Category Archives: 2011

Going Underground?

Today’s post features a shot I captured while kayaking the creek at Amarugia Highlands CA (Missouri) a few years ago. As I paddled the creek, I saw this Barred Owl as it feasted on some morsel for breakfast. Just recently, when I edited a lot of older images, I found that the prey looks to […]

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Hot as a Firecracker!

Today’s post features a couple of landscape photographs I captured during one of my photo trips to South Dakota’s Badlands National Park. The Badlands area is very diverse, and depending on when you visit, you can experience bitterly cold winds, or a landscape with dry, parched grounds that pretty much supports only wildflowers and some […]

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Dangerous Weapons!

Today’s post features another image from one of my photo trips to Alaska. While visiting Ketchikan, where bald eagles are seen everywhere, I found an adult eagle that was pretty close to where I was standing. While perusing the fine specimen, my eye was drawn to those powerful talons … very strong and very sharp […]

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Heading to the Midnight Sun

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured on my last trip to Alaska … aka, “The Land of the Midnight Sun”. This trip was a bit different than my earlier trips to Alaska … caught a ride on the M/V Columbia, one of the ferries of the Alaska State Ferry fleet. It was […]

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Fun Friday: A Stack of Owls

Today’s “Fun Friday” post gives me great hope on again experiencing/photographing Missouri’s endangered Barn Owls. This image was captured in a Missouri barn that is about 10 miles from my rural home. The barn owl is endangered in Missouri, with only a handful of known populations throughout the state. And when a population is discovered, […]

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Fun Friday: Where is Spring?

With temperatures in the Midwest dipping so low, I thought a cute, winter image would be appropriate for this week’s “Fun Friday” post: This image was captured in beautiful Yellowstone NP, in the middle of winter. As the free-ranging Bison forage for food, they swing their large, muscular heads side-to-side to remove snow from the […]

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Revisiting Blue Ice Fields

(I’m at the Lee’s Summit Art Festival today (the last day of the festival), meeting more wonderful nature-lovers and displaying my artwork. If you live in the Kansas City area, please stop by and say “Hi”. Yesterday, I met many great folks and enjoyed a wonderful weather day (low 60’s, sunny and just a gentlest […]

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Barnacles and Bears

Ok, so what do barnacles and bears have in common? Scientific and journalistic interest for one thing. It seems that I have been requested 3 times over the past month, for permission to publish a couple of images I made in Alaska. One is of a black bear (Ursus americanus) sow, “grazing” on barnacles along […]

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Yellowstone’s West Thumb, Part 1

When we first pulled up to the “warming hut” in the West Thumb area of Yellowstone, we were greeted with amazing light … the morning was very cold (remember, it was -38°F when we got up!). Combining with all the steam from the numerous thermal pools of West Thumb, the light filtering through the trees created a very […]

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Yellowstone Winter Images

Today’s post includes some more images made along our ride in the snowcoach, from Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful. These images were made near/along the Firehole River, as we neared the Old Faithful area. This area has a lot of thermal pools and geysers in the area and thus offers a wonderful, wintery view of steam-engulfed landscapes.

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