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Breakfast Time

May 17, 2017 - They're baaaaaack!!!!! I just commented the other day that we haven't seen the deer in over a week.
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Tough Takeoff

January 17, 2017 - You could hear the wingbeat before this swan got off the water. They truly are magnificent birds.
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In for A Landing

January 06, 2017 - This swan was making quite a splash coming in for the day.
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The Drifters

December 30, 2016 - Mother and child out for another swimming lesson.
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Drifting Along

December 09, 2016 - The geese have arrived and make sure they announce themselves every morning. It's about the only thing that breaks the s...
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Poetry in Motion

December 08, 2016 - Most of the time, there is nothing more graceful than a swan taking off and flying over the lake.
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I Can't Watch

December 06, 2016 - The adults were teaching the adolescents how to take off and land. Apparently, this one adolescent couldn't handle it....
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Regular Visitor

November 22, 2016 - The deer herd seems to have grown significantly from last year. We often get visited several times a day. I could get sp...
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Lighted Up

August 11, 2016 - Don't get to see these scenes too often since we left Florida
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Bigfoot

July 05, 2016 - Looked like a the leg of a sleeping giant to me. What do you see?
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Snow Capped

June 18, 2016 - Until recently I had hoped this was about as close to snow as I would ever get. You just never know how circumstances wi...
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High Note

April 06, 2016 - There we were, a dozen or so adults, responding to the call of the coyote. Must admit, some of us had it down good enoug...
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Coyote Cute

April 05, 2016 - We've all heard of, or maybe even experienced "coyote ugly". Well, this baby coyote was anything but!
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Perky

March 17, 2016 - The longer we stayed, the cuter this little guy appeared.
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Double the Pleasure

March 14, 2016 - Found these two butterflies busily pollinating on the island of Aruba.
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Lessons from Mom

March 14, 2016 - Mom spent a lot of time guiding and "lecturing these two pups while we stood around enjoying and photographing the group...
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The Swatter

March 10, 2016 - Don't be fooled, it may look like this tiger was swatting flies, but the paw position is a good indication that the tige...
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Lift Off

March 08, 2016 - This tiger left the ground so quickly, it didn't need a runway to gain momentum.
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Pollination in Action

February 15, 2016 - Butterflies add a lot of beauty in many ways.
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Spotted

February 14, 2016 - I spotted this "spotted robin" just as I was about to put the camera away for the day.
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Touch of Color

February 12, 2016 - Nice contrast; had to stop and preserve it.
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Look Beyond

February 10, 2016 - The starting point for wandering off to see what I see.
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Looking Back

February 05, 2016 - Not only was this cat fast in capturing prey, it run fast and it climbed as though it was rocket propelled.
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Sibling Rivalry

February 04, 2016 - These two kept us entertained with their antics for over an hour. No big surprise here, it turned out the female was the...
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Could It Be "Wily"

February 03, 2016 - You think "Wily" may be out looking for the "Roadrunner", or could it be looking for a meal?
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Here's Looking at You

February 02, 2016 - Whatever it was coming within range, this cat saw/sensed it long before I did. In fact I never did see the target approa...
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Breaching

February 01, 2016 - This is the moment everyone waits for while whale watching.
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Togetherness

February 01, 2016 - Mama was letting the kids run free, but not stray too far from her.
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I Dare You

January 29, 2016 - Tis Amur leopard was about one year old, but it was ready for action. You could say it was an aggressive adolescent in t...
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Owooo

January 28, 2016 - We used to have coyotes behind our condo in Michigan that would howl at the passing ambulance sirens. This was definitel...
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What's That?

January 27, 2016 - Given the chance, I probably would have named this little guy "curious George". Sure made for some great entertainment a...
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Peeping Out

January 26, 2016 - Don't let the perspective fool you, this is a big bird and a great fisherman.
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Spring Loaded

January 19, 2016 - Sure glad this cat's eyes were not focused on me.
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Gotcha

January 12, 2016 - No doubt where this cat was headed.
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Splashing

January 12, 2016 - This is one of the photos that motivated me to enter some recent "Guru Shots" photo challenges -- 6 categories in total...
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Fresh Catch

January 07, 2016 - The ospreys were very active early that particular morning and the catfish were providing breakfast all around.
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Eye of the Tiger

January 05, 2016 - There is now way you're going to win this "staredown". In fact, it's not something you really want to try.
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Georgia Morning

December 30, 2015 - Timing was just right this morning to capture the sun coming up over Grant's Beach in Georgia.
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Rolling Hills

December 19, 2015 - Just outside Nashville Tennessee. It was so peaceful, I almost considered staying here rather than moving on further nor...
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Ocean Afire

December 07, 2015 - Hard to beat getting up to this in the morning. Just have to feel sorry for those that sleep in and miss the beauty of t...
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About to Burst

December 02, 2015 - Even weeds can have appeal. It all depends on what you see.
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Fire in the Sky

October 19, 2015 - Sun kissed maple trees are putting on quite a show.
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On the Move

October 06, 2015 - What a thrill to be able to capture this beautiful Amur Leopard up close and in the open.
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Shades of Grey

September 11, 2015 - I don't see fifty different shades, but this looked like the "blink of an eye" and that's just about how long it lasted.
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Curiosity

September 10, 2015 - The deer seem to be everywhere. Could be some interesting photo opps once I figure out where the best areas are.
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Ostrich

August 29, 2015 - Got chased by one of these big birds in Melbourne Australia one day so decided to keep my distance. And no, it wasn't a...
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Taking Off

August 15, 2015 - This anhinga was in the scrub along side the marsh when I came along and startled him from his resting spot. Needless to...
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Perfect Pitch

August 13, 2015 - Here we use cast nets to get bait so we can go out for the big fish to put on the table. In the Amazon, cast nets are us...
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Curiosity

August 09, 2015 - I think he wanted to "monkey" around with the camera. Either that or he saw a long lost relative in our group.
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Hooded Pitcher

August 05, 2015 - One of several carnivorous plants we found in the Okefenokee Swamp. Fortunately, they were not large enough to eat us, b...
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Cock of the Walk

July 31, 2015 - Driving around the outskirts of Vero Beach and you never know what you'll find.
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Black-Crowned Night Heron

July 30, 2015 - The reason this stocky Black-Crowned Night Heron looks so funny, is that it is usually found with its neck pulled in. It...
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Brown Duck

July 28, 2015 - Not sure if this duck was finishing a bath or just splashing around to cool off. It was mid-day, sunny and 85 degrees....
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Fishing Time

July 26, 2015 - Time to relax. Got the spot, got the dock and we got the bait; the only thing missing is you.
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Drying in the Wind

July 25, 2015 - This anhinga, or "Snakebird" as named by the local Indians, is one of the best fisherman around. It looks like a snake w...
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Inside the Walls

July 24, 2015 - Overlooking the city of Dubrovnik Croatia from atop the wall.
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Along the Way

July 24, 2015 - Traveling the countryside in Ireland is an excellent way to wind down and connect with your surroundings.
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Cypress Knots

July 23, 2015 - Can you see nature's sculptures in the tree? What did you see?
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One Piece at a Time

July 21, 2015 - Looks like a home building project is in process for this Crested Caracara. Sure would like to be able to locate the nes...
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Sun & Surf

July 20, 2015 - Another day at the condo with onshore gusty winds. Where are the surfers?
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Heads Up

July 18, 2015 - That goes for you too!!!
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Final Approach

July 17, 2015 - A great opportunity suddenly presented itself to capture a "crested Caracara" coming in for a landing with "flaps down".
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Breaking Through

July 17, 2015 - Tonight was a real mixed bag, but it's always worth waiting for that special moment.
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Sea Foam

July 16, 2015 - Strong riptides up and down the Treasure Coast today. Current stronger than normal.
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Mystical

July 16, 2015 - Sunset combined with a little fog and...............
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Lavender Lilies

July 14, 2015 - May is the season to see a variety of waterlilies in SE Florida, and they come in a great variety of shapes, sizes and c...
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Stranded

