While in Costa Rica I had the pleasure of visiting Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula to see pristine Rainforest and a wide variety of wildlife. One of the highlights was being able to watch and photograph a Brown-throated three-toed sloth (Bradypus variegatus) and her baby feasting on leafs. Sloths as I found out move faster than you might think and while they’re not the cutest of animals they certai
My last trip of note before Costa Rica was my fall trip to Switzerland. As a long over due add on to my blog post Back After Making New Friends in Switzerland I give you Beware the Goats – Zermatt, Switzerland [tags]travel, photography, video, Zermatt, Switzerland, photos, stock photo, goat, livestock, alps, Swiss, Switzerland, Suisse, Schweiz, Schweizerische, Svizzera[/tags]
I’m back after spending a couple of weeks in Costa Rica. While Costa Rica is a small country, there is tons to see there thanks to their incredibly rich biodiversity. The statistic I read is that Costa Rica has 0.1% of the total land found on Earth, but is home to 5% of all species known worldwide. That’s quite an amazing statistic when you think about it. While this rainbow photo doesn’t reflect Co
To most this will seem to be a rather ordinary photo, but for those familiar with the Farallon Islands you’ll find this photo amazing… and no this wasn’t the result of Photoshop wizardry. The Farallones are 27 miles off the coast of San Francisco and normally cannot be seen as they’re often concealed behind a shroud of fog. In addition when you do see them they’re specks on the horizon.
About this photo…. This feisty swan came in for a taste of my camera. He eventually got my lens. No harm no fowl. Pun intended LOL. Photographing animals with a fish-eye lens is always an adventure. The focal distance is so short the subject can be with in inches of the lens and still be in focus. I was aiming for more majestic images and got some during better lighting conditions, but this photo just makes me
Sea Otter and Sleeping Pup (Enhydra lutris) The innocence of youth California Sea Otter style. This very young pup seemed to have found a save and comfy spot to sleep on a cold morning in Monterey, California. It’s always impressive to see how strong the mothering instincts are for Sea Otters. The females will swim constantly to ensure their pups are a safe distance from any potential threat. This particular ph
Conservatory of Flowers Valentines Day Lighting in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco It’s been a while since I’ve photographed the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, but this past Valentines Day I was able to stop by and was pleasantly surprised to see the dome of the building glowing a fitting color. I wonder if they’ll make lighting of the dome a regular occurance like the lighting of the
Golden Gate Bridge & Surf at Sunset The interesting thing about San Francisco is that summer time weather is never during summer. It’s in the spring and fall. During the summer its cold and foggy. I ramble about this because I often see so many tourists on the bridge in shorts and t-shirts during the summer and it brings a tear to my eye. Ok maybe it doesn’t bring me to tears, but I feel for them. I s