Category Archives: 2013

From Chili Dog to Hot Dog

Yesterday’s post featured a single, Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) that was fluffed up as the early morning winds made the cold air feel bitterly cold (“Plump Little Doggie”). A short while later, the sun began to warm the area (still cold, though!) and today’s post features some photographs of active Black-tailed Prairie Dogs (Cynomys […]

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Fun Friday: Plump Little Doggie

While in the Badlands, I came upon one of many prairie dog towns. As the day progressed, and temperatures rose into the 20’s, Black-tailed Prairie Dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) began to appear. This little guy looks like he is getting plenty to eat! In reality, his coat was bristled out and furnishing him some warmth in […]

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A Golden Opportunity

… to see a Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), that is. On the first of my 2 days in Badlands NP in late October, I was afforded the opportunity to see and photograph a Golden Eagle. I’ve seen a couple of goldens before … one in Yellowstone NP and a juvenile just outside Big Bend NP […]

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A Badlands Sunset

My short, 2-day photography stop in the Badlands NP (South Dakota) was too short for me … I have been in love with this place for several years now and it always seems that each trip there is not enough time! Today’s post includes some HDR images of the Badlands landscapes, just before and during […]

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My, What Big Ears You Have!

On my last day in Waterton Canyon, I was able to photograph some Mule Deer (Odocoileus bemionus), appropriately named due to their large ears. They sometimes are also known as Black-tailed Deer. These deer were likely around me on my earlier hike into the canyon, but the snow that was present on my last day […]

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A Slightly Shy Beaver

Last week I posted on a busy beaver in Waterton Canyon, after fresh snow fell and the temperatures dropped like a rock (“Now That Winter is Nearly Here”). Today’s post is the same beaver, showing a series of images of him hard at work. In this first image, he waddled out of the water and […]

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Up Close & Personal

During one of my days in Waterton Canyon, one of the Bighorn Sheep rams came walking down the trail and walked right past me, stopping to “pose” for me: Photo Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 100mm-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens Handheld ISO 800 Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/125 sec. – 1/5000 sec.   […]

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Vertical Climb

Oops! Meant to publish this post prior to moving to the Badlands NP posts, but overlooked it. It is always such a treat to watch one of our hoofed mammals make a steep, vertical climb along the cliffs and canyon … and seemingly with no effort. As I walked Waterton Canyon one morning, this single […]

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The Big, Bad Badlands

On the way home from my recent Colorado photography trip, I decided to stop by the Badlands NP in South Dakota. This park also has a herd of Bighorn Sheep that I wanted to photograph. But I also photographed several other wildlife species and some landscapes of the wonderful scenery of the Badlands. Over the […]

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Thanksgiving Blessings

To all my friends and followers, wishing you Thanksgiving Blessings on this holiday!   HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!    

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