Uncommon Things

As a nature photographer, there are some surprising discoveries to those that keep a vigil watch on their surroundings. I have found that the more I slow down and really take my time then nature begins to show itself. After a while it’s certain that you’ll take a deep breath and embrace the relaxation that…

Creating Yourself Part 2

For a photographer, finding your inner artist can sometimes be like searching for the Holy Grail. There are some that are natural artists and have the ability to see a composition that 10 people before them would completely miss. As we travel through the journey of learning the craft of digital photography the first hurdle…

In the World of Fanciful Wings

Early this morning I had the unique opportunity to enter into the world of Fanciful Wings at the Wings of Fancy butterfly exhibit at Brookside Gardens. This wonderful place is open during the summer months and showcases exotic butterflies from around the world. Managed by the U.S.D.A., strict rules exist to ensure safety for these…

Red Footed Booby

  “Red Footed Booby” I’ll never forget our visit on Tower Island – Genovesa Island in the Galapagos and the cacophony of nesting bird calls. Fondly known as the Bird Island, Genovesa Island hosts three types of booby birds, Magnificent Frigatebird and many others nesting on the island. The Island is barren save the mangroves…

The Story Behind the Picture

As a nature and wildlife photographer, and truly any photographer that wants to progress in their profession, Marketing and Promotion is an essential part of the equation. When speaking with several professional photographers that have been around a while, they spend a majority of their time Marketing and Promoting and a much smaller time out…

National Wildlife Visitors Center

There are so many exciting things to discover around the world and many times we dream of places far away. Little do we realize that magical places could be just down the road from our homes. Many of these places are quiet and off of the beaten track where nature and mankind have created harmony…

Little Green Herons

The days are starting to get steamy and we’re entering into the dog days of Maryland summers. As always there are so many places I want to be but have so little time. One special thing I certainly wanted to try for was a Green Heron nest in a nearby community lake that I had…

Flamingos in Bolivia

Tall and elegant but yet gawky are the Pink flamingos, and finding them living at altitudes above 12,000 feet is something that you would least expect. In my travels, I’ve had the great fortune to enjoy them at Lake Manyara in Tanzania, and on the Galapagos Islands but the altiplano region of Bolivia is home…

Birds Finally !

I’ve been looking and looking each and every day. Migration season is the flavor of the week and I kept hoping and exploring in hopes of finding some of those visiting feathered friends. The cooler temperatures that we had along with days of rain kept the migration at bay. And then BAM ! It’s as…

Heading North

It was a fog filled morning at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area today. The Snow geese have arrived in full force this past week and today was the first chance I had to get up there to spend some time with this mesmerizing flock. The 2018 year has proven to have the largest numbers present…