Category Archives: Photography from a kayak

Photographs or information on photographing nature from a kayak

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 […]

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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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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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Colorful Kayak Trip

Today’s post features an image that I ran upon yesterday, while reviewing my past photographic images. A few years ago, while kayaking at a nearby Missouri Conservation Area, I paddled by a beautiful male Prothonotary Warbler: In spring, it is always a joy to kayak one of the nearby waterways and see what new warblers […]

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2018 Highlights – May

As I continue through my 2018 journey highlights, May’s dominant theme was wildflowers and warblers, both becoming quite common in this late spring month. My adventures included visiting three new prairies and one new Missouri Conservation Area, and of course, my “regular” nearby kayak locations: Prairie Larkspur: Indian Paintbrush: Ox-Eye Daisies: Common Yellowthroat Warbler: Woodland […]

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2018 Highlights – Februrary

Today’s post highlights some of my favorite images from my extended photo trip to Florida, in February of 2018.  I experienced some wonderful things, including snorkeling with manatees, kayaking in Myakka River State Park, photographing all the wonderful birds at the famous bird rookery in Venice, Ding Darling NWR, the Everglades, Green Cay, and multiple […]

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Wood Duck Drakes from the Kayak

While looking for a specific image in my large collection of nature images, I ran across a few from a few years ago, that I never published. The Wood Duck drake (male) is such a colorful duck and always fun to photograph.  Although they are typically quite skittish, wearing camo clothing in a kayak often […]

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