July 14, 2015 - About the only thing to be found on the beach today is seaweed. There are no other people around. Hooch and I have the b...
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Alighting

July 13, 2015 - I am stumped as to what specific butterfly this is, but it landed long enough to capture this profile shot. I found it i...
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Incoming

July 12, 2015 - Tis the season here in Florida. This is the way begins and no one knows how it will end.
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Laundry Day

July 11, 2015 - This is what you call living off the land. The clothing was colorful and bright so they know how to make it work.
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What's That

July 09, 2015 - When I stopped to photograph these whistling ducks, I couldn't help but look and see if I could tell what they saw. It t...
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Evening Aftermath

July 08, 2015 - This is what it looks like out west after the storms have passed.
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"Bee-autiful"

July 07, 2015 - Out for a walk early one morning in Michigan when I came across a group of fading cornflowers. Guess this bee figured it...
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Focused Landing

July 06, 2015 - At first, I thought this caracara was performing an instrument, or blind, landing. Then I realized that the wing positio...
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Mottled Ducks (Anas Fulvigula)

July 05, 2015 - This duck is a close relative of the Mallard, and is the only dabbling duck specialized for nesting in southern marshes.
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Morning Calm

July 03, 2015 - It was a choice, to enjoy our surroundings and capture the tranquility and beauty around us or to go bass fishing. It wa...
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Canadian Geese

July 03, 2015 - Like most snowbirds, these geese took off for home a few weeks ago. There still are a few snowbirds on the road here, bu...
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Unknown

July 02, 2015 - Didn't know if this was a wildflower or a weed, but it captured my eye, so it really didn't matter.
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Hibiscus

July 01, 2015 - The hibiscus is recognized worldwide as a food source, its medicinal properties and often is brewed as a tea. More recen...
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Mirror Image

June 30, 2015 - Normally this would have been too cold for me to be outside, but who can resist an opportunity to capture a scene like t...
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Mast Forest

June 28, 2015 - These are the boats that catch me at the drawbridge several times a day. For me, it was a real pleasure seeing them all...
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Knotted Up

June 27, 2015 - I don't have a clue what this plant was going to look like when it opened up, but my best guess is that it might be more...
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Karate Chop

June 26, 2015 - It might be a cute little baby badger, but check out the claws.
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Young Buck

June 25, 2015 - He may have been young, but had no fear. At least he showed no fear of me or the camera. In fact, I think his curiosity...
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Bridge to Nowhere

June 25, 2015 - A little shaky, a lot buggy, but curiosity always trumps common sense when you're behind the camera.
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Pure Grace

June 24, 2015 - It was one of those moments when there wasn't a sound or any other distraction to take away from the beauty of the momen...
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Bobbing Along

June 24, 2015 - Just marking the spot waiting for the crabs to fill up the trap.
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Your Move

June 23, 2015 - True to nature, the female was the "alpha".
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Off We Go

June 23, 2015 - Who knows where this may lead us, but who really cares. It's all beautiful.
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Crab Attack

June 19, 2015 - Coming up from the beach one day, this crab tried to defend the door into the building. Fortunately, Hooch was brave eno...
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Poetry in Motion

June 17, 2015 - This illustrated a perfect connection of a man and the spirit of an animal with which he had bonded.
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Passing Showers

June 16, 2015 - Fortunately, these showers are just to the north and heading out to sea. Should be another day in "paradise",
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Building Up

June 15, 2015 - Be watching this build energy over the water all day. It's a tough job, but I can handle it
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Mourning Dove

June 14, 2015 - The scrub was heavy and I had to keep stopping to get the cobwebs off my face. Good thing I stopped here or I may have m...
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Hide and Seek

June 13, 2015 - Trying to capture a full moon, but the clouds kept rolling in, so I adjusted and waited for interesting patterns
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On the Hunt

June 12, 2015 - Stealthy and quick to pounce.
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I'm Too Cute

June 12, 2015 - How's this for a pose!
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Shining Down

June 11, 2015 - Looks like someone may be watching over you and it's not by way of a drone.
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2015 Hurricane Forecast

June 11, 2015 - Some of you know that I was a weatherman in the Air Force for several years. Of course during my time, we had just gradu...
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Caught in the Middle

June 10, 2015 - Even in the middle of a storm there's light, color and beauty.
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Sunbrella

June 10, 2015 - Wood storks may not be the prettiest birds, but they sometimes provide great photo opportunities.
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Looking Eastward

June 09, 2015 - Sometimes you can catch a beautiful sunset by looking eastward. You just have to see what's around you.
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Final Approach

June 09, 2015 - This green heron was coming in for a landing on th other side of the marsh. Silent and graceful.
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Cruising

June 08, 2015 - Wood storks aren't exactly the prettiest birds in sight, but they still are graceful in flight.
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Sandpiper Family

June 07, 2015 - You almost always can find these little sanderlings running along the edge of the water avoiding the waves.
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Gopher Tortoise

June 06, 2015 - The gopher tortoise (gopherus polyphemus) belongs to a group of land tortoises that originated in North America 60 milli...
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Lily Lineup

June 05, 2015 - Mornin' sun lighting the lilies
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Cattle Egret

June 04, 2015 - " The short, thick-necked Cattle Egret spends most of its time in fields rather than streams. It forages at the feet of...
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Old Florida

June 04, 2015 - Calm, lazy drift and not a 'gator was stirring. At least none that we saw.
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Piped Aboard

June 03, 2015 - What a great welcome and a great show to kickoff our visit to Scotland.
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Phaelenopsis Orchid

June 03, 2015 - They are native throughout southeast Asia from the Himalayan mountains to the islands of Polillo, Palawan and Zamboanga...
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Dasher

June 02, 2015 - Very aptly named dragonfly. They don't stop for very long and they certainly don't fly any specific pattern. Seems like...
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Peacefulness

June 01, 2015 - "The most relaxing activities may be the ones in which we do absolutely nothing. And if we can do nothing amid the sound...
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Pure Enjoyment

June 01, 2015 - "If we take time to watch animals, we see that they have a zest for life that seems to engage them totally in whatever t...
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Blowing in the Wind

May 30, 2015 - Before the wind surfers arrive. Great day for surfing and kiting, but definitely not a good beach day. It was a "sand bl...
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Framed by Nature

May 29, 2015 - This shot didn't win any ribbons, but it will appear in the Oculina Bank calendar for 2016. It also garnered the most vo...
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Rolling Thunder

May 29, 2015 - The storms also roll in at sunset here.
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Hotfoot

May 28, 2015 - It was midday, the sun was beating down, and as I stepped out of the car, this wood stork started walking away as as tho...
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Low Tide in the Marsh

May 28, 2015 - Same ocean; the Atlantic, but from a different perspective -- a marshland off Grants Beach of the coast of Georgia.
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Driftwood

May 28, 2015 - I was so focused on capturing the best angle that I caught a wave and got wet to the knees. Now that's dedication!
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Seaweed

May 27, 2015 - We've had strong onshore winds for the past 4 -5 days. Most people see the seaweed as a mess. Some people see it as a po...
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Beached

May 27, 2015 - After a day at sea, the fisherman and his boat took a break.
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Lantana Camara

May 26, 2015 - Once again no wildlife to be found so I thought I'd "focus" on the natural beauty around me. As this is something new fo...
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Buckboard

May 24, 2015 - Imagine the stories that go along with this old wagon!
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Refreshed

May 23, 2015 - A clear calm day in the clean, fresh air in Norway.
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Afterglow

May 22, 2015 - Sun already has set, but the magic continues.
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Stealing the Scene

May 22, 2015 - There I was all set to capture a glacier of "blue ice" when this seagull came flying directly at me. My first inclinatio...
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Shining Through

May 21, 2015 - Even with cloud cover, the sunsets are something to behold.
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Rock of Gibraltar

May 21, 2015 - The island is divided through the middle by the airport runway which also separates the Spanish and the English sides of...
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Always Alert

May 20, 2015 - You may be able to run, but you'll never hide from this hawk's sight.
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Profiling

