May/June 2021 Heron Rookery Photo Project


May/June 2021- Heron Rookery Photo Project  From 24 April until 18 June 2021 I was on the road.  One of my projects involved documenting the activity in a heron colony populated by a variety of wading birds–Great and Snowy Egrets, Black-Crowned Night Herons, Tri-color & Little Blue Herons, and a few…  
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Falll 2020 – Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge – Photo Workshop Location


 Trip Report, Chincoteague NWR, November 2020  Nature Photography Chincoteague NWR is located on the southern Virginia end of the barrier island of Assateague.  In the fall, the refuge attracts large numbers of snow geese along with ducks, swans, herons, ospreys, shorebirds and other migrants. It is also the home to…  
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My COVID 19 Quarantine Survival Story


My COVID 19 Quarantine Survival Story With the emergence of the COVID 19 virus and the “Stay at Home Order”, like many people, I temporarily panicked. How long would the virus be an issue, two weeks, a month? I could deal that.  But a year or more, I had no concept how…  
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Urban Wildlife Photo Project 2


Urban Wildlife Photo Project Overview As mentioned in my last newsletter, in recent months I have reconnected with an old friend who has been allowing me to photograph on her property.  She lives nearby and owns several acres of land with an open area, vegetable garden, flower beds, woods, and a…  
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Wildlife on Florida’s East Coast – Part 1


This is Part 1 of a report on the photography along Florida’s East Coast. The last two weeks of February I flew to the East Coast of Florida to scout for a future photo workshop in March of 2021 or 2022.  In the past, I have conducted several workshops in Florida…  
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Passion for Wildlife Photography


Passion for Wildlife Photography Inspiration Why is wildlife my favorite subject to photograph?  To begin, I inherited love of animals from my father.  He lived in the Baltimore’s inner city in a row home with 12 siblings, but escaped whenever possible, walking great distances beyond city limit into the woods…  
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Svalbard Norway Visual Journey


Bear looking

Svalbard Norway Visual Journey Svalbard Norway is an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean above the Arctic Circle.  It is home to polar bears, walrus, seals, reindeer, arctic fox, and pelagic seabirds.  At the beginning of June 2019, I boarded the M/V Stockholm ship (130 ft boat, limited t 12 passengers)…  
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore


Belted kingfisher

Photo Opportunities  Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge & Assateague Island National Seashore Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore Location & Management: Managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge covers 14,000 acres of beach, dune, marsh, shrub and forest habitats.  The majority of the…  
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Pebble Mine and Its Negative Environmental Impact


Brown bear with salmon

Pebble Mine and Its Negative Environmental Impact The following expresses my feelings and concerns about construction and operation of the Pebble Mine in Southeast Alaska and it negative impact on the environment and Bristol Bay ecosystem, spawning sockeye salmon, and the bears of Southeast Alaska. The construction of one of…  
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McNeil River State Game Sanctuary


McNeil Rivier bear.

McNeil River State Game Sanctuary McNeil River State Game Sanctuary.   I just returned from McNeil River State Game Sanctuary in Alaska, a location 100 miles from the nearest road system and the town of Homer.  It is reachable primarily by float plane when tides are favorable for a safe landing. …  
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