As I’m sure many of you can relate, some weeks can be tougher than others. This was a tough week and I’m in blogging withdrawal. With so much to do and so little time to share this week I’ve been left a bit frustrated. With some luck this coming week will allow me to get back to the level of blogging I’m used to. In the meantime I wanted to make sure you knew I was still around and kicking. Ph
Glacier National Park suffers from no shortage of iconic vistas and formations. Hidden Lake lookout, above Logan Pass, is a place you can lose yourself taking in the iconic vistas and mountain peaks. Even the locals (Mountain Goats, Marmots and Bighorn Sheep) seem to stop to enjoy the views from time to time. They also seem to enjoy watching visiting photographers as I found out. The Mountain Goats (photos to come) m
Yet another urban wildlife encounter ends in death. Yesterday, Wednesday March 29, 2011, a mountain lion was spotted in Redwood City and killed versus tranquilized and relocated. This time I was able to be on site with in minutes of the sad conclusion to this urban wildlife encounter to capture a few photographs. The last time I wrote on an urban wildlife killing, Two Coyotes Killed In Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
This Weeks Friday Freebie iPad Wallpaper: Anemones & Pebbles Friday Freebie features an image to liven up your iPad display with images from my travels… all for free. If you’re into macro photography there are few things that beat exploring a tide-pool. Some time ago I posted the original version of Anemone & Pebbles just after I picked up my Canon 1Ds Mark III. The detail in the photo blew me awa
If you’re in the mood for a laugh then I highly recommend watching this comedic over-dub to some great BBC wildlife footage. It’s short, funny and I dare you to watch it just once. I’ve been watching this video as of late to lift my spirits, for reasons I’ll explain in another post.
Few would argue that one of the cutest sea mammals around are Sea Otters. Whether they’re grooming, using tools to crack open shellfish to eat or just warming themselves in the sun Sea Otters seem to have an eternally cute appearance. As Sea Otters rest in rafts you never know what pose they might take. The rare combination is the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” pose between neighboring o
Recently I had a horrible experience getting a much needed photo for an assignment due to increased traffic and limited space. Here are 3 critical steps I learned to overcome these obstacles. #1: Arrive Early & Be Assertive I make it a habit to always arrive early to the location of my shoot. This enables me to find the best location to work, scope out different shots, set up shop, locate new & old friends as
Fast food has an altogether different meaning for Sea Otters. Voracious they’re almost always hunting and clams are among their favorite quick meals. This photo was captured shortly after the clam was pounded with a rock… a common sight to see. Sea Otters make fast work of shellfish, so shortly after this the hunt was on for another meal. In all the time I’ve been photographing Sea Otters this was o