Waiting for the train

Waiting in a quiet Metro station late on a Wednesday night after walking around the National Mall. The timing was perfect. Lights on the ground and walls announce an approaching train. In this instance one […]


The Northern Gannet

The Northern Gannet. Taken with the Nikon D5 and Nikon 180-400 f/4. It typically returns to the same nesting ground every year and has a lifelong mate that it doesn’t see again until the next […]


Coming in for a landing

At the Northern Gannet colony at the Cape St Mary’s Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland Canada, thousands of birds head out to sea to find fish. They can travel up to 100km off the coast to […]


Northern Gannet Cape St Marys

Our first day at Bird rock at Cape St Mary’s Ecological Reserve #capestmarys in Newfoundland Canada. As the light was coming directly over the rock where the birds were nesting, I turned and noticed Northern […]


Welcome to Bird Rock

One of the more impressive bird colonies I have been to is Bird Rock at Cape St Mary’s Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland, Canada. I have been to Bosque del Apache in Arizona, Bird Island in […]


The puffin, a cool coastal bird

The puffin. In this case the horned puffin. One of my favorite coastal birds. Because during the breeding season they develop a brightly colored beak and just look darn cool. They lose that beak after […]


They’re just playing, really…

On our first full day of wildlife shooting in Alaska, we flew by bush plane to the Katmai National Park and Preserve. It is a one hour flight across the Cook Inlet from Homer, Alaska, […]


You Need Those Skies – A Lesson on B&W

Usually, when I am doing landscapes and the skies are less than ideal, I tend to lean with finishing my photo in B&W. This allows me to darken the sky and give it some character […]


White Balance…Explained?

White balance can be a very technical aspect of your photography. It can be highly subjective and can be a powerful tool with you photography story-telling. It is also a complex subject that I think […]


An unexpected morning – Sharp-tailed grouse

On our second morning in Burwell, Nebraska at Calamus Outfitters, we were not hoping for much with the sharp-tailed grouse because of high 20-30 mph winds and rain in the forecast. As with other prairie chickens […]

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