Pinnacle Peak Trail Pika

2013 Dec 16

Hiking down from Plummer Peak, we were on Pika alert. As we walked past rock fields on the hike up the mountain we kept hearing them, their high-pitched "eeeek" calls, but the little critters were elusive.

Squaw Creek Snow Geese, 2013 Edition

2013 Mar 10

One year ago my wife and I visited Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge for the first time and witnessed the huge gathering of Snow Geese. This year was even better, as the Snow Geese were in mind-boggling numbers — over 1 million birds.

Snow Geese at Squaw Creek NWR

2012 Jan 4

If you've never seen a flock of hundreds of thousands of large birds, it should be on your "bucket list." The first time I witnessed this spectacle was during my 2010 North Carolina photography workshop. On New Year's Eve 2011, I had the "snow goose experience" again.

A Short Trip to Florida

2011 Nov 18

Marly and I just got back from a quick trip to the Bradenton, Florida area. We joined friends for a lot of tennis and good company, but of course I was also hoping to do some photography. We didn't get to do much in the way of pictures, but I did manage to snap a few shots on some early morning walks in the neighborhood.

Cormorant Alley

2011 Sep 25

Last February I attended a photo workshop in South Carolina. I flew into Savannah, Georgia the evening before, and was hoping to find a nature preserve or the like on my way up to Beufort, South Carolina to get some shooting in before dark, so I headed down "Alligator Alley."