Author Archives: Jim

Professional nature photographer, specializing in capturing animal behaviors, wildflowers and scenics. Member of NANPA, Great Plains Nature Photographers and Missouri Prairie Foundation. Also a Master Gardener.

Weather, or Not

Today’s post features  3 images I captured one day at Amarugia Highlands CA (west-central Missouri). Amarugia has always been a place where I enjoyed photographing wildlife. However, in today’s post a storm was brewing and clouds began forming and rolling around the sky … and there I was, with only a couple of wildlife telephoto […]

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Forecast: Bitter Cold!

Today’s post features a previously unpublished image captured a few years ago along the Mississippi River near Iowa’s Quad Cities. With bitterly cold temperatures forecast, the early morning saw a lot of steam rising off the river … with an occasional Bald Eagle looking for a fish breakfast:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark […]

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King of the Mountain

Today’s post features one of the most common residents of the Rocky Mountain’s at higher altitudes, the Yellow-bellied Marmot. Here are a few favorite images I captured during one of my trips there: It’s always fun to be around these guys, particularly when you can be with young marmots playing.   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon […]

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Unforgettable Adventure

Today’s post features a group of Mountain Goats that I encountered while hiking around Mount Evans, Colorado, a few years ago. As I hiked over the rocky terrain, taking in the glorious scenery, I noticed a group of Mountain Goats that were heading towards me. I decided to find a nice, flat rock to sit […]

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Perched in the Wildflowers

Today’s post features an image I captured on one of my last photo trips to Minnesota. While driving the Sherburne NWR, I came across a nice patch of wildflowers that was very busy with pollinators and other insects. This nice red dragonfly captured my attention as it’s red body contrasted nicely with the yellows of […]

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The Green Deal

Today’s post features a night photograph I captured over northeast Wyoming’s Devil’s Tower a few years ago. The green, mist-like sky is called “Green Airglow” (there also appears to be a small amount of red airglow). This airglow phenomenon was identified in 1868 by Swedish physicist Anders Angstrom, and scientists say is caused by photochemical […]

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Colorado Sings the Blues

I’m glad to be back at the computer … been busy with lots of things and have not had internet for a few days. So it’s nice to be able to get back online! Today’s post features a lovely blue wildflower, the Blue Columbine that can be found growing about the wonderful San Juan Mountains […]

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Colorful Colorado

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I’ve been visiting with family and friends, and now it’s time to get back to “work”! Today’s post features a couple of colorful landscapes from a trip to Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, captured a few years ago. When entering Colorado, there are several signs that welcome you to “Colorful […]

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Montana High-Rise

Today’s post comes from one of my many visits to the Lee Metcalf NWR in southwest Montana. Not far from Missoula, the refuge is nestled at the foot of the mountains. While driving around the refuge, this Great Blue Heron rookery was observed at the top of a tall pine (?) tree: Photographic Equipment Used: […]

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Head in the Clouds

Today’s post features some morning landscape photos I captured in Glacier National Park (Montana) a few years ago.  Made me “homesick” for the mountains as I prepared this blog post! In early morning, at high altitude on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, the landscape can often be quite dramatic:   Once the sun is up and the […]

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