Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Owls, Hawks and Landscapes of Canada

Monday, January 18th, 2010

I know, it’s not wedding photography, but another love of mine! Recently did a photography tour to Canada for owl photography. Got some amazing shots! There are even a few nice landscape shots as well.

2010 is going to be a big year for travel and nature photography stay tuned for that.

We are also potentially putting together a tour of North Central Maine where the moose and bear roam. I’ve seen the bear tracks, and I’ve almost hit a moose. We would also finish up the trip to Acadia National Park on the Coast of Maine, and then possibly the Portland Head Lighthouse. The last leg of the trip offers beautiful landscape photos, but takes a few days to do it right.

Anyhow here are the owl pics:

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This is a very large barred owl that has caught and killed a short eared owl. Something amazing to see in the wild! the next photo shows detail of the short eared owl.

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Snowy’s are the best!

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and it wouldn’t be complete without any landscape shots:

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Grand Teton III

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Here is the final day of my trip to Grand Teton National Park.

To see the rest from day three, click here

Grand Tetons and Yellowstone: Part II

Friday, September 11th, 2009

My second full day in Wyoming turned out to be as successful as the first. I spent the majority of the day in Yellowstone. After seeing a bear and moose on day 1, i was determined to find and photograph a grizzly. I was told Yellowstone was the place to go.

No bears on this day, as I drove up and down every possible road in the park. Even though I didn’t see any grizzlies, I did encounter a nice big herd of wild bison off the side of the road, which included two males going at it pretty hard. It was something to see in nature in such a big open area no less.


To see the rest, click here

Grand Teton and Yellowstone Parks

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Every once in a while I take a vacation. A few weeks ago I decided to go one of the few places in the US that I have ever been; Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. I only had three full days to see both and I think I did a pretty good job getting my photos. I’ll post highlights from different days in random posts over the next week or so.

I went with few expectations, just getting really nice landscape shots, however after the first day I had high expectations. On the first day I photographed moose crossing Oxbend Bow with the mountains in the background and later on the same day I was withing ten feet of a black bear. This was exciting for me as it was my first bear encounter.

For the most part the bear was more interested in eating berries than eating anyone in the small group of onlookers. There was one sketchy moment when the bear decided to change direction towards me and it definitely concerned me, but things worked out.

I learned some of the best advice that day I possibly could for a bear encounter: Just don’t be the slowest person in the group and you’ll survive.

Enjoy part I:

The rest from day 1 can be viewed here:

Day 1 in Teton

A Girl and Her Horse

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

some more travel – Frankfort, KY, Goergia and North Carolina

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Frankfort is more than the capitol of Kentucky. It has may sights to be seen!

A big waterfall in northern Georgia:

And an always favorite; the North Carolina side of the Smoky Mountains:

Tennessee Waterfalls

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Tennessee is full of waterfalls and glorious sights. I cannot wait to go back this spring when everything is in blossom!

Winter Storm

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Louisville got hit with a winter storm, here are some images from it:

The Wilds!

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

What a wonderful place to go on a gas tank. 10,000 acres of land, free roaming rhinos, giraffe, zebra, and other creatures. They also have a some small cats. It’s in S.E. Ohio, about an hour east of columbus. The open bus tour is the way to go.
The Wilds

Here are some pics, click on the thumbnail for a larger view:

Birds of a feather…

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Today I had a chance to drive up to Indiana to Starve Hollow Lake and photograph eagles.  I saw a total of 8 eagles, but the main oppurtunity was only to photograph juveniles.  In addition to wedding photography, I love photographing nature and landscape photos.  One of these days I will make it to some exotic location to shoot the flora, fauna and culture.

Here are a few pics of the birds today, click on the thumbnails for a larger image:



And here is a pic from earlier in the week of an owl that is sitting in a very public place. Literally hundres of people walk by this owl each day and never notice its existance.  It is probably better that way! LOL!