Poison Dart frogs, strange-looking insects, and exotic fungus and flowers were the subject of our macro shoot in Costa Rica. We were with a wonderful Road Scholar group led by John Hendrickson, a professional photographer, on Nature Photography in Costa Rica. The subject this day was macro, with and without fill flash. Sometimes our subject […]
We’ve all seen commercials and videos recently of interesting animal buddies, but today was the first time I witnessed a doggie/deer combo myself. Although I frequent this back road often, looking for birds, I’ve never seen a dog running around loose. And this one was accompanied by a young deer. They sauntered down the middle […]
According to an article on Black-tailed Rattlesnakes, this venomous snake packs a punch and “is capable of delivering large amounts of potent venom. If encountered, it should be left alone. A large percentage of envenomations occur when a snake is handled or abused.” While on a birding trip to Cave Creek Canyon in Arizona last […]
Of all the beautiful photos we got on our birding trip to the coast of Central California, the most exciting to me was of a very cooperative bobcat at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park below Big Sur. When asked what my favorite bird was, I had to say, it wasn’t a bird at all, […]
These blubbery sausage-like seals are a sight to behold, sometimes blending in with the rocks that they’ve hauled out onto. They stick close to shore so that when the tide goes out they can do their version of planking, often with head and tail upraised, looking something like a banana! They weigh between up […]
Last week while hoping for shorebirds at Montour Preserve, and watching for anything that moves from the kayak, I spotted this long, thin, chocolate-brown creature. I’ve seen them on the other side of the preserve before where very few people walk the trails, but never out in the open with people walking the path 5 […]
What do you call a nature walk by kayak? Not sure, but I love early mornings all alone in my kayak at Montour Preserve near my home. Here are some images I captured from this morning. I am in awe of our Great Creator!!
Across the field from where I was birding with friends was an animal that we thought was a deer at first. Putting bins on it, we realized we were seeing an adult coyote running along the woods with a young pup running behind. I know that the farmers in our area would not be happy […]