May 19, 2015 - The Wood Stork is one of Florida's signature wading birds, a long-legged, awkward-looking bird on land that soars like a...
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On the Edge

May 18, 2015 - Not a minute too soon or I would have missed out.
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On the Lookout

May 18, 2015 - One of the absolute best fishermen in town.
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"Moonset"

May 17, 2015 - Here's a bit of a twist. Was awaiting sunrise and got to capture the moon setting.
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Good Luck

May 16, 2015 - If you know the story of the "Blarney Stone", when you kiss it, it's supposed to bring you good luck. Well, to do so, yo...
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Slippery Slope

May 15, 2015 - Picturesque doesn't quite capture the moment. Cane imagine getting home in winter!
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Stormy, Stormy Skies

May 15, 2015 - It may be chilly and windy, but worse case is rain; no snow in the forecast-- at least not yet.
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Ready for Takeoff

May 13, 2015 - No way to sneak up any closer. As I approached you could see the tension rise in the birds attitude.
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Raindrops

May 12, 2015 - Once again, raindrops falling on my head, but fortunately I was able to keep my gear dry.
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I'm Too Cute

May 11, 2015 - Almost as good as the a parade wave.
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Self Reflection

May 11, 2015 - This mountain lion appeared to be interested in his own reflection -- well briefly ate least. Then he caught sight of, o...
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Sandhill Crane

May 10, 2015 - Some locals say this is Florida's answer to the squirrels up north. They seem to be everywhere.
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Fishing

May 09, 2015 - Looking for breakfast outside my window.
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Local Color

May 08, 2015 - Not exactly fall colors, but colorful nonetheless.
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Daffodil

May 08, 2015 - "The daffodil is a common flower, and everyone knows that it is. This is a great flower that people love to get because...
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The Odd Couple

May 07, 2015 - Spooked these birds as I was walking between two shallow ponds. They spooked me too!
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Wild Orchids

May 06, 2015 - Look and see! Beauty surrounds us all.
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Baby Badgers

May 05, 2015 - Getting a taste of cool, clear water in Montana.
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Hyacinth

May 05, 2015 - Nothing sweeter than the scent of fresh hyacinths
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Sandpiper Family

May 04, 2015 - You almost always can find these little sanderlings running along the edge of the water avoiding the waves.
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Attitude

May 03, 2015 - Pretty much my attitude in the morning before my second espresso.
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"Mooning" Duck

May 02, 2015 - As hard as I tried to get a full shot of this beautifully colored mallard, it just wouldn't cooperate.
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Magic Moment

May 01, 2015 - Cloudy, rainy and cold, but the perfect setting to capture this breaching whale.
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Stealth

May 01, 2015 - This 'gator looked to be 6 or 7 feet long. Decided using a telephoto lens and "guesstimating" his length was the more pr...
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Mum

April 30, 2015 - Sometimes, you catch the light just right.
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The Fleet

April 29, 2015 - This is a great location for offshore fishing. We've got it all from sailfish to dolphin to wahoo to tuna, etc.
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Wanna Shake Hands

April 29, 2015 - I think a handshake may be out of the question when he grows into those paws and looks you in the eye
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Black-Crowned Night Heron

April 28, 2015 - This heron has a 4 foot wingspread, which when combined with it's exceptional vision, makes it an excellent and successf...
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Terns

April 28, 2015 - These terns didn't know whether to turn into or out of the wind, so they just stood there thinking about it.
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Multi-Layered

April 27, 2015 - Late afternoon and the potential for an evening lightening show is in the making.
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Lighted Lily

April 27, 2015 - Right light; right time.
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Kitty,Kitty

April 26, 2015 - Don't let the docile, sleepy eyed look fool you. This is bobcat through and through.
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Black-Bellied Whistling-Ducks

April 25, 2015 - Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks are locally common, year-round residents of freshwater wetlands, particularly in central F...
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Whistling Ducks

April 25, 2015 - These are black bellied whistling ducks or more accurately Dendrocygna autumnalis. These may be the most sociable of all...
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Cloud Commotion

April 24, 2015 - A long time ago, and I mean a long time ago, there was a young man in the Air Force weather service who could easily rec...
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Camouflaged

April 23, 2015 - Look around before you stick your toe in the water down here or you might need new shoes.
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The Real Amazon

April 22, 2015 - When you are fortunate enough to explore remote areas, you get a real connection with "MotherNature" and nature as it wa...
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Protecting the Young

April 22, 2015 - It takes a while to build a nest this size. Look closely & you can see the baby's head peaking over the edge.
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Blood Moon

April 21, 2015 - Sometimes all the circumstances are just right and everything lines up.
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Thundering Hoofbeats

April 21, 2015 - The Spanish horse breed has been valued since ancient times. In the new world, if now much diluted, the Spanish Hor...
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In the Making

April 20, 2015 - Late afternoon from the balcony. This is pretty much what we can look forward to every afternoon for the next several mo...
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Fish Hawk (Pandion Haliaetus)

April 18, 2015 - Ospreys are the consummate fishermen, hence their nickname “fish hawk”. Several adaptations allow for their expert fishi...
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Black-Crowned Night Heron

April 17, 2015 - The black-crowned night heron is an opportunistic predator, with a broadly varied diet that includes small fish, crabs,...
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Good Bones

April 16, 2015 - Actually they're antlers not bones, but it's still a great jaw strengthening and tooth sharpening technique. On second t...
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Lurking

April 16, 2015 - Could reach out and almost touch this 'gator. On second thought, not such a good idea.
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Teething

April 15, 2015 - Anything will do when it's time to sharpen teeth.
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I'm Out of Here

April 15, 2015 - One duck out of the flock seemed to get impatient with the rest and appeared to be trying to motivate everyone to move o...
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Playtime

April 14, 2015 - Lessons from Hooch & Rufus. This is the way to enjoy the day -- sun, sand, the ocean and a good friend.
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Amur Leopard

April 14, 2015 - Everybody loves jumping in the water. Think about it. When was the last time you saw a young male pass a puddle without...
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Amur Tiger

April 13, 2015 - The Amur tiger is another endangered species. I found this one at the zoo in Columbus Ohio. Unfortunately, while captivi...
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Red-Bellied Woodpecker

April 13, 2015 - Took a three mile hike through Jack Island Preserve and caught this woodpecker posing for me.
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Summertime in Norway

April 12, 2015 - Cruising the Norwegian Fjords was what inspired me to take up photography. I'm only sorry I didn't begin to record the m...
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Frosted

April 12, 2015 - Fortunately, it was not freezing at ground level this morning. In fact, due to the unusually warm days in July when I vi...
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Foggy Bottom

April 11, 2015 - Out and about in dry weather for a change. As always, I did manage to get my feet wet. Guess that's my photo curse.
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Surfers' Dream

April 10, 2015 - Not exactly an ocean breeze, but more like an onshore blast of cold air. Refreshing to say the least.
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Rising Sun

April 09, 2015 - For those that sleep in, this is what you're missing.
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Different Palette

April 08, 2015 - No smoking fires on the horizon, just multiple cloud layers.
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Eagle Talons

April 08, 2015 - Ever wonder why they rarely drop their prey?
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Gotcha

April 07, 2015 - Caught some motion out of the corner of my eye as I was leaving. This bird was a bout 30 feet away and I did not have a...
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Running Wild

April 06, 2015 - Running, playing, going for the Alpha position, but socializing as only wolves can do. These three wolves had a lot of p...
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Mixed Media

April 06, 2015 - Each morning, sunrise brings new life and a different perspective to the day.
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Poised for Action

April 05, 2015 - This green heron stood absolutely still for over ten minutes and with one lightening fast strike skewered its breakfast,...
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Silhouette

April 04, 2015 - Can't say much here -- a lonely tree, a dropping sun and my eyes.
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Morning Glory

April 03, 2015 - Every dawning of a new day in your life should begin like this -- at least in your mind.
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Fast Break

