Fun Friday: A Stack of Owls




Today’s “Fun Friday” post gives me great hope on again experiencing/photographing Missouri’s endangered Barn Owls. This image was captured in a Missouri barn that is about 10 miles from my rural home. The barn owl is endangered in Missouri, with only a handful of known populations throughout the state. And when a population is discovered, […]

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Fun Friday: Where is Spring?




With temperatures in the Midwest dipping so low, I thought a cute, winter image would be appropriate for this week’s “Fun Friday” post: This image was captured in beautiful Yellowstone NP, in the middle of winter. As the free-ranging Bison forage for food, they swing their large, muscular heads side-to-side to remove snow from the […]

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Fun Friday: What Kind of Pie is for Dessert? (Re-post)




Yummm … Magpie!   Actually, this Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) was in no real danger. The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) had a piece of fish in his talons (not visible from this angle, due to the snow) and was just being vigilant that this magpie didn’t move in to grab a piece.

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Merry Christmas!




On this Christmas Day, I’m featuring a couple of images I made a couple of years ago on a winter photo trip to Yellowstone National Park. This first image was made in Gardiner, Montana, just outside Yellowstone National Park. During the evening twilight, we found a spot overlooking Gardiner and set up to shoot some […]

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Fun Friday: Thief! (Re-post)




(Note: this post originally published in February, 2011, after returning home from a visit to Yellowstone National Park) Time for another “Fun Friday” post … one of those “just for fun” images/stories! Today’s post includes an image of an unlikely “thief”, caught in action, in Yellowstone NP. On my last day in the interior of […]

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Yellowstone’s West Thumb, Part 1




When we first pulled up to the “warming hut” in the West Thumb area of Yellowstone, we were greeted with amazing light … the morning was very cold (remember, it was -38°F when we got up!). Combining with all the steam from the numerous thermal pools of West Thumb, the light filtering through the trees created a very […]

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Fun Friday: “Mirror, Mirror …”




It’s been a while since I’ve posted a “Fun Friday” post, one just for fun, so here goes. As I was quietly sitting along the creek bank waiting for beavers, a flurry of bird activity started up. There were various kinds of birds observed: flickers, downy woodpeckers, tufted titmice, American goldfinches, a wren (not yet […]

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