WELCOME TO MY BLOG

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

African Wildlife Calendar 2021

 My 2021 African WIldlife Calendar is NOW also available to purchase through Lulu. - Happy Trails

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Bird Calendar 2021

My 2021 Bird Calendar is NOW available to purchase through Lulu. Great stocking stuffer....uhhh..well....maybe too big for that, but a great gift idea for that nature lover in the family nonetheless!

Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year to all of you!


Sunday, February 23, 2020

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Common Green Anole

Another archive image of mine from 2011 of a Common Green Anole lizard taken with a Nikon D300 with a 105mm Macro lens.

Happy Trails,
www.naturesrealm.net


Sunday, December 29, 2019

American Green Tree Frog

The image was taken in 2011 with my Nikon D300 camera body with my trusty Nikkor105mm macro lens. This particular year, the American Green Treefrogs were literally everywhere, and then they were gone not to be seen again in such numbers ever since. I suppose the conditions were perfect that year, and I am certain they will return once again when least expected.

Happy Trails,
www.naturesrealm.net



Friday, December 20, 2019

Dragonfly Closeup

Seeing nature up close and personal always brings me a new perspective of our natural world. Life on Earth is stunningly amazing, and the more I see, the further I want to go......




Friday, December 13, 2019

Belted Kingfisher 2019

Awesome nice to come across a Belted Kingfisher on my journeys into nature. The Belted Kingfisher is a widespread, conspicuous, well-known bird with a distinctive rattling call. It inhabits clear water areas of streams, rivers, ponds, reservoirs, estuaries, and sea coasts. Its presence is an indicator of good water quality.

Happy Trails,

www.naturesrealm.net


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Black-backed jackal

The black-backed jackal image taken within the Masai Mara triangle in Kenya Africa. The black-backed jackal is recognized by the mantle of black hair on the back that contrasts with the rust-colored body. The tail is black­-tipped, as is that of the golden jackal. The black-backed jackal is usually the most frequently seen, as it is more diurnal than the other two species.

Happy Trails,
Dennis

www.naturesrealm.net


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Published Flashback 2017

Flashback to 2017....one of my favorite raptor images received a 2-page spread in Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine titled "Gruesome Gliders". Hoping to get more of my images published in 2020 :)

Happy Trails,

www.naturesrealm.net



Monday, December 9, 2019

Gathering at an African Waterhole


What happens when you combine Photography and Art together?...you can create beautiful framed prints to hang on your wall. I call this piece simply "Gathering at an African Waterhole".
Happy Trails,


Sunday, December 8, 2019

African Cape Buffalo

One of Africa's "Big Five", the African Cape Buffalo is both cautiously curious and very much deadly should you ever encounter them on the open plains of Africa. Predators are often gored or even killed by their sharp horns, and their large herds help protect the very young and sick.

This image was taken on the Masai Mara Triangle juts north of the mighty Serengeti Wildlife Refuge in Kenya

Happy Trails,

Check out all of my work at
www.naturesrealm.net


Friday, December 6, 2019

Black Rhino

Although their eyesight is poor, this critically endangered Black Rhino watches my every move very intently on the vast open plains of Africa. Their population is somewhat improving over the last few decades, but with loss of habitat, poaching, and civil unrest always a threat, their future is precarious at best. The Black Rhino has an infamous and deadly demeanor making him one of Africa's most dangerous large mammals. Check out all my wildlife photography at www.naturesrealm.net, LIKE the page, and if you are so inclined, take a look at all of the cool stuff you can purchase to bring a little nature into your life. Happy Trails, Dennis Stewart/Photographer

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Nature's Realm Christmas Sale 2019

Nature's Realm Wildlife Photography is pleased to announce its annual Christmas sale on all Paper Prints, Wall Art, Desk Art, and keepsakes for a limited time only.

Just link to www.naturesrealm.net select an image and make sure you input the CODE below to receive a 10% discount off the normal price.

www.naturesrealm.net
Code: NREALM004
10% OFF any product


Mantis Shrimp


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

Keller's Got Talent!