April 03, 2015 - Just a quick break in the clouds last night after some showers to the west. For once, I stayed dry.
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Green Heron

April 03, 2015 - This green heron appeared to be just strutting his "stuff". In reality he was getting in position to spear his breakfast...
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Rock of Gibraltar

April 02, 2015 - The island is divided through the middle by the airport runway which also separates the spanish and the English sides of...
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Over the Edge

April 02, 2015 - I've seen all kinds of magnificent sunrises here on the island. Must admit, however, that this morning was totally diffe...
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Island in the Sun

April 01, 2015 - Out and about at dawn.
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Lost

April 01, 2015 - Not formally a "rain forest", but I was in the Alaskan woods and it was raining, so I guess it qualifies.
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Laser Focus

March 31, 2015 - After watching this mountain lion leap and run, I was very happy to be using a telephoto lens for this shot
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At the Beginning

March 31, 2015 - The start of the day in pink & gray.
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Dashing

March 30, 2015 - This blue dasher was zigging and zagging so fast, capturing the shot took quite a bit of luck -- and patience.
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Here's Lookin' at You

March 30, 2015 - Proving once again that not only can you not outrun a mountain lion, you cannot jump higher or out-climb it. If you expe...
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High Five

March 29, 2015 - Never know when you're going to need to be ready for the hunt. Don't want to miss the opportunity to sharpen the claws;...
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The Race Is On

March 28, 2015 - This race could be an update from the old one between the "tortoise and the hare". I have no idea who won this time. You...
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Fun Time

March 27, 2015 - After running, chasing, leaping, and general cavorting, this big cat decided it was time to cool off.
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All By Myself

March 26, 2015 - It's better to stand alone than to be in a crowd being blown in the wrong direction.
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Jump Start

March 26, 2015 - A running jump leading into liftoff. Not the most graceful takeoff, but it worked.
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Peek-a-Boo

March 25, 2015 - Timing was tough tonight. The clouds were rolling by very quickly and capturing the full moon was almost impossible,
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Ready to Strike

March 25, 2015 - Must admit, I was very happy there was glass between this guy and me as he was getting agitated. Reminded me of the day...
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Morning Warning

March 24, 2015 - Could be an interesting day weather-wise.
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Fishing for Piranha

March 23, 2015 - Cruising along the Amazon river there are chance encounters with the local people living off the land and the water. We...
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Shades of Gray

March 22, 2015 - Okay, so there's a little pink too.
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Cannonball

March 20, 2015 - Not exactly a grade 10 dive, but exciting nevertheless.
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Skewered

March 20, 2015 - I 'm not sure about the "early bird", but this green heron proved that the "patient bird" gets its reward.
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Poised for Action

March 20, 2015 - This green heron stood absolutely still for over ten minutes with one strike, skewered its breakfast, proving once again...
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Any Day Now

March 19, 2015 - I found this female crane nesting last Saturday. A fellow photographer told me he had been watching this crane for almos...
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I'm the Alpha

March 18, 2015 - After watching these coyote pups frolic for about 1/2 an hour, it became obvious who was the Alpha. Sorry guys, the fema...
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Green Heron

March 18, 2015 - This green heron appeared to be just strutting his "stuff". In reality his was getting in position to spear his breakfas...
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Mt. Stromboli

March 17, 2015 - Just thinking about Mt. Stromboli has helped me decide on dinner tonight. You guessed it, we're going to Nino's to have...
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Alaskan Panorama

March 17, 2015 - Left my wife in town and started wandering around in Alaska -- just me and my camera.. Before I knew it two hours had go...
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Shake It!

March 16, 2015 - You've seen your dog do it; in fact you've probably enjoyed the shower from your dog. Well, it runs deep in their spirit...
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Waterlilies in Waiting

March 15, 2015 - Another experiment with a new camera and a big lens.
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Misty Morn

March 15, 2015 - Great forecast for the day. Arrived at the park before it opened and began the trek in 50 degree weather. At the first s...
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Jump Start

March 14, 2015 - This bird jumped up as I was walking above it on a berm. Don't know who was more startled, but it was a good opportunity...
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Foggy Bottom

March 14, 2015 - Out and about in dry weather for a change. As always, I did manage to get my feet wet. Guess that's my photo curse.
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Passing Storm

March 13, 2015 - This moment aptly describes the last 3 months of my life -- stormy, but worth waiting for it to pass.
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Hemerocallis (daylilies)

March 13, 2015 - It's true. They only last one day so you'd better be there at the right time.
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What Was That

March 12, 2015 - Was it a bird, a plane or maybe "Superman"!
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Frosted

March 10, 2015 - Fortunately, it was not freezing at ground level this morning. In fact, due to the unusually warm days in July when I vi...
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Baby Badger

March 09, 2015 - Looks cute doesn't it. Just wait until it enters adulthood and grows an attitude
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The Odd Couple

March 07, 2015 - Could have been Florida in the winter, but this shot was taken in Michigan in the summer.
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Almost

March 06, 2015 - The scent of the hyacinth arrives even before the flower is in full bloom which makes it beautiful in both regards. Bett...
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Movement & Motion

March 05, 2015 - The baitfish were in close thanks to an onshore wind, and these young pelicans were taking advantage of the easy meal....
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Done Fishing

March 04, 2015 - At rest after a hard day on the water.
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Terns

March 04, 2015 - These terns didn't know whether to turn into or out of the wind, so they just stood there thinking about it.
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Thank You, Thank You & Thank You

March 03, 2015 - I still can't quite believe that I received 3 ribbons out of 6 entries. It was only a year ago, I couldn't get by the ju...
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Storm in the Making

March 03, 2015 - When the day begins with towering cumulus clouds this early in the morning, you know you are in for some major thunderst...
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A Day at the Beach

March 02, 2015 - Third outing/exercise session of the day for Hooch and his friends. That's Rufus in the middle and Barkley aka "The Big...
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Sneaking Up

March 02, 2015 - This looks like a perfect ambush in the making. Glad I was in a boat even though the sides were only about a foot and a...
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Sanderlings

March 01, 2015 - These little birds are found on the beach running ahead of the incoming waves. They are real interesting to watch as it...
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Anhinga

February 28, 2015 - The Anhinga is known as the Water-Turkey for its swimming habits and broad tail. In Florida, and in Brazil, it also is r...
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Eenie, Meenie

February 27, 2015 - This heron was not moving. It looked as though it was trying to make up its mind as to which fish to grab. In retrospect...
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Running Silent

February 26, 2015 - Couldn't tell if he was moving away from us or gathering speed to turn on us as we were only about 15 feet away and drif...
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Raccoon Kit

February 26, 2015 - Too cute for words.
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Pounce

February 25, 2015 - Moments like these are hard to capture, but Jeff had us in position. All we had to do is be ready and not get over excit...
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Come a Little Closer

February 25, 2015 - Just biding his time patiently waiting for someone or something to get a bit closer.
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Blue Rose

February 24, 2015 - Blue roses do not occur in nature, at least not the absolute blue roses. Roses lack the pigment that produces blue color...
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Symmetry

February 24, 2015 - Found this growing everywhere. Looked like a dandelion on steroids as it was almost as large as my fist. Never found any...
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Here's Lookin' at You

February 23, 2015 - Proving once again that not only can you not outrun a mountain lion, you cannot jump higher or out-climb it. If you expe...
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Break of Day

February 23, 2015 - Down low on the beach enjoying the start of a new day.
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Snowbird Arrival

February 22, 2015 - Just west of town just before winter really sets in up north.
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Safe Harbor

February 21, 2015 - A quick stop in a beautiful bay in Scotland before lunch.
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On the Rocks

February 21, 2015 - These juvenile pelicans were taking it easy knowing that they were facing strong onshore winds. I know it was tough for...
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Queen Anne's Lace

February 20, 2015 - Just an ordinary prolific weed. There's beauty to be found everywhere if you look for it.
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Protecting the Young

February 20, 2015 - It takes a while to build a nest this size. Look closely & you can see the baby's head peaking over the edge.
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Lighted Lily

February 19, 2015 - Right light; right time.
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Lost

February 18, 2015 - Florida, the way it was meant to be according to my friends who grew up locally.
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Curiosity

February 18, 2015 - Heading back to Idaho after an eye opening trip through parts of the Canadian Rockies. Happened to pass this herd on a s...
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Look Ma, No Paws

February 17, 2015 - Right before a "quantum leap", which quickly brought on the realization that this "cat" could clear tall buildings.
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"Firewater"

February 17, 2015 - Some mornings it seems as though the ocean is on fire from the glow of the sun.
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Fishing for Piranha

February 16, 2015 - Cruising along the Amazon river there are chance encounters with the local people living off the land. We were told that...
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Drifting Along

February 15, 2015 - The sea otter spends most of its time in the water. Typically they eat, sleep mate, etc. in the water but, in some locat...
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Moonrise

February 14, 2015 - Could have fooled me. How about you? It really is a moon rising. The time was 7:38pm on Valentines Day 2014.
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Valentines Day

February 14, 2015 - This is one of many for my bride of 43+ great years.
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Bridge To ?

