“And this is what I think of wildlife photographers.” I recent happened across a Coyote that appeared to have a bit of a sense of humor. It ran across the road not far in front of me and as I came to a stop to take pictures of it, it seemed to want to give me a sense of how it felt about having its photograph taken. Thankfully most of my subjects don’t feel the same. 😉
The temperature on my truck thermometer said it was 8 degrees when I snapped this image the day after Christmas. That certainly did not make me anxious to leave the warm environs but when a friend texted me to tell me about this herd of speed-demons nearby, I had to go.
Thankfully, unlike usual, they weren’t in too big of a rush to race away and gave me time to hop out and snap a few images. They looked absolutely gorgeous against the fresh snow.
Well yes, of course I am going to start out 2018 with a picture of my favorite creature. 😉 I happened across this gorgeous young eagle not too far from home the day after Christmas. Temperatures were in the single digits and I wasn’t too thrilled about having to walk a good ways to get a good view. Nevertheless, I did and it was kind enough to reward me with some nice poses and this great flyby showcasing its impressive wingspan.
The last of my annual recap slideshows with what I consider to be my photo event of the year.
My brother and I made plans to be in the path of totality three years ago. In the month or so leading up to it, I read and practiced as much as I could about how best to photograph this once-in-a-lifetime event.
With totality only last two minutes or so, I couldn’t afford to screw up! 😉 Thankfully, all that preparation paid off and I captured some great pics (IMHO) of this celestial event from start to finish.
I don’t know what the new year will hold for photographic opportunities but I don’t expect it will be able to top this. Happy New Year, everyone!
We share this planet with some pretty darned amazing creatures and I am blessed to live in a place where wildlife is abundant and easily accessible.
This past year I was able to photograph animals large and small, all impressive in their own right. From North America’s rarest mammal, the small but ferocious Black Footed Ferret, to the massive Grizzly Bear, I’ve captured images of dozens of species, all wondrous in their own right. This video slideshow provides a look back at my favorite images and wildlife encounters from 2017. I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings!
As most everyone knows, these majestic creatures are my love and passion. I spend more time photographing Bald Eagles than any other creature and simply cannot get enough of them.
This past year I was fortunate to have captured images of dozens of them, most notably I documented two nest sites that both successfully fledged young. Here are my top shots of these raptors from the past year.
From high altitude mountain scenes to the relatively flat Great Plains, my travels this year allowed me to view and capture a wide variety of scenery.
For the most part I stuck relatively close to home in Colorado other than a late spring trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons. Nevertheless, I was able to take in the splendor of a wide variety of scenes, each one of which I am extremely grateful for having been able to witness.
Nine species of hawks, five types of falcons, three types of owls and two different eagle species were among the birds of prey documented by my camera over the past year. This video slideshow puts together my favorite raptor images from the past year.
From the small but fierce American Kestrel to the massive Golden Eagle, they are all in here. I am truly privileged to have been able to see these magnificent creatures and capture images of them.
I hope you enjoy the show and keep an eye out for more in the coming days as I take a look back at my favorite captures from 2017. If you like these, be sure to check out my 2018 calendars and photo book.
I’ve been working on my end of the year photo slideshows and in doing so have found some pretty cool pics I have never shared. This is one of them, dating back to August 21 during the total solar eclipse.
I had two cameras going at the time, the primary one was zoomed in on the big event and you probably have seen those images (if not, see here). The other camera I handheld and just grabbed some random shots during the celestial event.
This was taken just as totality was ending and the sun was emerging from behind the moon. You get a nice look at the corona and a very cool starburst effect.
If you want to memorialize this extraordinary event, I have prints available of my eclipse pictures in a wide variety of sizes and formats. Just let me know what you are looking for.
A taste of the Arctic for us today as cold air refused to move out and left us with some pretty darned cold temperatures. The so-called “high” temperature at my house not far from here was 11 degrees. That does not make this photographer want to venture far from his truck to say the least!
This image was taken at Barr Lake State Park as light snow fell in the late morning and clung to the trees. I did walk around some, but it didn’t take long before my fingers were telling me I better get inside the warmth! 😉