Myakka’s Sandhill Cranes




Myakka River typically has Sandhill Cranes that forage and roost within the park. From the Myakka River bridge, a single crane flew in one morning, just before sunrise, to forage along the river. This post features a few of my favorite images of this bird as it foraged near the river: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon […]

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Black Vultures




One of the most common birds found in Myakka River State Park is the Black Vulture. Usually in groups, they are very interesting and curious birds. As I visited Deep Hole to photograph the gators, the vultures became interested in me and one-by-one, they began to fly across Deep Hole, near where I was located. […]

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Holy Cow!




… Sea cow, that is. In my recent absence from publishing nature blog posts, I have been taking a restful “vacation”, traveling around Florida and photographing some of my favorite wading birds, marine mammals and reptiles/amphibians. Now that I’m back home (and in the process of downloading thousands of new images), my first post features […]

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Another Owl Prowl, Part 2




Today’s post features a few more short-eared owl images I captured last week. Here are a few of my favorites: In an upcoming post, I’ll feature some images of these owls actively hunting, as they intently stare and dive into the tall grasses for their prey. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark 2 body Canon […]

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Another Owl Prowl, Part 1




Last week, I published a couple of posts of a very successful outing in southwest Missouri, to photograph the wonderful little Short-eared Owls (if you missed these posts, you can find them by clicking on these links: “Owl Prowl, Part 1” , “Owl Prowl, Part 2”). As usual, whenever an outing goes very well, it’s […]

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Those Beautiful Red Birds!




One of my favorite wading birds is the Roseatte Spoonbill. Unfortunately, they are not seen in my neck of the woods. Here are a few images of these beautiful birds that I captured a few years ago while in Florida: Can’t wait to get back to Florida … hope it’s sooner, rather than later!   […]

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A Tribute




I was saddened to hear, just a couple of days ago, of the passing of the Hallo Bay Wilderness Bear Camp owner and Naturalist, Clint Hlebechuk. I have been to the Hallo Bay camp may times and always had a wonderful time and captured thousands of images of the wonderful brown bears of Katmai NP […]

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Owl Prowl, Part 2




In the first of this owl prowl series, I posted a few images of the short-eared owls as they began to take flight during their ritualistic, late afternoon hunt over the prairies (if you missed it, you can click on this link to see it: “Owl Prowl, Part 1”). In Part 2, I’m featuring some […]

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Owl Prowl, Part 1




Today’s post features some images I captured this past Saturday, as I photographed Short-eared Owls as they began their hunting ritual around sunset. Short-eared Owls are not year-round residents in my area. But in winter, they often will migrate southward, from the upper Midwest prairies, to prairie land in Missouri. These owls are one of […]

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Valley of the Eagles




Today’s post features another Alaska image, one captured along the Chilkat River Valley near Haines, Alaska. In this protected region, also known as “The Valley of the Eagles”, warm thermals keep the Chilkat River open well into November and a late salmon run attracts thousands of bald eagles along a 2.5 mile stretch. This image […]

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