Category Archives: Photography from a kayak

Photographs or information on photographing nature from a kayak

Happy Hibiscus

Today’s post features a wildflower I captured from my kayak a few years ago … the Rose Mallow (in the Hibiscus family). Standing erect and blooming with a bright elegance, I was able to kayak pretty close to a stand of these wildflowers that were growing in shallow water at Bittern Bottoms CA (Missouri):   […]

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A Nice Shade of Red

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of these beauties here in the Ozarks … the Red-headed Woodpecker (photos from the archives, captured while kayaking a Missouri creek):   Always a wonderful find when they profile against a blue sky (which we’ve not seen very often, lately).        

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Double the Fun

Today’s post comes from one of my past Baja (Mexico) photo trips. On the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula, Laguna San Ignacio is a popular and most extraordinary place to visit. This area is normally a busy fishing area for the area’s fishermen. In late fall, Gray Whales migrate here for both breeding and […]

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Taking Flight

Today’s post features a Blue-winged Teal drake (male) as it lifts off the Amarugia Highlands creek (MO), captured from my kayak. Yes, there is a beautiful green patch on the wing, but the leading edge is blue, giving this colorful duck it’s name: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS […]

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Colorful Shoveler

Today’s post features an image I captured a few years ago, while kayaking at Amarugia Highlands CA, in west-central Missouri. This drake (male) Northern Shoveler was captured resting on a log in the creek, during the duck migration: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” […]

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Seek and Ye Shall Find

(… but not this time.) Today’s post features a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher as he hunts for insects in the trees along the shoreline of Bittern Bottoms CA (Missouri), captured while I kayaked the area. The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher is a fun bird to watch as he flits from tree to tree, foraging for insects that are found […]

Also posted in 2012, 2021, Bird Photography, Birds, Blog, Nature Photography | | Tagged | Leave a comment

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 […]

Also posted in 2011, 2021, Bird Photography, Birds, Blog, Nature Photography | | Leave a comment

Sing a Joyful Song!

Today’s post features an image I found from 2006.  While kayaking in Amarugia CA (Missouri), I came upon this happy little Prothonotary Warbler, singing like no tomorrow. I decided to feature this image today as this morning has been a cheerful morning to me … sun up in clear skies at the lake, steam coming […]

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Fun Friday: Locked & Loaded

Today’s “Fun Friday” post features a very aware Green Heron. While kayaking in the Amarugia CA (Missouri), I came upon this Green Heron who was perched on a stump in the creek, busy preening. When he saw me, he immediately turned his focus from himself, to me (with me feeling as if he was “locked […]

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In Remembrance …

Today’s post has been published in remembrance of Pastor Kelly Caldwell, of West Lake Christian Church, who passed away last week, after a long, hard fight against the covid virus. I first met Pastor Kelly about two years ago. When visiting my (now) fiancee, Bobbie, at the Lake of the Ozarks, we would attend the […]

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