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Emily Carter Mitchell

Emily Mitchell is a outdoor photography enthusiast well known for her bird, wildlife and nature photography. As an award winning and published photojournalist her work can be seen in a variety of publications, book covers and smart device apps. Her blog, Hoof Beats and Foot Prints blog is internationally recognized and showcases her beautiful images and insights on nature.

Becoming Wiser

Like an owl, over time I’ve become wiser and more selective with my photography. We can all be our worst critics and sometimes that can work against us. Other times though it can push us to stretch our creative abilities and come up with something completely new. The […]

Art Discovery

  One can find art in the least expected places. “From Desert to Sea” is an abstract image that I captured initially with my iPhoneX and then returned with the big girl camera and a macro lens. This image has been accepted into a Juried art show by […]

Creative Captures for Christmas

This weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to spend time at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. A beautiful and expansive place filled with formal gardens, signature trees, dancing water fountains, a botanical conservatory and sweeping meadows. Built by Pierre S. du Pont, Longwood has grown to nearly […]

Snow Buntings

Perhaps one of my most favorite birds to find and spend time with are the charming and sweet Snow Buntings. Nothing more says that winter is here then the arrival of a few of these beauties at North Point State Park in Edgemere, Maryland. Their favorite hangout spot […]

Rarely Seen

The habitat that I’ve created in my garden with food, water and shelter has become a safe haven for wildlife. This autumn a few rare visitors have come through that was least expected. Fortunate to be able to come and go throughout the day while I work I […]

Along the Rapids

Sometimes taking the road more traveled can bring you perspectives and experiences that we all know and love. Adding to my list of autumn favorite locations is a popular park in our nation’s capital. Rock Creek Park boasts a strip of protected natural land with Rock Creek flowing […]