Category Archives: nature photography

Anatomy of a photo #42: Finding the invisible sheep


Out here where I live lambs are born in December or early January. This means that if you head out with your camera in February and March you can get photographs of playful, joyful lbs gamboling through the fields and … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #41: The Willet walking away


I took this picture towards the end of a very long day of driving and hiking around Point Reyes National Seashore. I had woken up that morning to hear on the radio that the air quality was exceptionally clear, 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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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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The nose knows and so do you


Most of you guessed what the last nose was. For those of you who weren’t quite sure, here is the same nose from another angle. I have a feeling everyone should be able to guess it now.

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Anatomy of a photo #19: Spider on a bedewed web


I took this image early one morning (I feel like I start so many of these “Anatomy of a photos” with those same words) while I was out chasing that early light. The grass was still wet, and so as … Continue reading

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The nose knows: Do you?


Do you know this nose?

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Elephant Seals: Mother Love


It’s November, and the first of the bull Elephant Seals should be starting to arrive any day now, ready to stake out their territories on select beaches of the California Coast. They will be vying for choice real-estate, that they … Continue reading

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