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Ruffed Grouse

I am fascinated by the diversity of mother nature. And this was abundantly clear to me the other day while I sat in a tiny chair blind, in the dark, waiting for the sun to come up and for a Ruffed Grouse to enter the habitat that lay before me.

The grouse of the world are one of the more...

Sage Grouse

Looking up into the dark Wyoming night sky, all the stars in the Milky Way where shining so brightly it looked like white paint had been splashed across the sky from horizon to horizon. I blinked my eyes a couple times to bring the entire scene into better focus. After all, it was 4 in the...

Snail Kites

It seems like there are as many different strategies employed for a bird’s survival as there are species of bird. Think about all the different ways and things a bird must do just to survive. These include a wide range of nesting strategies and feeding strategies. This fact was glaringly...

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...

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