It was a balmy morning, just after 7am, and I was at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Bird Sanctuary on Sanibel Island, a popular vacation spot in southwest Florida, sandwiched between the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound, known for its pristine beaches, shelling, […]
I’m not much for bird photography. I like it, I’m just not good at it most of the time. But in celebration of National Bird Day today, I thought I would share some of my favorite bird images I’ve taken at home and abroad! These images are from […]
This isn’t the first lilac-breasted roller I’ve posted, probably the 50th I would imagine. In the past the images were of happy rollers, their brilliant rainbow feathers gleaming in the sun, flitting about the trees next to our vehicle like over wound toys. I love to see […]
Who knew a heron could be so cute?!
I’ve spent most of my Christmases in Michigan where I grew up under layers of wool and long puffy coats that never won me any style awards but kept me toasty in the worst conditions. Last week however, I traded my winter accoutrement for flip-flops, a floppy hat, […]
I admit it, photographically, New York City bored me. I’m not proud of it. As a resident, the bright shiny thing called Manhattan faded after 18+ years. Until recently that is, when something changed and the old spark returned. It happened unexpectedly one morning a few weeks back […]
I love, love, love the lilac-breasted roller. It’s a gorgeous bird and, lucky for me, one that I often see on safari. I’ve taken hundreds of photos of this bird but until now my only worthwhile images have been of rollers at rest on a tree. I’ve tried […]
In the African bush, the Elephant and the egret are the best of friends
The more I go to Africa the more I realize how many extraordinary sights I have yet to see. This realization, in all honesty, make me a little crazy. So many places, so little time and all that. What I was looking for was pretty simple: I wanted […]
Everyday for the past two years, Gary drives to a parking lot on the east side of San Francisco Bay, near Berkeley, next to the Albany waterfront. He can’t be late, his fansa are waiting and they’re hungry.