshops, I am tempted to write more about the several encounters I had with the large charismatic predator, the Gray Wolf. However, this time I think I will write about a small, rather un-charismatic predator. A predator that...

Yellowstone Wolves

The complexity of nature is often hard to understand and even harder to witness. Sure, we learn about it in school, read about it in a book, or watch it on a TV nature documentary, but it isn’t until you see it firsthand that you start to understand and appreciate the complexity of nature....

Short-eared Owls

I am no stranger to winter weather. After all, I do live in the frozen northland. So, I really didn’t think much about it when I went out the other day to photograph some owls. I had in mind the shot I wanted and was determined to get out and try to make it happen. The subject was...

Evening Grosbeak

Nothing in nature ever stays the same. It is a mantra that I find myself telling people more and more. We expect nature to always be the same. And worse yet, we tend to look back at the “good old days” and remember how great things were and lament of how things are now. This is an...

Red Fox

Winter can be a challenging time for wildlife especially when deep snow blankets the land, and the wind blows bitterly cold. Birds fluff up their feathers and search high and low for anything to eat. Squirrels are extra plump and fuzzy and dig down through the snow in hopes of finding a...

Leucistic Nuthatch

At the risk of sounding like a broken record (for those too young for this reference, it refers to vinal records that would skip and repeat the same thing over and over again and were considered broken) I love unique or unusual critters. I try to highlight many of the more interesting and...

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