February 13, 2015 - Checking out a nw location and discovered some pretty dense growth on both sides of this bridge. Not much in the way of...
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Synchronization

February 13, 2015 - Normally whenever I encounter sandhill cranes, they are on the ground and you can get fairly close. I never saw these tw...
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Poetry in Motion

February 12, 2015 - This illustrated a perfect connection of a man and the spirit of an animal with which he had bonded.
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I Am Tiger

February 11, 2015 - After a quick run this guy decided to let us know he was a real tiger at heart. A growl ascending to a roar.
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Summertime in Norway

February 11, 2015 - Cruising the Norwegian Fjords was the inspiration for me to take up photography. I'm only sorry I didn't begin to record...
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Terns

February 10, 2015 - These terns didn't know whether to "tern" into or out of the wind, so they just stood there thinking about it.
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A Rose Is A Rose

February 09, 2015 - These Malibu roses are somewhat different in color than what we usually see locally and they certainly brought a smile t...
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Norway's Horizon

February 08, 2015 - You have to be prepared to survive out here. For once, we didn't encounter any rain, but we recorded some of the hottest...
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Hard Day's Work

February 06, 2015 - The reward after a long, hard day on the water
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Ocean Energy

February 05, 2015 - Too windy for the birds and the surfers; too rocky for the kiters, but I made it.
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Surfers' Dream

February 04, 2015 - Not exactly an ocean breeze, but more like an onshore blast of cold air. Refreshing to say the least.
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Mixed Ducks

February 03, 2015 - Just a sociable flock of ducks foraging for easy pickings on an inland pond.
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Driftwood Galore

February 03, 2015 - If you like driftwood, you'll love Jekyll Island. And yes, it's a photographer's dream as there is something to see in e...
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Brave Pelican

February 02, 2015 - Is it bravery or hunger driven?
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Blue Dasher

February 01, 2015 - When in flight, dragonflies are hard to capture. Not only are they fast, but their flight path is difficult to predeterm...
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Grinnin' Gator

January 31, 2015 - He's not thinking about a football here in Florida. He's looking at you thinking about dinner
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Brown Anole

January 30, 2015 - These lizards are early immigrants from Cuba having arrived in the US over 100 years ago through Key West. They usual...
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Crane

January 29, 2015 - These cranes frequently give a loud trumpeting call that suggests a French-style "r" rolled in the throat, and they can...
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I Need Meat

January 29, 2015 - The fog had just lifted and this young red tail was ready to hunt. The squirrels seemed to know it as they seemed to be...
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Blue Heron

January 28, 2015 - Stalking a meal
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Hemerocallis (daylilies)

January 28, 2015 - It's true. They only last one day so you'd better be there at the right time.
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Raw Power

January 27, 2015 - This is one of my better shots of this tiger taken last year at the "DDD Game Farm" in Montana. Actually it is one of my...
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Flying Fish

January 27, 2015 - Early morning out in the marshland and the ospreys were actively fishing.
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Spun Gold

January 26, 2015 - Tonight the sky looked like it was woven into a magic carpet.
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End of the Road

January 26, 2015 - Always have fresh daffodils in the new home whenever and wherever we have moved which has been pretty often. These are v...
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Stare-Down

January 25, 2015 - Who do you think blinked first? When he reaches adulthood, this juvenile's eyes will turn brown.
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Ready for Action

January 24, 2015 - I'm only a juvenile, but I know how to hunt.
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Rodents Beware

January 23, 2015 - With a little time, the rodent population in the area will be reduced, especially the squirrels and rabbits. The Mesc...
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Flying Fish

January 23, 2015 - Early morning out in the marshland and the ospreys were actively fishing.
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Pumpkin Sky

January 22, 2015 - Great day in the making. The sun is almost up, the pelicans are out for breakfast and I'm fortunate enough to be here to...
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Regal Pose

January 22, 2015 - Talk about timing!
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The Waiting Game

January 21, 2015 - Watched this 'gator inch along at about 10 feet per hour, while the bird tempted it to come closer. After half an hour,...
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Standing Tall

January 20, 2015 - This waterlily was standing in the middle of the pond by itself with perfect lighting from above. Once again right place...
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Mixed Bag

January 19, 2015 - Little bit of rain, little bit of blue sky, little bit of sunlight and what do you get -- an absolutely magnificent rain...
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Rolling In

January 17, 2015 - Rain in the forecast, but it makes for a great sunrise.
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Thundering Hoofbeats

January 16, 2015 - It sounded like thunder in the distance, and then, you could feel the hoofbeats.
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Curiosity

January 15, 2015 - Heading back to Idaho after an eye opening trip through parts of the Canadian Rockies. Happened to pass this herd on a s...
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Snowbird Arrival

January 14, 2015 - Just west of town just before winter really sets in up north the birds and the people start flocking to Florida.
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Breakfast on the Wing

January 14, 2015 - What better than catfish for breakfast!
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Agapanthus

January 13, 2015 - Good thing my wife knew what this was as I didn't have a clue, but some would say that's no big surprise.
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Eucalyptus

January 13, 2015 - The rainbow-colored trunk is the result of thin strips of bark that continually peel off, exposing new layers of pink, o...
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Coastal Spain

January 12, 2015 - If the number of birds following this fishing boat are any indication of the size of the catch, you would have to think...
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The Layered Look

January 12, 2015 - Another grand awakening on the ocean
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In the Pink

January 11, 2015 - Another great day on the ocean
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Brave Pelican

January 10, 2015 - Is it bravery or hunger driven?
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Eye of the Tiger

January 08, 2015 - "It's the eye of the tiger It's the thrill of the fight Rising up to the challenge of our rival And the last known su...
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Dusk

January 08, 2015 - A somewhat different perspective of sunset.
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Mirror Image

January 07, 2015 - The gracefulness and tranquility of this mountain lion almost hide its speed and agility. Look closely and you can see t...
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Low Tide in the Marsh

January 07, 2015 - Same ocean, different perspective.
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Ocean Action

January 06, 2015 - "Cool" and an onshore "breeze" according to the weather forecast. The reality was 43 degrees and a sustained 15 knot win...
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Missed Opportunity

January 06, 2015 - Undisturbed by anyone else but me, and my camera of course. A missed opportunity for whomever owned the boat.
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Shades of Pink

January 05, 2015 - Purely magnificent and hopefully a harbinger of a beautiful year ahead.
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Golden Moment

January 03, 2015 - Looking for breakfast, maybe sunny side up.
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Posing Panther

January 02, 2015 - These cats are very elusive and they are protected in Florida. I was fortunate to be able to get up close and personal w...
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Rays of Hope

January 01, 2015 - No better way to start the new year. So, Happy New Year and here's hoping it exceeds your expectations. I have another...
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On the Horizon

December 31, 2014 - No words can describe this moment. You had to be there!
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Gotcha

December 29, 2014 - I don't remember exactly what this big cat was trying to catch, but if memory serves, it was worth the effort. The cat w...
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Ten Mile Creek

December 28, 2014 - You guessed it -- up the ten mile creek without a paddle.
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Missing Person

December 27, 2014 - All this scene needs to complete it is someone relaxing and connecting with the world around them.
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Back in Time

December 22, 2014 - We were in a small village pretty deep into the rain forest on our way from Manaus, Brazil, up the Amazon River on our w...
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Piranha

December 21, 2014 - These piranha didn't get to bite me, instead they were cooked to perfection, but only after someone else got them off th...
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Fishing the Amazon

December 21, 2014 - We passed fishermen all day while cruising the Amazon. Couldn't wait to get ashore and try my luck. Found out that Piran...
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Northern Port of Call

December 19, 2014 - No big surprise here. Another rainy day on another photo trip. Only difference is I was in Sitka Alaska where I managed...
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The Gondolier

December 18, 2014 - A classic scene from Venice, Italy. It's very relaxing, very romantic at night, and yes it can be very expensive too, bu...
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Can You Hear Me Now?

