Sibling Rivalry (Re-post)

(This post originally published in September 2010) The other day, as I was kayaking around one of my favorite areas, I saw 2 juvenile raccoons at the water’s edge. With no observed provocation, one of the raccoons started biting at the other’s neck. After only a very short time, the other raccoon reciprocated, initiating a […]

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Back in the Saddle Again (Re-post)

(This post originally published in September 2010) After 3 months abstinence from kayaking, I made my first, renewed kayak adventure yesterday! I have 2 favorite places nearby where I like to kayak/photograph. One of the areas has extremely low water levels right now and navigating the creek is impossible with camera equipment, due to downed […]

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Bedtime (Re-post)

With all the rain we’ve been getting, I haven’t been able to go kayaking for the last week … starting to get cabin fever! I decided I’d go back through my images from last year; I still have some keywording and adding images to my collections to do in Lightroom. As I was going through […]

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Breakfast hors d’oeuvres (Re-post)

(Originally published July 2010) On my last kayak outing, I was hoping to see Momma Raccoon (Procyon lotor) with her 5 kits again. They are so much fun to watch/photograph. Mom is very patient with them; while she forages for food and tries to teach them the ropes, some of the youngsters follow her closely, […]

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Mom’s Gonna Teach Us How to Catch Fish ‘n’ Frogs ‘n’ Stuff! (Re-post from 2010)

(This post originally published in June, 2010) Yesterday’s kayak outing was fantastic! It all started with the drive out to the launch area … we had a “cold” front move through on Sunday and this resulted not only in a grand sunset on Sunday, but the sunrise on Monday was also quite spectacular! In fact, […]

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A Kayak Adventure (Re-post)

(This post was originally published in June, 2010) With the slowdown in the number of rains moving through our area, I was able to get out in the kayak 3 times this past week. I am currently working a State Conservation area that is about 10 miles from my house. When I awoke yesterday morning, […]

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“Just Let Me Sleep!”

Last week while I was kayaking and watching for warblers, I happened to look up a nearby dead tree and saw this furry little ball, with only 2 little ears showing, soundly sleeping in the fork of the tree:     I was pretty sure I knew what it was, but paddled a bit closer to get into […]

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My Kayaking Friends!

In addition to the ducks I’ve been photographing from the kayak, I also have met a couple of mammals. Raccoons (Procyon lotor) are pretty common at the spots I like to kayak. In fact, early this summer I should be able to photograph moms with kits as they teach the little ones the art of foraging at the water’s […]

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