Merry Christmas 2015




From Show-Me Nature Photography, wishing all my friends and acquaintances a very Merry Christmas! (Image from Yellowstone National Park, captured a few years ago in winter)      

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Large Hair (et. al) Ball




Yesterday, I collected the SD card from my trail cam that is set up in the nearby barn where the endangered Barn Owls have recently been spotted. While I was changing out the batteries and SD card, I noticed a couple of owl “pellets” on the barn floor. So, before leaving, I placed them inside […]

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Halloween Penant Dragonflies




Today’s post contains some images I captured in 2012 and never published. Wandering one of the local Missouri Conservation Areas, a lot of Halloween Penant dragonflies were resting on various prairie grasses. The penant dragonflies are in the same family as the skimmer dragonflies. Their name “penant” comes from their typical posture of perching at, […]

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Brrrr … Early Morning Hike




After my early morning shoot of the “near Venus-Moon occultation”, I decided to hike around the prairie and see what was going on. One thing for sure, it was quite cold! Temperatures were just below freezing and everything was looking like a winter wonderland. Not a lot of wildlife activity, but here are some early […]

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Close Encounters of the Venus Kind




Did anyone get out early yesterday morning to view the “occultation” of the planet Venus with our moon? I set my alarm extra early and headed out to a local Conservation Area, where I had a large prairie in front of me and plenty of open space to view/photograph this event. However, I didn’t prepare […]

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Nature’s Buttheads




Today’s post features photos I traveled to Waterton Canyon to capture … bighorn sheep rams in the annual rut. This was my third straight year traveling to the canyon to capture the headbutting of the bighorn rams, as they establish dominance among the herd. I’ve got to say that I wasn’t 100% successful … the […]

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A New Sport: Ice Kayaking!




Call me adventurous … call me thrill-seeking … or call me a fool! Two morning ago, I decided to go kayaking at a nearby conservation area … even though the temperature was only 24F! Since the afternoon before had been pretty nice (upper 40’s) I was sure that the water would be totally open … […]

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Fun Friday: Please Don’t Eat the Flowers!




Today’s Fun Friday post comes from 2013, while photographing in the beautiful Glacier National Park in northwest Montana. I came upon this image over the weekend, while working on assembling information for a return trip to the park next summer. This image was captured early in the morning, just a few days after the park […]

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Bighorn Rams of Waterton Canyon




Today’s post features some of the many Bighorn Sheep ram images I captured during my recent trip to Waterton Canyon, Colorado:     At one point, one of the older rams (not one of the largest in this herd) attempts to mate with a ewe that was not yet ready to mate:   In another […]

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The Lambs of Waterton Canyon




Today’s post includes some images I captured of the young Bighorn Sheep lambs as they meandered and foraged among the canyon walls and trail in Waterton Canyon, Colorado. It’s always fun to watch and photograph the lambs as they scurry about, sometimes chasing one another and sometimes just checking out their environment. Here are my […]

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