On my drive home from work last month I pulled a Common Snapping Turtle out of the roadway. Thankfully I got to him before a large truck smashed him into turtle pie! He spent the night in the back of my pickup truck and got a photo session the next day. Taking him to a shallow mud puddle, I laid on my belly and got some shots at that low perspective. The eye-to-eye level made him look much bigger than he was in person. Although not as big as some snappers, he was just as feisty and snappy as the big... continue reading
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A few weeks ago, I was walking around a pond behind my office, camera in hand, and I observed a real family feud! Two Canada Goose families were resting near each other in the shade. As I approached, the goslings were startled and ran down helter skelter into the pond, the two groups of goslings getting mixed together in the process. Almost immediately, one of the parents of the smaller goslings began to chase and attack the larger goslings. This prompted a parent of the larger goslings to fly... continue reading
Within walking distance of my office are several ponds and beaver swamps. This gives me plenty of wildlife and bird photography opportunities without travel expenses! When I’m not too busy, I try to talk a walk every morning and occasional afternoons. With all the spring and early summer rains falling, the briars and undergrowth have really taken off, making it a bit more difficult to get close to some of those more secluded spots. In a moment of inspiration, I decided to keep a pair of branch trimmers... continue reading
Journey is often more beautiful than the destination , this is proved again and again.Mostly we start the journey for Photography destination early in the morning and as soon as we reached the outskirts of city we first encounter Sunrise then season specific fields, then hills and forest, rivers and bridges, lakes.We we pass through the fields and forest we got opportunity to shoot lots of birds , wild animals and reptiles.Season after rain provides opportunity to shoot clean blue... continue reading
Twice a day, Monday through Friday, I make a 32-mile journey to and from my job at the Walton County Animal Control shelter in Monroe Georgia. My path takes me on country backroads through tiny towns like High Shoals, Good Hope and Watkinsville. Each and every trip, my camera rides shotgun in the front seat next to me. You never know what you’ll see on those routine rides. So much of my “wildlife photography” is shot on those boring rides to and from work. One day it might be an armadillo ambling... continue reading
It's hard to believe that it's been almost a ten years when I first saw a little yellow bird in my garden eating my Zinnia flowers. I had never seen this little bird before. He was bright yellow with a touch of black on his head and wings and I thought he was a Canary. I actually thought it was one of my neighbors Canaries and that it got out of its cage. But after doing some research I found out it was the American Goldfinch the state bird of New Jersey.I was simply mesmerized seeing... continue reading
Inappropriate portrayals hinder conservation and bolster the pet tradeSome pop-culture trends seem to go viral overnight, but other social evolution is more nuanced and permanent. Case in point: the growing public condemnation of the use of wild animals for entertainment. Changing industry standards reflect this cultural shift. For example, after learning that great ape "actors" often endure abuse during preproduction training, the vast majority of top ad agencies in the world—including... continue reading
Every photographer, or shall I say photography hobbyist, at some point of their life wants to take pictures of nature and wildlife that is contained within it. They all have seen gorgeous shots of wild bears, wolfs, eagles and all the others in National Geographic, and they dream of taking photos just like these. They go out into the woods for a walk carrying their camera and one or two zoom lenses hoping to take that perfect shot, until the reality hits. It is not that easy. In fact wildlife photography... continue reading
1. Some things are so much more important than getting the shot. Underwater photography carries an elevated, but manageable, risk of death or serious injury and following safe diving practises must be the priority, no matter how exciting or unique the potential image may be. Competency with general diving skills, especially buoyancy control, is not only essential for your safety but without them your images will be underwhelming, at best.2. Respect the underwater environment. Following on from point... continue reading
Hello everybody,It’s been quite a long time since my last update on Birds of Turkey. Now, it’s time to continue with the series. This article’s subject is:EURASIAN SCOPS OWL - OTUS SCOPSWith sizes between 19-21 cm and wingspan around 47-54 cm, they are one of the smallest owl species. clearly smaller than Little Owl. Scops owls are typical owls mostly belonging to the genus Otus. Approximately 45 living species are known, but new ones are frequently recognised and unknown ones are still being... continue reading
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