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Green Herons: An Essay in Photos


    One of my favorite herons. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  

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Anatomy of a photo #37: Least Sandpiper walking on Tomales Bay


While kayaking one day along the shores of Tomales Bay I’m the Point Reyes National Seashore, I saw a small flock of sandpipers methodically working their way along the line between land and sea. It was easy to see where … Continue reading

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Baby Blue Bird: Anatomy of a photo #33


There are times, when many of the lessons we’ve learned be damned, we see something so exciting or new to us, that the most important thing is to get a picture, any picture at all. That’s nearly what happened to … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #28: Great Blue Heron, boats and mist Part II


When photographing wildlife, the situation is constantly changing. The “wild” in wildlife is not there by accident. These animals and birds are not trained, they act and react according to their own needs and instincts. There is no studio, no … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #27: Great blue heron, boats and mist Part I


As I drive my local roads I am usually on the look out for interesting animals in interesting places, that are fairly accessible- i.e. safe place to park, I can get good views and angles without spooking the subject away, … Continue reading

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Birds of Tomales Bay: The Common Loon: A video


The Common Loon. I see these birds often, as I kayak along Tomales Bay and the Point Reyes National Seashore, and I am always sure to tell them, “There’s nothing common about you.” They are a fun bird to watch … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s Oystercatcher’s and Shags


Two of my favorite varieties of birds that I’ve come across in New Zealand are the Oystercatchers and the shags. This is a brief sampling of them.

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New Zealand Visions: Northland and Back


This is just a brief intro to all we’ve seen on the journey from Auckland to Cape Reinga at the northern tip of New Zealand. It is by no means a complete representation of the journey, or New Zealand itself. … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s Red-Billed Gull: Feeding on 90 Mile Beach


The Red-billed Gull is one of those ubiquitous birds here in New Zealand, but as such it is a good bird for providing a study in their habits. This short video shows one of its styles of feeding. Enjoy, Galen

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New Zealand’s Pied Shag: A short video


Here is a very short video of one of the first birds I came across in NZ-

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Some of New Zealand’s birds


I’ve been in New Zealand for almost a week now. I knew I wanted to see and photograph birds, and I have definitely been able to do so. Some of the birds have been a little more challenging than expected, … Continue reading

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Abbotts Lagoon Restoration Project


The Point Reyes National Seashore is restoring hundreds of acres of coastal sand dunes that are home to many threatened and endangered species. This project is taking place on Ten Mile Beach, largely in the Abbotts Lagoon area. I’ve been … Continue reading

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