Category Archives: 2015

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Today’s post features a previously unpublished image captured a few years ago along the Mississippi River near Iowa’s Quad Cities.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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Fun Friday: Hijacked!

Today’s post features a long sequence of images I captured of a mid-air hijacking of a fish, by a Bald Eagle. This sequence was captured a few years ago as wintering bald eagles were fishing in the Mississippi River, near LeClaire, Iowa. Here’s the scenario … An immature Bald Eagle spots a fish in the […]

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Common Milkweed Lovers

As a followup to yesterday’s post of the Common Milkweed wildflower, today’s post contains some of the prairie critters that are attracted to this lovely plant: A Green Lacewing, searching for small insects: A pair of love-struck Red Milkweed Beetles mating: Two fly species )unidentified): And two different (unidentified) moths: Noticeably absent was the Monarch […]

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Backlit Bug

From one of last summer’s hike across the local, Missouri prairie, a Wheel Bug on a backlit Helianthus wildflower plant: Looking forward to re-visiting this nearby prairie this summer, as well as a new prairie that was just purchased by the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF). Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon EF […]

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Visions of Spring

While editing yesterday’s photo of the Monarch butterfly chrysalis, I also saw these images, which were never featured in a blog post. Also in my sister-in-law’s garden, were these beautiful flowers: The top two are lilies and the bottom two are wildflowers, all contained in a flower garden behind her house. I always enjoy photographing […]

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