December 16, 2014 - This was more of a squeak than a howl, but that too will change.
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Submerged

December 15, 2014 - Couldn't tell if this waterlily was sinking or coming up for air. Either way, it made for an interesting and somewhat di...
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Raccoon Kit

December 15, 2014 - Too cute for words.
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Family Time

December 14, 2014 - Sure glad I always have my camera at the ready. I lucked out taking a hike in a small wooded area near the city. Guess t...
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Blowing in the Wind

December 13, 2014 - Perfect timing. A slight breeze came along and the thistle seeds started their journey to begin the life cycle all over...
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All Ears

December 12, 2014 - You just never know what you're going to find walking a nature trail. This little fawn was very focused; probably more...
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Wheelie

December 11, 2014 - While visiting the DDD Game Farm in Kalispell Montana to photograph their amazing animals, I couldn't resist capturing s...
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Purity

December 10, 2014 - This capture had it all for me. It may have been the photo that captured my interest in photography even though it took...
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Reflections in B & W

December 10, 2014 - I am discovering that when you work in black & white, you have to spend more time ensuring that you capture exactly what...
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Whale of a Moment

December 08, 2014 - Once again, in the right place at the right time to capture the moment. Must admit this had more to do with luck than ph...
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Water Monitor

December 08, 2014 - Sure glad there was some glass between this guy and me. He had a look of hunger in his eye and will eat just about anyth...
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Amur Leopard

December 05, 2014 - What a rare privilege I had to spend time capturing the spirit of this big cat. The Amur Leopard almost became extinct i...
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Roseate Spoonbill

December 04, 2014 - This large wading bird is a mix of the ibis and spoonbill families. Its pink color comes from its diet. It's spatula-li...
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Black Duck - American

December 03, 2014 - Black ducks are similar to mallards in size, but more similar to the female in color. Like many people, they leave the c...
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Nesting Eagle

December 03, 2014 - My friend Lee, was showing me around an area just outside of town where a variety of birds and other wildlife often can...
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Mountain Reflections

December 02, 2014 - The panoramic views in the Norwegian Fjords are breathtaking.
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I'm Out of Here

December 02, 2014 - I watched these two patiently fishing for about 15 minutes when the spoonbill gave it up and walked away. Never did see...
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Mountain View

December 01, 2014 - Once again, each scene in the Canadian Rockies seems to outdo everything you already have seen up to that point in time.
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Self Reflection

December 01, 2014 - This baby badger wasn't too sure about the water, but certainly was interested in its reflection. Maybe that's an animal...
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The Color Pink

November 30, 2014 - Just when you think you had seen it all.
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Shades of Green

November 29, 2014 - If not for a ray of sunshine I would have missed this small dragonfly as he remained absolutely still.
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Lotus Reflection

November 28, 2014 - This waterlily, bugs and all, was just waiting to be shared.
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Least Bittern

November 27, 2014 - This is one of the smallest herons you may see. Although it is fairly common in suitable habitat likes marshes, it takes...
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Missing Fisherman

November 26, 2014 - The epitome of tranquility. Fortunately for me, I don't have to be there in winter.
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Mountain Majesty

November 26, 2014 - No wildlife, no rain, no bugs, no traffic, no other people just a magnificent view. Oh yes, forgot to mention it was aro...
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Head Puppet

November 25, 2014 - I climbed a one mile, uphill trail with all my camera gear to try and catch the sunrise Just outside of Missoula Montana...
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The Fleet Is Back

November 24, 2014 - At the end of the day, the fleet safely returned to the village in Funchal to dry their catch
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Lakeside

November 24, 2014 - Summertime in Michigan and a surprising 50 degrees which didn't do much for these old bones and thinned out Florida bloo...
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Ominous

November 23, 2014 - There always is something new and something different out there which is why I keep looking to see what's happening outd...
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Nature's Handiwork

November 22, 2014 - Came around the bend on a heavily wooded site and thought I was about to capture a great shot of a bird ready to liftoff...
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Tangled Web

November 21, 2014 - Sometimes it just takes longer to see what is around you, but if you pause long enough, it will suddenly be there. After...
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Reflections in B & W

November 20, 2014 - I am discovering that when you work in black & white, you have to spend more time ensuring that you capture exactly what...
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Up the Creek

November 20, 2014 - No rain, but lots of mosquitoes. It was a great opportunity to reinforce the expression, Up the creek without a paddle".
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Hide and Seek

November 19, 2014 - This cat (Canadian Lynx) is one of the best in the art of stealth.
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Drying Out

November 18, 2014 - Although there are many theories about why cormorants often are seen in this pose, the basic conclusion is that they are...
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Wind Beneath My Wings

November 17, 2014 - Perfectly backlit just before takeoff.
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Painted Buntings

November 17, 2014 - I was fortunate enough to gain access to Hackberry Hammock where I encountered a male and a female painted bunting in on...
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Perched

November 16, 2014 - You'll find these birds wherever there are pilings, especially if there is any fishing activity nearby. It's a common si...
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Camouflaged

November 15, 2014 - Almost missed this dragonfly as it blended in with its surroundings so well. Sometimes seeing takes some extra effort, b...
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Leap of Faith

November 14, 2014 - You're looking at 300 pounds of a potentially dangerous carnivore launched in your direction hoping your telephoto lens...
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What, More Rain?

November 13, 2014 - I shouldn't say it, but I'm beginning to think I am a "rain magnet". I suppose it could be worse, but won't go there....
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Green Heron Series

November 12, 2014 - H He who hesitates could miss out, but he who patiently waits just may be rewarded. If you ever have wondered about comm...
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Intensity

November 12, 2014 - Watching this tiger run quickly made me realize that a 300 pound cat was something you did not want to target you as the...
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Coyote Pups

November 10, 2014 - Pups at play.
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Coyote Close Up

November 10, 2014 - A group of us were participating in a baby wildlife photo workshop led by Jeff Wendorff at the DDD Game Farm when "Mom"...
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The Lookout

November 09, 2014 - Out looking for birds of prey when we came upon these two vultures who were just looking for easy prey -- any kind of pr...
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Spring Forward

November 08, 2014 - Talk about a perfect 10. This is 300 hundred pounds of pure, focused energy launched at its target. Very exhilarating to...
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Lazy "Daze"

November 08, 2014 - After running flat out for the past several weeks, this setting was a pleasant surprise and a welcome respite from the t...
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Bald Eagle

November 07, 2014 - This eagle was close by and not too happy.
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Family Gathering

November 07, 2014 - Visiting the zoo in Columbus, Ohio we were able to get close to the glassed in enclosure to see these vervet monkeys. Th...
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Mum

November 06, 2014 - Sometimes, you catch the light just right.
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On the Beach

November 05, 2014 - Life is good if you take time to connect with the world around you. This is helping to keep me grounded these days.
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Flying Blind

November 05, 2014 - Out in the East Marsh looking' for 'gators and birds when this heron lifted off and headed away from us. Really couldn't...
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Prickly Pear Cactus

