Time For Some Woodies




We need some rain very badly right now. If nothing else, I could use some more water so I get my kayak out for some wood duck photography! Here are a few I’ve captured in the past few years: These are all drakes (males), which are very colorful ducks. Very skittish, though, as they are […]

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“Fun Friday: Splish-Splash …”




… I was takin’ a bath!” Following this past week’s theme, today’s post also comes my 2006 photo trip to Baxter State Park (Maine) to photograph moose in the fall colors. As mammals often do, this cow moose decided to shake off the water after lifting her head out of the water while foraging for […]

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Cow and Calf Moose




Today’s post features some cow and calf moose that I captured in 2006 at Sandy Stream Pond in Baxter State Park (Maine). In this first image, a cow and her calf are walking at the pond’s edge: A couple of minutes later, mom decided to cross the pond. With a little reluctance, the calf finally […]

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Close Encounters!




Over the weekend, I had a chat with one of my local Master Gardener friends about close encounters with wild animals. I mentioned my close encounters with some Mountain Goats a couple of years ago. He was interested in seeing some of the images captured, so I’m re-posting that post today. Below is my original […]

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Fun Friday: Open Wide!




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from my January bald eagle photography workshop on the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa. A single, American White Pelican flew in and was fishing in front of us for a while, during 2 of our 3 days on the river. I just love the expression on this guy as he […]

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Fun Friday: Just Hangin’ Around




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from my rural Missouri front yard. As I was driving up the gravel driveway the other afternoon, I found this juvenile Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor) hanging upside-down from a tree branch that drooped over the driveway. After parking the car, I grabbed my camera and got a quick couple of […]

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Fun Friday: A Simulated Cat Nap!




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from Hallo Bay, Alaska, the site of yesterday’s bear fight images. As fall quickly approaches, the coastal brown bears experience “hyperphasia”, a term that defines the insatiable need for the bears to gorge on food and put on as many pounds as possible so that they can endure the upcoming […]

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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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A Lightweight on a Heavyweight




Came upon this image while looking for blog material this morning. While photographing the dragonflies that I featured over the past few posts, I also came upon this Halloween Penant that was resting atop an Ironweed wildflower: I always enjoy finding/photographing dragonflies and butterflies in the meadow, especially when they are on/around colorful wildflowers. Photographic […]

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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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