Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine!
A moment of peace after fighting off challengers for not only his perch, but also his snack.
Red Hot Fungus
Found this little beauty right next to the trail at Huntley Meadows. It was less than 2 inches tall and had evidently only very recently pushed its way up through the soil.
Dawn on Tangier Island, VA
Harris Hawk at Maryland Renaissance Faire 2016
And Take That!!
While taking a walk around some area ponds one day I happened upon these two very large snapping turtles (mating?).
Geese fog rising
Geese rising from advection fog on Lake Accotink, Virginia.
Whale Watching, Tadoussac, QC
Humpback Whale named "Snow White' by scientists is hamming it up for the tourists.
No need to say anything. I was smitten. Taken at Eaves Movie Ranch during the Nat Geo Photography Workshop, Santa Fe, NM.
Last catch of the day..
Huntley Meadows Wetland Preserve.
Humpback Whale Taking A Dive
...and then our eyes met.
Female orangutan at the National Zoo, Washington DC. She was indoors sitting on a ledge right next to the partition separating us. The glass was smudged and smeared on both sides. I was watching through my camera as she interacted with a few children in front of me trying to figure out an angle between the heads and the smudges. Then she looked straight at me. I was so startled at the power of that moment that I pressed the button more from adrenaline than conscious intent. This is barely cropped as I had a telephoto lens still on the camera from being outside.
I see you in there! Where's my lunch?!?
Feeding time at the National Zoo, Washington DC.
Dawn Flower, Tadoussac, QC
I came across this beauty on the way to photograph sunrise over Tadoussac Bay, Tadoussac, QC.
This Great Blue Heron was spotted high above as I was returning from a paddleboard outing. I laid on my back and did my best to hold the camera as still as was possible while floating on the water. I took several shots and one (1) turned out so clearly you can see its eye sparkle.
Irritated Adolescent Osprey
Snapping Turtle In Rose Water---sort of....
A HUGE snapping turtle chilling out between romantic bouts with its equally HUGE would-be mating partner.
Spineybacked Orbweaver Spider
These crazy looking spiders come In a variety of color combinations and are often referred to as a 'crab spiders' though not related to the actual crab spiders. They are not aggressive, but can bite if handled. They are not poisonous.
Snow White, the Humpbacked Whale
Whale watching excursion in Tadoussac, QC brought us face to face (tail to tail?) with 'Snow White' as she had been dubbed. Scientists identify whales by the markings on the underside of their tails. They are as unique as fingerprints are to humans.