Category Archives: Travel Photography

Blog posts that contain images made while traveling.

Time for Chicks

Today’s post features a pair of Great Egrets at the Venice Rookery (Florida) this February. While photographing Great Blue Herons that were actively nesting, several pairs of Great Egrets were busy building their nests, bringing in sticks and branches. Looking over to one pair, they were engaged in mating: This was the only “active nest” […]

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Photo-bombed By an Ibis

Today’s post comes from my recent Florida trip, and was captured at the Venice Rookery. While photographing an active Great Blue Heron nest, I was shooting lots and lots of images, hoping to capture “that special moment”. Well, as it was early in the morning, the roosting White Ibises (“Ibi”?) were beginning to leave the […]

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Feed Me!

Today’s post comes from my February trip to Florida. One of my favorite shooting spots is the Venice Rookery. Today I’m featuring an active Great Blue Heron nest, located at the rookery. Today’s images were taken early on, during my 2-day photo shoot here. In this nest, there are 3 “cute” nestlings: In upcoming posts, […]

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Fun Friday: A Wise Little Bird

Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from Cape Coral, Florida, during my February trip around multiple sites in Florida. The Burrowing Owl is an endangered and protected species in the community of Cape Coral. This little owl was spotted in a residential area, just down the road from one of my good Florida friends: Note the […]

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Fun Fri: Build It – They Will Come

Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from my recent Florida trip. More specifically, while visiting Myakka River State Park (one of my favorite places to photograph in Florida) I came upon an amusing sight … wild turkey and raccoons, both busy foraging at a couple of the park’s feral hog traps: Feral hogs have been a […]

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Big Bird in Flight

Today’s photo collection focuses on some of the Great Egrets as they flew around the rookery at the Venice Rookery (Florida) recently. I always view this bird as a magnificent sight to see, particularly in flight:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark II body and Canon 7D body Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens (top […]

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You Watchin’ Me?

Today’s post comes from my recent Florida trip, while photographing an assortment of birds at the Venice Rookery. In this first image, the green heron appears to be locked into a show-down with me as I photographed him: The Green Heron loves to sit close to the water and watch for fish activity: Coming up […]

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Feathery Delight

Today’s post features the Great Egret in breeding plumage. The Great Egret is a wonderful sight, when captured in breeding plumage. A couple of the most notable changes is the green “lores” that develop at the base of the long beak, along with the wonderful, feathers that showcase this bird. In this top image, the […]

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Black-crowned Night Heron

Today’s post comes from the Venice Rookery in Venice Florida, captured during my recent trip to Florida. The Black-crowned Night Heron is a common resident of this rookery: Coming up, more birds from the Venice Rookery.   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark II body Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens Bogen 3221 tripod ISO 1600 […]

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Venice Rookery: Night Shift

I hope all my readers are safe and well from the pandemic that we now face. I’ve been mostly at home, at my new residence at the Lake of the Ozarks. However, I did take some time off to check out some “new” photo spots here, primarily for wildflowers. Nice to get back out in […]

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