Florida Friends

Due to thunderstorms in the Denver area, I’m in an airport restaurant waiting out a three-hour delay and reflecting on my Florida Birds workshop that finished up this morning. Even though I’m stuck in the airport waiting on my connecting flight, it is refreshing to be back in the thin air of the mile-high city […]

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Is It Spring Yet?

I realize the east coast of the US is reeling from the latest of many severe winter storms this winter. But here in SW Colorado spring is in the air. It has been unseasonably warm with snow pack far below normal. The ski resorts are hurting and exceptionally dry conditions may cause issues later this […]

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White-Tailed Ptarmigan: Colorado

It’s a great day as a wildlife photographer when you photograph a species for the first time. Today was one of those days for me – a White-tailed Ptarmigan. And it happened quite by accident. Ever since we moved to Durango last summer, Cheril and I have talked about going snowmobiling. Finally,today we did it. […]

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From Field Guide to Fine Art Photography

There is more to fine art photography of wildlife than a super telephoto lens and a frame full of critter. A properly focused and exposed full-frame image of a stationary wild animal can be a challenging and worthwhile pursuit. I call this type of shot the “field-guide” shot. That is, it is a perfect image […]

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First Sign Of Spring

Spring has begun to reveal itself here in Nebraska. However, it can be hard to see and appreciate because snow still covers the ground. Temperatures fall well below freezing each night, sometimes to single digits. The yard has no green, just matted brown turf. Farmer’s fields are weeks away from being tilled and planted. However, […]

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Post Card from Iowa’s East Coast

Hello from the East Coast of Iowa! That’s right, East coast. As in Mississippi River! I spent the weekend shooting Bald Eagles near Le Claire, IA. In winter, this area is one of the best places to photograph Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states. At several locks and dams along the northern portions of […]

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Christmas Breakfast for Coyote

Suffering from cabin fever, I decided to head out this morning and see what I could see. It was overcast and cold. About 30 minutes after sunrise I stumbled upon this good looking coyote hunting for his Christmas breakfast. Fresh meat is a rare find this time of year and I must not have looked […]

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A Look Back at 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, I feel it is worth a moment to take stock of the year’s photography accomplishments. Although I didn’t spend as many days as I had hoped in the field making photographs (I never do), I was able to visit some incredible places and bring back a few meaningful photographs. […]

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