Category Archives: Photo Essay

The shore is not the horizon


I spend a lot of my time photographing on the water and near the water. As such there have been a few things I’ve had to learn- water reflects light, water is bad for your camera, your feet get wet … Continue reading

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Bobcats: An essay in photos


Over the years I have come across many bobcats. The most meanigful encounters I have had were while kayaking. Most of my photographs of bobcats were taken in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Here are some of those images- And … Continue reading

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Following the tracks of History


Through out the world there are little signs of forgotten life- a barn that is slowly returning to the earth, a shard of pottery washed clean on the banks of a river, orchards that have been swallowed up by forests… … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #40: A season of thistles


They are a weed. Their spiky heads can leave a child wailing and an adult cursing. They are often a blight, an eyesore, something to be dealt with or avoided. They also can have their own beauty and intricacies, if … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Count… For kids!


Audobon just celebrated its 112th year of its citizen science project- the Christmas Bird Count. It began small, but now is worldwide, taking place on every continent. More people are involved in the Christmas Bird Count than watch the Superbowl. … Continue reading

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Winter lambs


A new year has begun, and so the fields in this corner of pastoral bliss in which I find myself are filling up with the winter lambs. Birds have lost their breeding plumages, and all the hatch years are now … Continue reading

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Cows of the morning


I set out very early one morning to take photographs of some interesting and gnarled oaks, not too distant from where I live (perhaps twenty minutes). Part of what helps add interest to these oaks is that here are cows … Continue reading

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Mushroom or toadstool?


I’ve heard that these terms are regional and can vary from mushroom type to mushroom type. So in your mind is the Amanita muscaria a mushroom or a toadstool? This fungus is one of my favorites to come across out … Continue reading

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White-tailed Kites: An essay in photos


New Here on the West Coast of the United States we only have one type of Kite that we see with any regularity- the White-tailed Kite. A small raptor with a hint of elegance about its fluid, sweeping wing beats, … Continue reading

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Gobble gobble


Gobble. Gobble gobble, gobble. Gobble gobble gobble Gobble-gobble-gobble. Gibble? Gobble. Gobble! *This post has been brought to you by the wild turkeys of West Marin. No animals were injured or killed in the making of this post, nor were they … Continue reading

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The Red-necked Phalarope: One of the littlest birds that could


New This is one of the funnest little birds that I know of to watch, and one of the more remarkable. I often see them on the bays near where I live during as they migrate between the arctic where … Continue reading

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Touring Tafoni in Salt Point State Park


New Walk down to Stump Beach. And keep going. The beach is nice, but there’re bigger grains of sand to fry. Cross the creek and head a short ways south along the bluffs. Rising above the sweeping waves is the tafoni. … Continue reading

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