Category Archives: Wildlife

GPC0071-copy-1024x683.jpg

We missed you

I realized last month I was supposed to be in Nebraska to photographing Great Prairie Chickens. Thanks to the lockdowns, we did not make it this year. These are undoubtably one of my favorite birds […]

EJM6777-copy.jpg

A great start to the week

We had a great start to our week photographing Rocky Mountain Big Horned Sheep on the red rocks along Rt 26. Our big find of a group of over 30 sheep were long Trail Lake […]

EJM3401.jpg

Bighorn Ewes Chilling Out

So where there are rams, rocky mountain bighorn sheep ewes can’t be far behind. The rams are always keeping close eyes on the herd. In my last post, we had a ram peering over the […]

EJM6459-1.jpg

A splendid morning at Lake Kussharo

I had a very fun week exploring Hokkaido over the Christmas holiday. While the weather did not cooperate fully for what I was looking for with the red crowned cranes, that gave me the opportunity […]

EJM7901.1.jpg

The Downy Woodpecker

The supports of Sax Zim Bog put out feeders for the non migratory birds. This draws the superstars of the show, various owls including barred, boreal, snowy, and northern hawk owls. They will return to […]

EJM0646.jpg

The Boreal Owl

Considered a “bucket list” bird for many, the boreal owl is one of the smaller and elusive owls in Sax Zim Bog. We drove around in the area where people indicated they saw the owl […]

EJM8994.jpg

Go for the headshot

We were at Winterberry at Sax Zim Bog, coming back to photograph the barred owl. He was there because there were many smaller birds going for the feeders he could take advantage. We had both […]

EJM8233.jpg

First Day at Sax Zim

I have had the great opportunity to visit many of the “bucket list” wildlife photography spots around the world. One in particular on my bucket list that gets you up close in personal with some […]

EJM4767.jpg

The head shot – Red-crowned crane

Usually when you use a long lens, you want to try to isolate your subject. You can also have fun with a long lens to isolate part of your subject. In this case, I wanted […]

EJM5468.jpg

Whooper Swan

  Related to the Trumpeter Swan we see in North America, the Whooper Swan is a great bird to see in snow covered Japan in the winter. I found a bevy along the shore of […]

Copyright Eric Mitch 2018