November 04, 2014 - Never know what you're going to see wandering around in the scrub here in Florida. You just have to keep your eyes open...
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Quantum Leap

November 03, 2014 - What an exciting moment to watch this big cat go airborne. Gets the heart rate up when you see something like this first...
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Mirror of My Mind

November 02, 2014 - Feels like my head some mornings
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Local Talent

November 02, 2014 - While staying in Glacier National Park, my wife and I were relaxing, sitting on the grass and re-energizing with some tr...
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Bee Balm (Monarda Fistulosa)

November 01, 2014 - After the Boston Tea Party, the Colonists needed a plant from which they could make tea. Monarda was the plant of choice...
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Pure Wolf

October 30, 2014 - When a wolf stares at you and starts approaching, you better stay calm and remember you cannot outrun it. It can get ner...
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Lost in the Fog

October 29, 2014 - Within minutes of capturing this moment, the whole scene disappeared in the fog.
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Good Bones

October 28, 2014 - Great jaw strengthening and tooth sharpening technique. On second thought, don't try it.
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Looking Westward

October 28, 2014 - Every evening is different; every evening is breathtaking. I'm glad to be able to share the moment with you
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Just Having Fun

October 27, 2014 - I'm not sure, but I think after running, leaping, diving, and jumping around for about half an hour, this magnificent an...
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Bear Grass Bloom

October 25, 2014 - Captured this lone stalk of bear grass while meandering around Glacier National Park. Didn't think of it at the time, bu...
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Autumn Leaves

October 24, 2014 - If you missed out on seeing the color change this year, here are a few samples from Rhode Island that a friend brought t...
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Eye of the Tiger

October 23, 2014 - After reading about tigers' sight, I was feeling pretty good that we were shooting during the day rather than at night w...
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Twist & Turn

October 23, 2014 - I have no idea what this big cat was focused on, but I was looking through the lens focused on him and was fortunate eno...
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Red Tail Hawk

October 22, 2014 - Cruising around west of town and the timing was great for capturing the moment just before this hawk took off.
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Coming or Going

October 22, 2014 - Got down to the beach early but couldn't figure out if the storm had just left or one was developing. Guess it was too e...
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Dive Bombing

October 21, 2014 - The mullet run was on and the pelicans were having a feeding frenzy. Reminded me of the dive bombing techniques used dur...
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Hard Landing

October 19, 2014 - After a majestic leap of the opposite shore, this cat made quite a splash when he hit the water. Not exactly a stealthy...
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Dayglow

October 18, 2014 - Got to the beach just ahead of sunrise. What a difference a few minutes make.
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Right at You

October 17, 2014 - Very majestic, very focused and very fast. Not much else to say.
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Is This My Good Side?

October 15, 2014 - Once again, patience paid off. Actually I think this spoonbill was a bit of a "ham".
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Running Wild

October 14, 2014 - Until you get close you don't realize just how fast a 300 pound cat can move. Just hope it's headed in another direction...
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Mixed Bag

October 13, 2014 - Cruising out west of town, we found these wading birds just off the side of the road. Completed another day of learning...
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Snorkeling

October 13, 2014 - Just before packing up my gear for the day, this soft shelled turtle surfaced nearby. I never had seen one before and wa...
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Eye Level

October 11, 2014 - Almost made it down to the beach before the sun broke the horizon, but had to feed the espresso habit first.
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Standing Tall

October 10, 2014 - Maybe because I was looking through the lens, I never saw what attracted the attention of this bobcat. It certainly made...
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Alaskan Panorama

October 07, 2014 - Left my wife in town and started wandering around in Alaska -- just me and my camera.. Before I knew it two hours had go...
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Golden Fly By

October 06, 2014 - I was set up to capture the sunrise, and almost missed this "golden" opportunity.
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Fiery River

October 06, 2014 - Just sitting on the balcony with my pal Hooch watching the world go by and here is what we got to see. It never ceases t...
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Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias Incarnata)

October 05, 2014 - Once again, I was getting my feet wet "schlogging"around in a marshy wetland looking for wildlife. This is about the wil...
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Bee Balm

October 04, 2014 - They say beauty is in the "eye of the beholder". Nuff said!
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Dinner Dive

October 03, 2014 - These brown pelicans dive on fish from above and snare the fish in their bills. There is an old rumor that as a result o...
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Eyes on You

October 03, 2014 - Not exactly your average house pet.
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In the Rain Again

October 02, 2014 - You guessed it. Another rainy day and I'm out exploring in Montana.
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Eenie, Meenie

October 01, 2014 - This heron was not moving. It looked as though it was trying to make up its mind as to which fish to grab. In retrospect...
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"Countryscape"

October 01, 2014 - Canola fields in bloom in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. We were on our way back from Lake Louise in Alberta Canada to Sandpoint,...
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Hooked Heron

September 30, 2014 - At first I thought I might have captured a great pose. Unfortunately when I zoomed in on this heron I realized he was ho...
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Chillin'

September 30, 2014 - After running around, leaping in the pond and generally working off a bunch of pent up energy, this cat decided to chill...
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Magic Moment

September 29, 2014 - Can't add much to this scene; it was magical.
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Rainbow

September 29, 2014 - You guessed it! There I was out in the early am and got caught in a rainstorm. Must admit that this time I was delighted...
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Sunrise Series #4

September 27, 2014 - First, I wondered if the rain on the horizon was going to come on shore (#1). Then I went outside to get a better view a...
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Sunset

September 27, 2014 - Another day is done, and if you look closely you can see the boaters returning home. Can't wait to get home and catch so...
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Spectral Colors

September 25, 2014 - All I can say is Spectacular. The rain ended and the afterglow began. What a way to start the day!
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Left Alone

September 25, 2014 - An old abandoned barn and pickup truck surrounded by new blooms in the field.
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Could It Be Peter?

September 24, 2014 - This was an interesting encounter. I'm coming around a bend on a sloping trail looking for birds and almost missed this...
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Crystal Clear

September 23, 2014 - Located about 5 miles outside the city of Banff, the Vermillion Lakes are a "must see". If you are lucky you also might...
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"Splish Splash"

September 22, 2014 - This guy made quite a splash when his 300+ pounds hit the water. Sure glad I wasn't the bait in the pond. Watching an...
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Bird of Paradise

September 21, 2014 - Always a favorite in contemporary arrangements. If you learn how to do it, you can get as many as 3 or 4 flowers out of...
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AM on the Beach

September 19, 2014 - Every day has a surprise beginning here -- almost always a pleasant surprise. Today was no exception!
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Morning After

September 19, 2014 - A front had passed during the night and left behind this dramatic sunrise. It amazes me how differently each day begins.
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Whale of a Moment

September 18, 2014 - Once again, in the right place at the right time to capture the moment. Must admit this had more to do with luck than ph...
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Fiery, Fiery, Night

September 17, 2014 - Most sunsets are beautiful; tonight was spectacular
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Dawn's Early Light

September 17, 2014 - Trying to capture the spirit of things in the early am and doing it the old fashioned way in Black & White. Must admit t...
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Is That Me?

