Category Archives: Wildlife

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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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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Trip Report North and South Dakota, September 2016


Chipmunk on post along farm road in North Dakota

  NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA BADLANDS, Trip Report, September 2016. While scouting locations with Sandy Zelasko and preparing for our spring workshop, we visited both the Badlands in North Dakota (Theodore Roosevelt NP) and the Badlands and Black Hills in South Dakota. The Badlands of THEODORE ROOSEVELT National Park (NP)…  
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The Pantanal of Brazil


Ringed Kingfishers are frequently seen in the Brazilian Pantanal.

The Pantanal of Brazil is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Why is it unique? The majority of the Pantanal is located in Brazil with smaller portions in Bolivia and Paraguay. It covers 81,000 square miles, with the Bazilian portion in the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul The Pantanal…  
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Photo Blinds for Wildlife Photography


Capture wildlife photos with the help of blind.

Photo Blinds for Wildlife Photography Blind Construction Blinds or hides are used by both hunters and photographers. By the word blind, I mean a tent or structure made of camouflage material to hide you and your camera from the animal you intend to photograph. Typically they are placed in locations…  
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