I went to lunch with some friends today at Tijuana Flats. As I was walking back to my car, I saw a Pileated Woodpecker on a tree near my car. Amazingly, it let me walk to my car, get my camera, and get back into position to photograph the bird. I just couldn’t believe how cooperative the bird was being. Then as an added bonus, once I looked at my photos I was able to see the ants it was eating. These are by far my best moments with a Pileated Woodpecker, and it came about just by a little serendipidy.
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.