Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

Dec 262016
Seminole Ranch Conservation Area, 12/23/2016

This morning I drove to the Seminole Ranch Conservation Area. The parking area for it is right across the street from Orlando Wetlands Park. If there’s no hunt planned for the day, you can get there as early as you like and walk to the St. John’s River. The trail takes you to the St. […]

Nov 222016
Polk County Kingbird Roost, 11/12/2016

Yesterday afternoon I drove out to Polk County to a kingbird roost about 1.5 hours from my house. Both Western Kingbirds and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers have been regularly reported there over the last few weeks. I arrived around 4:30 and within about 10 minutes or so, the Western Kingbirds started flying in. I counted about 8 […]

Oct 132016
Anhinga with Fish

Back in August I visited Lake Apopka and found an Anhinga right after it speared a fish, giving me lots of opportunities for photos. This one is my favorites because the fish looks completely surprised to be having such a bad day.          

Jun 062016
Virginia Opossum with Young

Yesterday morning I drove out to the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. It’s one of my favorite places for birding, and I was hoping to photograph a Yellow-breasted Chat that had been located there the day before. I heard two calling and singing in different places, but neither was interested in coming into view so I […]

Jan 142016
Wakodahatchee Wetlands, 1/2/2016

On New Year’s Day our family drove down to Palm Beach County to visit my brother-in-law. The following morning I decided to visit Wakodahatchee Wetlands. It’s a wonderful place with a beautifully maintained board walk that takes you through the wetlands. My primary hope was to see the Neotropic Cormorant that has been hanging out […]

Jan 112016
Sprague's Pipit at the Little Big Econ WMA (Kilbee Tract), 1/4/2015

Yesterday I met up in the early morning with a couple of my friends to explore the Little Big Econ WMA. Our biggest hope was to find the Vermilion Flycatcher that has been hanging out along the Econ River. We found that bird without much trouble, though it was very early in the morning, and […]

Jan 092016
Vermilion Flycatcher at Little Big Econ WMA, 12/31/2015

A few days ago, a Vermilion Flycatcher was found along the Little Big Econ River, very close to where it meets with the St. Johns River. This morning I decided to walk the Kilbee Tract of the Little Big Econ WMA to see if I could find it. It was a pretty easy walk to […]

Jan 052016
Burrowing Owl at Brian Piccolo Park, 12/27/2015

My father and I just returned from a 3 day excursion through South Florida in search of birds we’ve never seen before. We had a very successful trip. We found 104 species over the three days, including 6 species I’ve never seen in Florida: Neotropic Cormorant, Western Spindalis (lifer), Egyptian Goose, Bronzed Cowbird, Red-wiskered Bulbul […]