On July 17th I wrote “Two Coyotes Killed In Golden Gate Park, San Francisco – Why Care?” and since that time I’ve been working hard to connect with someone at the California State Department of Fish and Game to discuss the policies that shape these types of wildlife management decisions. Well after nearly two months I was finally able to talk with someone about the matter after persisting thro
The northwestern Hawaiian islands are said to be among the most beautiful in the world. I’ve only been as far as Kauai so far, but while there I was able to see quite a few species of seabirds that call this area home. One of the most impressive birds to see soaring along the coast is the Laysan Albatross otherwise known as the Moli. The majority of the time these birds spend their time out to sea, but from Nov
With wildlife photography luck is always part of the equation, but you never know how or when it will come into play. While in the Arctic last summer I had the good fortune of photographing an Arctic Hare that was resting in the shade to avoid both the sun and predators. Although the hare was stationary its ears were twitching in order to keep a small swarm of mosquitoes from biting these blood rich organs. I only to
This Sunday I woke up very early (4:40 AM) to drop my wife off at the San Francisco Half Marathon in which she was running. Being up before sunrise I thought it would be worth a try to go out looking for wildlife photo opportunities. Fortunately wildlife abounds here in the San Francisco bay area and it only takes a short drive to get to an area you might cross paths with wild animals. After dropping my wife off I de
No matter what type of photography interests you, whether its landscape photography, nature photography, street photography, people photography or any other type of photography its essential to always be prepared. Over the years I’ve learned that being prepared is itself an art form. The art of preparedness is seldom just a generic chore and can require quite a bit of creative thought.
There are no shortage of Red-tailed hawks in my area, but getting a good shot of one has proven to be a real challenge. This weekend everything seemed to fall into place as I finally found myself in the right place with the right lighting. To say these birds are incredible would be an understatement.
Reported today (July 16th): “Two coyotes shot to death in Golden Gate Park” – SF Gate Why should you care? Why do I care? For those that don’t live in the area a little background… the coyotes in Golden Gate Park are something new. Coyotes have recently repopulated portions of San Francisco after decades of absence. It was a huge mystery how coyotes made it back into such a densely popul
Life has been throwing quite a bit at me lately. A couple of my longer posts have been delayed as a result, so in the meantime here is favorite photo of mine. Pictured are California Sea Lions catching up on some beauty sleep at Pier 39 near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. If you’re unfamiliar with how these Sea Lions took over the dock at Pier 39 take a moment and read this: “A History of the S