SYMPHONY OF NATURE

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Martial Eagle Attack 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017

National Bird Day

Jan 5th is National Bird Day; hence in recognition here are just a few of my favorite images of our fine feathered friends.














Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Endangered T's

Here is a first look at a few t-shirt designs that I am embarking on depicting highly endangered wildlife species such as the Tiger reflected below in this post. 

My goal is simple; bring about continued public support and awareness to save these amazing creatures from extinction before they are no more. Further updates on this will come in the weeks and months ahead.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Prairie Dog Town

Prairie Dogs are always so very cool to watch, especially a large colony or "Prairie Dog Town" as they are better known as. 

They are very observant animals, and always, always vigilant for any danger of which may be near. I spent the better part of a morning getting them to adjust to my presence, and the sound of my clicking camera always being pointed at them.











Sunday, January 1, 2017

Approaching Emu

Like a living dinosaur, the EMU is the 2nd largest bird in the world, is flightless, and is an amazing creature that forever wanders about the Australian landscape, its native home.Fortunately at least at present, this bird species is doing quite well from a conservation status.

My favorite aspect about this image is the golden landscape of which nicely accents the Emu as it slowly approaches me.

Approaching Emu 2016



Happy New Year 2017

In your life, may there always be love and laughter in the air; Someone wonderful to pair; Warm kisses and life to share; And you’re always in top gear!
Happy New Year!






Sunday, September 25, 2016

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED

As a follow-up to a prior post, my new website has now officially launched, and I invite all of you to visit and check it out at your leisure. I still have a ton of photographs to load into the galleries before the holiday season, but all the basics are now done (thankfully), and now I can get busy doing what I love most......taking pictures of wildlife and nature!

oh, btw, the site name is now called http://www.naturesrealm.net and it will be a "One Stop Shop" to check out all of my favorite wildlife images, buy prints and spend some virtual time together.









Friday, September 23, 2016

Pelican Migration Begins

Coming around a bend in the road at the Hagerman Wildlife National Refuge earlier this week, I happened upon a sea of White Pelicans freshly arrived from their summer homes somewhere up north. Yes, the yearly White Pelican migration had now begun in earnest, and oh what a spectacle of nature it is to see. They numbered in the thousands from my estimation, and that is more than I can ever recall seeing in many, many years in around this area.

The sky was clear, and the temperature outside was hot and you can tell the Pelicans were pretty tired from their long journey. I too, was feeling the heat as I sat quietly with my camera, clicking off one shot at a time. As most wildlife photographers know, the afternoon is the worst time to take pictures outside....nonetheless, the opportunity was now, and I tried my best to capture the moment I saw before me.


THE FLOCK






Thursday, September 15, 2016

SNEAK PEAK - NEW WEBSITE

Sneak preview of my new wildlife photography website I am developing to "SHOW AND SELL" my amazing nature/wildlife images!

Still much work to be done and hundreds of images to be loaded, but I thought I would blog to get some early feedback as to your thoughts and suggestions. The name of the link will be changing once I am finished; hence please do not forward or repost until I officially launch the site.

The purchase options (Prints and Keepsakes) however are fully operational should you want to buy something different for a friend or relative depicting one of my cool wildlife images to get an early start on your holiday shopping!

https://dennisstewart.smugmug.com/


Monday, August 29, 2016

Yellowstone Bison Take 2

I generally keep every image I have EVER taken, and upon reviewing some of my Yellowstone pics, I stumbled upon this awesome Bison shot that for whatever reason I totally forgot about. What I like most about this image is the pure simplicity of the shot depicting this magnificent beast with a natural and subdued backdrop of yellowstone vegetation.

Bison are so dark in coloration, that in order to bring out their details, you must have a contrasting background such as this to make the image really pop off the screen.

Yellowstone Bison - Dennis Stewart 2011



Friday, August 26, 2016

Birds, Birds and more Birds

Photographing birds in nature, especially in flight, can be a true challenge at times, but to a wildlife photographer that is the true joy in doing it. To see these magnificent creatures soar through the air as simple as it is for us humans to walk on the earth.....is nothing less than a perfect design of nature for us all to behold.










Friday, August 19, 2016

House of the Sun

A beautiful sunset atop Haleakalā National Park in Maui Hawaii. Haleakalā is a giant shield volcano that forms the eastern bulwark of the island of Maui. According to legend, it was here, in the awe-inspiring basin at the mountain's summit, that the demigod Maui snared the sun, releasing it only after it promised to move more slowly across the sky. Haleakalā means "house of the sun"; the park encompasses the basin and portions of the volcano's flanks.


House of the Sun - 2016



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

TINY WONDERS OF NATURE

Even when a midsummer's stillness has enveloped the air, nature's tiny wonders of design lurk in the shadows always on alert and always weary of a predator's approach. There is a world within our world that pays little heed to the happening of us humans. They are wondrous creatures that for except for a few of us...go mostly unnoticed, although in the circle of life, their role may be as important as our's in the grand scheme of things?

Below are some recent images of such life I thought you might enjoy.



A beautiful blue Dragonfly sits motionless as the new morning sun illuminates the world all around him.


The translucent image of a common Anole lizard is revealed as the sunlight permeate through the canopy above.



His wings all torn as if an epic battle were recently waged, this tiny warrior dragonfly now sits calmly on his perch seeking solace as the Texas morning sun saturates the landscape with her ever oppressive heat.

Monday, August 1, 2016

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 Black Crowned Night Heron


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Armadillo Summer

Just a few images of one of my favorite Texas woodland forager; the mighty Armadillo!

Armadillos live in temperate and warm habitats, including rainforests, grasslands, and semi-deserts. Because of their low metabolic rate and lack of fat stores, cold is their enemy, and spates of intemperate weather can wipe out whole populations.

Most species dig burrows and sleep prolifically, up to 16 hours per day, foraging in the early morning and evening for beetles, ants, termites, and other insects. They have very poor eyesight, and utilize their keen sense of smell to hunt. Strong legs and huge front claws are used for digging, and long, sticky tongues for extracting ants and termites from their tunnels. In addition to bugs, armadillos eat small vertebrates, plants, and some fruit, as well as the occasional carrion meal.

The dates on these images vary from 2004 - 2016.







Thursday, June 2, 2016

Peaceful Demise

Peaceful Demise

I came upon a beautiful Honeybee motionless atop a golden Daisy, who most likely met her demise busily doing what was her sole purpose in life to do. Death is a curious and sad thing to see in nature, yet I have faith that somewhere in that "next place" we are all destined for eventually, the bees, flowers and beauty of life will be forever renewed.

Peaceful Demise

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Hawaiian Paradise

If there was ever a "Eden" on planet Earth, the Hawaiian Islands located in the middle of the mighty pacific ocean might just be the place to find it. The rugged natural beauty of this tropical landscape surrounded by a never-ending sea of blue simply mesmerizes the senses beyond one's comprehension.  

Capturing all of this wonderment with my tiny Nikon camera seemed a daunting challenge to say the least, and one that I knew in my heart...could not be done. 

Still,...I was determined to seek out as much native and non-native wildlife that I could given my short stay of which below is a short sampling of a few.

Asian Mongoose - Introduced (Invasive Species)
'A" ama Crab - Native
Black Crowned Night Heron - Native
Chukar Partridge - Introduced 
Peacock - Introduced

Green Sea Turtle - Native (Protected)
Black Crowned Night Heron - Native