Always good to receive recognition for my photography. Received 1st place Award for my "Eye of the Gharial" pic, and an "Honorable Mention for my "African River Crossing" image at the Annual "Keller's Got Talent" show last night.

Both images are currently on display at the City of Keller Town Hall (1100 Bear Creek Pkwy, Keller, TX 76248) for the next month or so, and they are for sale for those wanting a SIGNED professionally framed art piece to hang in your home or office. Price is $1,500 each

Happy Trails,

Thursday, July 18, 2019

2019 Photography Contest

Three relatively recent images entered into a huge photography contest that could win me another trip to Africa...Yea Baby!
I purposely selected images that represented the VERY BIG and the VERY small creatures that I have come across in my travels. Wish me luck, as the competition will be tough no doubt.
Please visit my official gallery at www.Naturesrealm.net to view all of my photography.

Happy Trails,


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Ancient Predator

An ancient predator swims casually through the murky waters of the Florida Everglades. Large dark eyes watch your every move waiting for just the right moment to strike....

www.naturesrealm.net



Friday, September 21, 2018

Texas Wildlife - Dances with Wolves

Put together a short video to one of my favorite movie soundtracks, "Dances with Wolves"...hope it inspires others to see nature as I do.

Happy Trails,



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Prairie Dog Town - 2018

Here are a collection of images taken in the great state of Texas today of some wild Prairie Dogs enjoying the late summer days.



Sunday, July 29, 2018

AFRICA POSTER

A little experimenting this evening with my desktop publishing skills to convey a unique landscape using but a single image of mine as a reference. For some reason, I am drawn to this simple shot of a male Lion resting in the unending grasslands that make up the Serengeti/Masai Mara of East Africa.

Might make a good calendar cover.........hmmmm


www.naturesrealm.net

Friday, July 27, 2018

Pandora Sphinx Moth

Cleaning the house gutters this afternoon (whew I am tired), and noticed this awesome large Moth just chillaxing and camouflaged within the green Ivy on my fence. A rare find to come across a Pandora Sphinx Moth in Fort Worth, Texas, especially in my very own backyard.

It is a very large, greenish gray moth with a wingspan of 3¼–4½ inches (8.2–11.5 cm), and if it sticks around a few days, I will give it the name "Mothra"....just because I am a "Godzilla Geek" and every Moth I see reminds me of that fact.

Happy Trails,

Pandora Sphinx Moth







Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Summer Challenge

Want to get your kids off the couch and interested in nature and the great outdoors? Challenge them to an end of summer scavenger hunt to find and to identify some of these native Texas "Green" colored critters of which may be found right in their very own backyards should they only be observant enough to see them.

Obviously, there should be a strong emphasis as to NOT to DISTURB them, as that would equate to a violation of the challenge! Have them either take a picture or simply document what they saw with a quick drawing, description, and location (artistic skills not required).

All the wildlife images in this "Green Collage" were taken within and around the city of Fort Worth, so although it may be hot outside if you make it fun for them, you might just ignite the hidden naturalist in them, and then they just might end up someday hosting a show on National Geographic :)

Happy Trails,

P.S. Pics are 1) Green Anole, 2)Green Darner Dragonfly, 3)Green Lynx Spider, 4)Rough Green Snake, 5) Metallic Green Sweat Bee, 6) American Green Tree Frog


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

It's a Small World

Macro photography has always been a favorite form of photography for me, as it allows me to recognize the infinite details that surround these micro animals that can simply take your breath away. 

These "alien life" forms (Insects) inhabit planet Earth from the highest mountains to the lowest valleys and everything in between. I continually push myself to get better in this particular genre by pushing the limits of my camera to stay true and sharply focused on subject matter sometimes no bigger than a pinhead. 






To see all of my macro works, please visit my gallery at www.naturesream.net.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Wildlife Photography Contest Exhibit

In 2017, I was very fortunate to have won both 1st and 2nd place in a wildlife photography contest sponsored by the city of Dallas Texas. All the winning images are now on exhibit at the Dallas NorthPark Center through June 19th, so if you are in the area, stop by and see all of the amazing images that are on display.