Category Archives: Photo Stories

Mysteries of Nature: Fire and Ice

[Editorial note: This article was originally published on my old website on October 15th, 2009.] If you spend a lot of time outside, and consider what you see, you’ll notice a lot of oddities which are hard to fathom. I enjoy these mysteries of nature, and they’ve been one of the longstanding themes in my […]

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Red-Tailed Hawk Photo Shoot Walkthrough

[Editorial note: This was originally posted to my old site on November 22, 2009.] Yesterday, I photographed a mating pair of red-tailed hawks gathering material to build a nest. Now I’ll give you a detailed walkthrough of this photo shoot, with the hope that some of you will find some of it interesting and helpful. […]

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Northern Elephant Seal Superweaners

Every now and then, I just discuss a photo, and the story behind it. Today is one of those times. These Northern elephant seal pups are called superweaners. No, I’m not making that suggestive title up. That’s really the term that scientists call this type of elephant seal pups. The story behind that monicker is […]

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The Perils of Nature Photography

I encounter a constant stream of danger-related signs while out photographing nature. Over time, I started making a photo collection of them. Today, instead of proselytizing my views about nature photography, I’ll share a few of my favorites. I love this sign. “BE LARGE. SHOUT.” And try to fly to safety, it appears. Even when […]

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Get Luckier

. [Editorial Note: This post is intended to be a companion part to the previously posted Get Lucky. Although the subject matter is mostly different, they’re both significant aspects of how nature photographers take pictures which appear to be very fortunate, on a consistent basis. Whereas part 1 was largely about how to maximize opportunity, […]

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