SYMPHONY OF NATURE

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Texas Snow 2015

It is rare that I see snow in northern Texas where I live, so when this phenomenon occurs I make it a point to get out with my camera and capture as many images as I can before the snow quickly disappears.  Here are a few of the shots I have selected to post thus far featuring some of the local wildlife that had to endure this brief wintery weather.


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rarest Big Cat on Earth Starting to Make a Comeback

Rarest Big Cat on Earth Starting to Make a Comeback 

by Elizabeth Palermo, Staff Writer  |   February 23, 2015 02:30pm ET


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wild America: ReMastering the Film Collection in 4K Ultra HD

If anyone has ever watched Marty Stouffer's Wild America growing up, you remember the award winning video's he made depicting American Wildlife from coast to coast. Marty is now trying to transform his original film footage into 4K Ultra HD digital and is looking for your support via Kickstarter. 

Check it out and be apart of the transformation.  

Friday, February 6, 2015

Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk Double-take

An image I have posted before of which I thought deserved an encore. A solitary Red-Tail (Juvenile) Hawk sits atop a tree branch surveying his domain in search of his next meal. 

This shot was take at the Hagerman Wildlife Refuge in North Texas, USA on February 16, 2013.

Equipment – Nikon D300 Camera with 150-500mm Adj Sigma Lens
Weather: Bright Sunshine



Copyright 2013 - Nature's Realm Wildlife Photography - Dennis Stewart
  • Size & Shape

    Red-tailed Hawks are large hawks with typical Buteo proportions: very broad, rounded wings and a short, wide tail. Large females seen from a distance might fool you into thinking you’re seeing an eagle. (Until an actual eagle comes along.)
  • Color Pattern

    Most Red-tailed Hawks are rich brown above and pale below, with a streaked belly and, on the wing underside, a dark bar between shoulder and wrist. The tail is usually pale below and cinnamon-red above, though in young birds it’s brown and banded. “Dark-morph” birds are all chocolate-brown with a warm red tail. “Rufous-morph” birds are reddish-brown on the chest with a dark belly.
  • Behavior

    You’ll most likely see Red-tailed Hawks soaring in wide circles high over a field. When flapping, their wing-beats are heavy. In high winds they may face into the wind and hover without flapping, eyes fixed on the ground. They attack in a slow, controlled dive with legs outstretched – much different from a falcon’s stoop.
  • Habitat

    The Red-tailed Hawk is a bird of open country. Look for it along fields and perched on telephones poles, fencepost, or trees standing alone or along edges of fields.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Little "Tank" of Nature, the Armadillo

A few images recently taken of a Texas Armadillo wandering about in search of food. The Armadillo is the "Tank" of the animal world heavily armored and with sharp claws to defend himself if needed, although in reality they have few natural predators. Their eyesight is very poor, but they have an acute sense of smell to allow them to detect grub beneath the soil.

Ciao for now!





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Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekend Top Shots - Jan 23-25

Some of my weekend shots around the Dallas Fort-Worth area. The ever-popular Great Blue Heron in flight, followed by an American Kestrel securing his recent catch, a beautiful songbird in flight, and lastly a pair of Nutria's sitting by the side of the lake.
 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

DUVET COVER- EYE OF THE GHARIAL

 It would seem that my Gharial Eye image (below) has become immensely popular with monster enthusiast all over the world. I suppose "IT CAN BE" pretty creepy looking at first glance, and probably does resemble "Sauron" from the Lord of the Rings trilogy to some degree, but I can assure you, the Gharial does not sit atop a tower, nor does he spew flames and lighting bolts from the blue. However, this particular Eye image is attached to a mighty big fellow, who adorns a mouthful of razor sharp teeth to catch his prey in the lakes and rivers of his native India, and can in fact be pretty frightening in his own right.

That said, I have decided to offer this terrifying image as a Duvet Cover whereas to allow you to make a cool themed bedroom for your kids, or simply as a unique article to have around the house.

Eye of the Gharial
KING SIZE
QUEEN SIZE
TWIN SIZE