September 17, 2014 - Think this cat looks docile? Fooled me for a minute too. Then I saw him take off and leap about 8 feet onto a tree. Deci...
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Bragging Rights

September 16, 2014 - Recently I was one of about 1100 photographers participating in a worldwide challenge in two categories. Now that the...
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Vermillion Lakes

September 16, 2014 - Located about 5 miles outside the city of Banff, the Vermillion Lakes are a "must see". If you are lucky you also might...
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Cloud Commotion

September 15, 2014 - A long time ago, and I mean a long time ago, there was a young man in the Air Force weather service who could easily rec...
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Frazzled

September 15, 2014 - This mooring line appears to have served well and now has been retired.
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Northern Gannet

September 14, 2014 - These are frequent visitors during the winter on our beach. Seems to be a popular rest stop during their migration. Hooc...
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Lone Survivor

September 13, 2014 - On the road to Flathead Lake in Montana we stopped for a quick break. This became my wife's favorite scene. She really c...
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Mixed Bag

September 12, 2014 - Check put both photos to see how quickly things can change. Life is like that; you never know what will change from one...
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On the Horizon

September 11, 2014 - It never ceases to amaze me how differently each day begins. Of course, you have to arise early, or stay up all night to...
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Mountain Majesty

September 10, 2014 - While driving around the Banff, Alberta area you cannot help but see majestic sights no matter where you look. Of course...
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Monarch

September 09, 2014 - Got a chance to test the new telephoto lens. Saw a little flutter about 100 feet away and managed to capture this monarc...
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Ominous

September 08, 2014 - These clouds were building most of the day a few days ago. The tops should be forming into anvil shapes before too much...
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Thistle

September 08, 2014 - Even weeds can be beautiful. Feeling disconnected from the marshes at home so I found a pond and started trekking around...
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Over the Edge

September 07, 2014 - I was a weatherman in the Air Force for several years, but must have looked at the clouds differently. The patterns neve...
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Falling from Above

September 06, 2014 - Usually when I'm out with the camera, there are raindrops falling from the sky. I think this brown pelican thought there...
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Family Time

September 04, 2014 - Sure glad I always have my camera at the ready. I lucked out taking a hike in a small wooded area near the city. Guess t...
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Wood Duck

September 02, 2014 - These ducks sure come by their name honestly as they like to nest in trees along marshlands and freshwater swamps. Found...
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Rose Colored View

September 01, 2014 - Just imagine waking up to this view from your home very morning. Well, I guess it wouldn't be every morning maybe just a...
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Diminishing Glaciers

August 30, 2014 - While driving through Glacier National Park and then through the Canadian Rockies, we were surrounded by breathtaking vi...
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Hibiscus

August 29, 2014 - On my way to pack the photo gear in the car, I looked around and this is what I saw. Amazing what beauty surrounds us. A...
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Liftoff

August 28, 2014 - Just a lazy day out on the lake drifting along, relaxing and letting the world pass us by when we spooked this blue hero...
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Heart of a Mum

August 27, 2014 - Stretching the boundaries again; trying something new with close ups
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Silhouette

August 27, 2014 - Can't say much here -- a lonely tree, a dropping sun and my eyes.
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Coyote Pups

August 26, 2014 - True to nature, the female was the "alpha". Irrespective of that, these two were so cute, it was difficult not to reach...
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Juxtaposition

August 25, 2014 - An old abandoned barn and pickup truck left alone surrounded by a field of new canola blooms
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Mule Deer

August 19, 2014 - While visiting in Michigan I escaped from "the mall crawl", grabbed my camera and found a nearby place to reconnect with...
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The Fleet

August 17, 2014 - Approaching the draw bridge over the Inter Coastal Waterway to N Hutchinson Island, I just happened to be about 25 cars...
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All Ears

August 15, 2014 - You just never know what you're going to find walking a nature trail. This little fawn was very focused; probably more...
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Who's Leading Whom

August 13, 2014 - These guys have been around for a long, long time. They are one of the oldest reptile groups -- older than lizards, snak...
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Sunrise on the Mountain

August 13, 2014 - A different view of sunrise over the mountains in Moraine Lake --looking away from the lake, but beautiful nonetheless....
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Moonshine

August 12, 2014 - "That appearance of a navel on the orange is the result of a mutation," Moses says. The mutation created a conjoined twi...
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Supermoon Sunday

August 10, 2014 - I am accustomed to capturing these moments over the ocean. Finding a spot away from the city lights to capture tonight's...
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Northern White Pelican

August 10, 2014 - Unlike the native brown pelicans, this;arguer white variety does not dive on schooling fish to acquire a meal. Typically...
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Water Monitor

August 10, 2014 - This "guy" is very appropriately named "Carnivore Extraordinaire" as it will eat anything it can swallow. It also adapts...
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Karate Chop

August 08, 2014 - This guy was cute, curious and very fast. Anyone who has read "The Honey Badger" by Robert Roark knows they are not so c...
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Misty Morn

August 07, 2014 - Great forecast for the day. Arrived at the park before it opened and began the trek in 50 degree weather. At the first s...
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Bald Eagle

August 07, 2014 - I do believe this guy had a bit of an attitude about having his photo taken. He kept turning his head away from the came...
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Bad Hair Day

August 06, 2014 - While getting blown around on the trails at the Lloyd A Stage Nature Center, I found this male cardinal doing likewise,...
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Black Bear

August 06, 2014 - After spending about 45 minutes photographing this black bear I discovered some interesting facts. It can run at speeds...
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Falling Stars (Crocosmia)

August 05, 2014 - From my niece's garden in Michigan. This perennial is noted for attracting birds, including hummingbirds. The really goo...
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Snowbird

August 05, 2014 - This is the source of the term "Snowbird". This white pelican migrates from the northwestern part of the US each winter...
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What Do You See?

August 04, 2014 - Walking though the woods I changed my mind several times about what I saw here. Use your imagination and post what yo...
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Day Lily

August 03, 2014 - Managed to capture a couple of flower shots before going off to the art fair in Lexington, MI to scope out other photogr...
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Florida Panther

August 03, 2014 - These panthers are hard to find in the wild in Florida. I managed to catch a glimpse of one in the scrub on the beach in...
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Take Me to the Beach

August 02, 2014 - It's a tough life, but I am learning to cope with this venue on a daily basis.
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Shadows

August 01, 2014 - You just never know what you'll see if you keep looking. Thanks to my buddy Rich for opening my eyes to capture this sce...
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Colors of the Rainbow

July 31, 2014 - All the colors you ever could imagine in a sunset are here. What a perfect ending to another great day at home in Florid...
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Fat Cat

July 31, 2014 - This tiger almost became extinct in the 1940's when the population declined to less than 50. Today there are about 450 r...
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Regal Pose

July 30, 2014 - Guess I am a day late, but hopefully not a dollar short, posting this photo.
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A New Day

July 30, 2014 - Daybreak over Lake Coeur d'Lane in northern Idaho.
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Red Panda

July 28, 2014 - This "bear-cat" is born blind and deaf, starts reproducing at 18 months and spends about 90% of its life eating and slee...
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Dusk

July 27, 2014 - A different, and more amazing palette appears almost without fail. I'm away from this view for a while and boy do I miss...
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Tranquility

July 25, 2014 - This was one of many magic moments while traveling through the Canadian Rockies last July. This year's trip is very diff...
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Eucalyptus

July 24, 2014 - My wife and I were out looking around for something of interest to photograph. I was still looking when she saw this uni...
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Guarding the Den

July 24, 2014 - If you look closely, you can see a kit underneath "Mom". Glad I had a telephoto lens 'cause I sure would not have wanted...
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Reflecting on Nature

July 23, 2014 - Back to last July while traveling through the Canadian Rockies, we ended up in Banff. Hard to beat the view in every dir...
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Leap of Faith

July 22, 2014 - When I saw this mountain lion hit the ground running and take a "giant" leap onto this tree, it dawned on me that the lo...
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Peephole

July 19, 2014 - No Matter which direction I turned, there was driftwood everywhere. There were so many different sizes and shapes it alm...
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Which Way Did He Go

July 18, 2014 - This "prairie dog" actually is a good sized rodent that lives in large colonies underground. Even though they are consid...
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High Suspension

July 18, 2014 - Cannot even begin the number of times we crossed this bridge getting from St. Simons Island to Jekyll Island. Each time...
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Driftwood

July 16, 2014 - I can't believe that I've had three consecutive days with no rain. Guess I forgot to pack the "rain magnet"! Yesterday...
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Island Sunrise

July 14, 2014 - Made it out to Grant's Point on St. Simon Island, GA early this morning after a couple of missed turns. Actually, I beat...
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Juvenile Pelican

July 09, 2014 - Here fishy, fishy, fishy. Apparently, this young pelican decided to take the day off and celebrate the 4th of July like...
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Wood Stork

July 05, 2014 - A face only a Mother could love. Managed to get up close and personal with this stork at the Sebastian Inlet Recreation...
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