SYMPHONY OF NATURE

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

Monday, January 19, 2015

New Lens Shots

A few cool images (thumbnails) taken over the weekend here in North Texas. The weather warmed up nicely to around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and it gave me a great opportunity to try out my new camera lens, a Tamaron 150-600mm, for the first time this year. I must say the image quality came out better than expected even at the max 600mm focal length, and I would highly recommend it to any wildlife photographers out there, especially to those who primarily shoot birds.





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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

SNAKES, SNAKES and MORE SNAKES!

Below is a sampling of some of the cool SNAKE images I have taken over the years that are within my portfolio.  Snakes have always fascinated me, and whenever I come across one, I try to get in close to see all of the striking details that most would shy away from.

Please note, I do not advocate any novice wildlife photographers out there seeing this post to follow in my foot-steps, as snakes are dangerous and one misstep can be detrimental to your health.

That said, snakes are amazing creatures:)

Ciao for now!

SNAKES SNAKES and MORE SNAKES


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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Yellowstone National Park

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Yellowstone National Park. Of all of the places I have visited, this magical place remains the one I long to return to, as I do not believe there is a place quite like it on Planet Earth. Yellowstone National Park is a national park located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872.

Here are just a few interesting facts to explain my absolute fascination with this park, and below that is a sampling of some of the wildlife images I took during my visit there in 2011. If all works out, I am planning a return to Yellowstone next January to experience Yellowstone in winter.

  • World's First National Park
  • 2,219,789 acres (Larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined) 
  • Wildlife - 7 species of ungulates (bison, moose, elk, pronghorn), 2 species of bear and 67 other mammals, 322 species of birds, 16 species of fish and of course the gray wolf.
  • Plants - There are over 1,100 species of native plants, more than 200 species of exotic plants and over 400 species of thermopholes. 
  • Geology - The park is home to one of the world's largest calderas with over 10,000 thermal features and more than 300 geysers. It has one of the world's largest petrifiied forests. It has over 290 waterfalls with the 308' Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River as it's showpiece.
  • Yellowstone Lake is the largest (132 sq. mi.) high altitude (7,732') lake in north america.
Ciao for now!



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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Northern Pintail Ducks

On occasion, I enjoy transforming some of my wildlife photographs into amazing digital paintings that depict scenes such as these migratory Northern Pintail Ducks in a softer more tranquil manner. I personally believe this came out exceptional, and I hope to one day put this framed print in my future solitary cabin in the woods once I figure out where that will be:)

Ciao for now!

NORTHERN PINTAIL DUCKS

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