Don Getty

Don Getty

Don Getty has been an avid wildlife photographer for over 20 years. He resides in Wyoming, just 30 miles from Yellowstone Park. He photographs birds, mammals, reptiles and just about any living creature he can get in front of his lens. Wildlife photography has taken him throughout the Rocky Mountain region of the US and Canada, East Africa, South Africa, Costa Rica, Florida and Churchill Manitoba. He has received numerous awards and his images have appeared in many magazines, books and calendars.

Aug 182013
 
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge by Don Getty

Whether you are an avid birder, or an obsessed nature photographer as I am, the Bird River Migratory Bird Refuge can be a wonderful location to observe and photograph a wide variety of birds. Over the years I have photographed at the Refuge many times. My most recent visit was in April 2013 and all […]

Jun 142013
 
Bald Eagles of Alaska by Don Getty

In March 2013 I traveled to Alaska with the sole intent of photographing Bald Eagles. I had photographed Bald Eagles in the past, but those occasions where random sightings. Bald Eagles are thriving in Alaska. At times there were well over 100 eagles in sight. The Bald Eagle is the national bird of the United […]

Apr 072013
 
Costa Rica Photo Journal by Don Getty – Part 3 of 3

On Day 7 we were off to Arenal Observation Lodge, but stopped along the way at Las Iguanas restaurant for lunch and photographing Iguanas – both were quite good. The restaurant is along a river where the Iguanas congregate in the trees along the river banks and often come onto the restaurant property, just outside […]

Mar 182013
 
Costa Rica Photo Journal by Don Getty – Part 2 of 3

Day 4 was the day to move to Bosque De Paz Lodge. It was a rainy day – just fine for a little rainforest landscape photography and for photographing birds from under the eaves of the lodge. Why travel to a rainforest if a little rain slows you down! Day 5 at Bosque De Paz […]

Mar 052013
 
Costa Rica Photo Journal by Don Getty - Part 1 of 3

I recently was in Costa Rica for nine full days of photography, putting over 7,000 clicks on my cameras. In order to give you a taste of the trip I decided to give you a daily photo journal of my experience in 3 parts. Day 1 was just photographing around the bird feeders at Selva […]

Dec 062012
 
Bosque del Apache NWR by Don Getty – Part 3

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is a premier location for winter birding and bird photography. November and December are the best months. Bosque is located in New Mexico about 95 mile south of Albuquerque. The small community of Socorro, 19 mile north of the Refuge, offers a good variety of hotels and restaurants. When […]

Nov 222012
 
Bosque del Apache NWR by Don Getty – Part 2

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is a premier location for winter birding and bird photography. November and December are the best months. Bosque is located in New Mexico about 95 mile south of Albuquerque. The small community of Socorro, 19 mile north of the Refuge, offers a good variety of hotels and restaurants. When […]

Nov 122012
 
Bosque del Apache NWR by Don Getty - Part 1

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is a premier location for winter birding and bird photography. November and December are the best months. Bosque is located in New Mexico about 95 mile south of Albuquerque. The small community of Socorro, 19 mile north of the Refuge, offers a good variety of hotels and restaurants. When […]

Oct 102012
 
The Birds of Yellowstone by Don Getty – Part Two

When people plan to visit Yellowstone National Park, they generally anticipate seeing wildlife like bears, buffalo, elk, etc. and the natural wonders such as geysers and waterfalls. Often overlooked is the incredible variety of birds. I’ve seen Wilson’s Snipes in the Park several times. I photographed this one from the window of my vehicle not […]

Sep 272012
 
The Birds of Yellowstone by Don Getty - Part One

When people plan to visit Yellowstone National Park, they generally anticipate seeing wildlife like bears, buffalo, elk, etc. and the natural wonders such as geysers and waterfalls. Often overlooked is the incredible variety of birds. I drove away from two grizzlies in poor light which were just down the road from a group of American […]

Aug 022012
 
Say's Phoebes have moved in.

I had been seeing these birds around my house, but didn’t pay much attention to them. After all, I thought they were just little brown birds. My curiosity got the better of me so I grabbed my bird book and determined they are Say’s Phoebes. With some observation, I discovered they have nested above a […]

Jun 302012
 
Costa Rica, a Holiday with Nature, Part 3 of 3

The Arenal Observatory Lodge has several feeders to attract birds and they did their job. I was able to photograph honeycreepers, tanagers, oropendola, woodpeckers and more. The bird feeders also attracted White-nosed Coatis which fed on the scraps. These bold creatures would walk right into the restaurant if given a chance. There is an extensive […]