Going Into Hiding

Going into Hiding

I shot this several weeks ago after a morning out photographing.  I had seen this buck around, but had been unable to get in a good position to get a shot of him.  As I was leaving the park I saw a doe standing in a grove of trees.  As I was taking some pictures of her I saw something move out of the corner of my eye.  I got this shot just before he disappeared into the woods.  I have not seen this buck since.

Wildlife photography often involves as much skill as luck and time.  I have spent countless hours in the woods and walked away with nothing.  Then there are times when you least expect it that you get the opportunity to get some great shots.  A good lesson is to always be prepared and be persistent.

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Summer Buck

Summer BuckA buck stands in the meadow showing off his new antlers that still have the fur on them.

The Great Wildebeest Migration

A short video about the experience of watching the wildebeest cross the Mara River as part of the annual wildebeest migration on the Serengeti in Africa.

Motherly Love

Motherly Love

I found this as I was going through my old photos from my trip to Africa.  An African elephant mother was nursing her baby as her herd was grazing in Samburu National Reserve.

Yosemite Bear

Bear

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”

John Muir

A day after hiking up onto a bear in Yosemite I had a little more comfortable encounter with a male cinnamon black bear.  While driving the upper back country on our way out of Yosemite National Park we went on a little used back road this bear walked out in front of the vehicle.  I rolled down the back window and took a couple of shots as the bear slipped through the shadows of the forest.

Sign of the Change in Weather

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An American Toad took cover on the side of the trail on one of my early spring hikes.  As these small animals become more abundant it is a sure sign that the warm weather is here to stay.

Guarding Her Nest

eagle3wordI took one of my spring trips down to Shiloh National Military Park a couple of weeks ago to see the new eagle chicks.  There are two eaglets this year.  I did not see them, but their mother sat on this limb for a long time protecting her nest and her young.  Witnessing amazing animals like bald eagles in the wild make spending time in nature worth every minute.