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Video: Top shots from Summer 2017

The calendar says that is a wrap on summer 2017 and Mother Nature seems to agree given the change in the weather the last couple of days. I sat down this evening and put together a video collection of my favorite images from the season. Goodness. I am so thankful to have been able to capture images of such amazing creatures and scenes. I hope you enjoy the show!

Photo slideshow captures the Great American Eclipse

I don’t know how many “amazing” adjectives I can use to describe the solar eclipse last week and my being under the path of totality. More than a week later I still can’t believe it. The problem is that I don’t know how best to depict the photos I took of the event. The collage I shared last week did a good job I think and now I took some of the images and put them into a video slideshow. What do you think?

Video: Badger cubs at play

I always say I need to bring my video camera and just point it at whatever I am taking pictures of. Today I finally remembered and stuck it on top my truck while watching these three troublemakers. They were very rambunctious this morning while mom was off getting them breakfast. Wished I had it better centered on the action but I was busy taking regular pics at the same time.

Video: Burrowing Owl puts on a courtship display

As promised…. Very cool video of this Burrowing Owl. Best of all, some behavior not often seen as it performs a courtship display. He was hanging out on his burrow when another male nearby began a mating / courtship call. Not to be outdone, this owl hopped on top of a mullein plant and began calling as well. I took tons of pics but he was so cooperative I switched to video for a bit. It is kind of shaky as I was resting the camera on my truck window and zoomed in fully. Still fun to see and hear.

Video: Bald Eagle Top Shots 2016

One last recap video of some of my captures from 2016. Anyone who knows me well knows that there is one animal that I love to photograph and observe more than any other – Bald Eagles. Majestic, regal, fierce, graceful all come to mind when you think of these creatures and I will go just about anywhere and brave any conditions to photograph them. This video is a compilation of my ‘top shots’ of American’s symbol from the past year. See my wall for the videos from yesterday of my top shots for landscape and wildlife.

Video: Wildlife Top Shots 2016

We share this planet with so many amazing creatures, some of which I have had the privilege of capturing on ‘film’ over the past year. This is a look back at my wildlife ‘top shots’ from 2016 with raptors from hawks to eagles and #owls and mammals from bears to bison and bighorn. I hope you enjoy the look back! Best viewed in HD and full screen. ICYMI, I shared my landscape top shots earlier today so check that out too. Feel free to share.

Video: Landscape Top Shots 2016

Well, another year is just about in the books and for me, wow, it was quite an amazing one in terms of photography. I was able to capture beautiful scenes from right near home in Colorado to ones in the Canadian Rockies. I sat down last night and gathered up what I would call my landscape ‘top shots’ from the past year and compiled them into a video. I hope you enjoy it! Best viewed full screen. Feel free to share and be on the lookout for my wildlife top shots coming later today.