Nov 302012
 
It's all arachnid-y in here

I just realized I have a pretty hefty backlog of photographs from this spring and summer still, which is cool since two of my lenses aren’t really working right now and I’m not sure when I can get them fixed. So today you will have spiders. Snazzy spiders. They’re not gonna hurt you, don’t worry. […]

Nov 302012
 
Water of Life...

Water of Life… A young elephant waits for his turn at an overcrowded waterhole in Hwange National Park. Poor rains caused most of the natural waterholes in Hwange to dry up early this year leading to extreme pressure on the limited capacity of the pumped water sources. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 f4. […]

Nov 302012
 
Rare Art Works by John James Audubon at Auction on December 5th Part II

A rare collection of 82 original, hand-colored engravings of birds and quadrupeds by John James Audubon will come under the hammer in New York on 5th December 2012. “The Birds of America” was published in London between 1827 and 1838 by Robert Havell. Although some items will be purchased by art galleries for public display, […]

Nov 292012
 
Key Biscayne’s Fragile Ecosystem

Key Biscayne in Miami, Florida, is part of my frequent travel destinations. I saw several juvenile laughing gulls with different plumage. Key Biscayne lies south of Miami Beach and east of Miami. The village is connected to Miami via the Rickenbacker Causeway, originally built in 1947. The construction of hotels and several condominium complexes in […]

Nov 292012
 
CARE Calls Upon Congress to Abandon Sequestration and Fully Fund the National Wildlife Refuge System

The Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE) urges Congress to ensure a future for America’s wildlife heritage and fully fund our National Wildlife Refuge System. Sequestration could cut the Refuge System’s budget by nearly 10%, but coupled with an additional annual appropriation cut, the overall impact could be as much as 20%. The U.S. Fish […]

Nov 292012
 
 Rare Art Works by John James Audubon at Auction on December 5th Part I

A rare collection of 82 original, hand-colored engravings of birds and quadrupeds by John James Audubon will come under the hammer in New York on 5th December 2012. “The Birds of America” was published in London between 1827 and 1838 by Robert Havell. Although some items will be purchased by art galleries for public display, […]

Nov 282012
 
New-Look Website!!

Good day, friends! It’s been a long time coming, but I can finally reveal the new homepage that houses my photographic portfolio! I went from the flash-based website that I started out with to a more user-friendly and mobile-browsing-friendly format using HTML5 language. I would love to have your feedback, as I am still building […]

Nov 282012
 
Lewis’s Woodpeckers Put On A Show

Lewis’s Woodpeckers (Melanerpes lewis) usually begin their molt in autumn and it can last through the winter.The bird above appears to be molting (click on photos for full sized images). I noticed that they had returned from their breeding grounds a few weeks ago and were showing up in fairly large numbers among the large […]

Nov 272012
 
Runner-up

I don’t know what American grade school kids are being taught these days – I left Oakville Elementary a couple of decades ago (Okay, fine—several decades ago) and since I haven’t had kids of my own I don’t have access to 21st century homework assignments. But I’ll go out on a limb here and bet […]

Nov 272012
 
Common Loon (Gavia immer)

The Common Loon or as known as the Great Northern Diver in Eurasia breeds in the northern portion of North America, Greenland, Iceland and Scotland.  It winters on the seacoasts or large lakes of south Europe and the United States. Because of its migration habits, it is seen commonly in the waters off the Massachusetts […]