bobcat; bobcats; wildcats; bodega; fauna; tranquility; pristine nature; predatory cats "Bobcat Pup I", Bodega, CA - we used to have a Rottweiler living on our property and as a result never saw much animal life around - except gophers. The rotty left, the cats came in - wildcats!
Santa Cruz Blackbird
You see them everywhere, almost don't even notice them - but throughout the 300mm lens they are quite beautiful.
Bodega Bobcat Prowl
Hunting in the Watt's field behind my barn, this large bobcat was the biggest one I have even seen. Generally these guys are twice the size of a house-cat, this one was triple the size, easily.
The sunset light in Bodega is often very rich. Bodega is about 10 miles from the pacific coast and the sunset colors make dusk shooting extra fun. This hummingbird comes back almost every night to feed in our backyard during springtime.
Great Blue Heron Gawk
Bodega Bay, CA and surrounding regions know this long, elegant bird well. A beautiful and common addition to a spectacular coastal region of northern California.
Teton Bison Bull
It's not technically a buffalo, it's an American Bison. The term "buffalo" is sometimes considered to be a misnomer for this animal, as it is only distantly related to either of the two "true buffalo", the Asian water buffalo and the African buffalo.
Trade Wind Paddlers
The trade winds in Kihei are among the most intense anywhere in the world. This open ocean canoeist had no idea this whale breach was happening just behind him. I shot this from a 1/2 mile away with a 300mm lens and a polarized filter (ocean color tones) - wish I had a 600mm to get the shot without all the atmospheric distortion - you get the idea, though.
Humpback Whale Breach
Huge Humpback Whale Breach, sunset behind lighting up the sea spray - seq. 1 of 5 - Launiupoko Beach Park, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
Honu in Flight, Needle Fish in Tote
"Honu in Flight, Needle Fish in Tote"
Shot in Paia, Maui - the locals call this spider a Banana Spider but the actual name is the Hawaiian garden spider, Argiope appensa.
Juvenile Elk River Crossing (2 of 2)
This juvenile elk was trotting down my side of the bank on the Snake River in Grand Tetons NP, and startled us both. I was actually tracking a heard of elk who'd be trumpeting to each other all morning on the other side of the river when this young female wapiti startled us both.
Juvenile Elk River Crossing (1 of 2)
This is Winter, teh only 'red lab' I've ever met. It's actually my brother in law Shawn's dog, a fox colored lab with a mellow disposition.
Taken at the Rose Gardens in Petaluma, CA during Jen and Aristotle's wedding. I used a GoPro Hero 2 with a fisheye housing to shoot this picture. In my wedding clothes, wife rolling her eyes about me not paying attention to the reception guests, I laid on the ground set the lens just above the waterline and waited for the flotilla to cruise by.
Soaring Red Tail Hawk
I love to intensity of this predator's expression, and power in its movement. Living in the country I am lucky to have animals like these hunting in the fields nearby. This healthy redtail started a turn just above my barn roof - creating this dynamic feel of movement.
Humpback Tail Slapping Lessons
Perfectly in unison, yet just slightly outside of the focal range of my lens, this mother and child splashed around together for many minutes, then this happened.
We live near a creek and in the middle of winter when the water level is up there are probably 100 thousand frogs in the neighborhood - so loud! This tiny frog made a home in our warm laundry room and our son Cam creatively named the frog, "Cam". His eyeball is no bigger than a BB, entire body about the size of a half dollar.
California Coast Gartersnake
This lil' guy lives under a bush in a Bodega Bay vacation rental we stayed in, wakes up each morning to sun himself.
maui cardinal; red cardinal; birds; fauna; hawaiian birds; Maui Cardinal, checking me out from my vantage point at the photo perch above the paddle out beach of Honolua Bay.
Bodega Bay, CA is home to a large and diverse species of shorebirds. With its swift and precise surf line scouring, the sandpiper is the ruler of the pack.
Juvenile Yosemite Black Bear
Juvenile Yosemite Black Bear