SYMPHONY OF NATURE

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring in Yellowstone

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Emerging Bison

The American Bison is just of of those magnificent animals of which I simply love to photograph. In this image depicted below; a Bison emerges from the thicket within the refuge just as I was about to depart the area. Although notably curious, he/she (could not tell from my angle) never approached any closer; hence allowing me to capture many great shots before once again disappearing from view.


American Bison 2015

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

More Wood Ducks

A couple more images of some beautiful Wood Ducks of which greeted me as I was meandering about a local park I frequent. The lighting was amazing, and the shots came out great!



Monday, March 9, 2015

Leap of Faith - Wood Duck

A common Wood Duck scurries to get to the water upon my approach.
 
The Wood Duck is one of the most stunningly pretty of all waterfowl. Males are iridescent chestnut and green, with ornate patterns on nearly every feather; the elegant females have a distinctive profile and delicate white pattern around the eye. These birds live in wooded swamps, where they nest in holes in trees or in nest boxes put up around lake margins. They are one of the few duck species equipped with strong claws that can grip bark and perch on branches.
 
Cool Facts
  • Natural cavities for nesting are scarce, and the Wood Duck readily uses nest boxes provided for it. If nest boxes are placed too close together, many females lay eggs in the nests of other females.
  • The Wood Duck nests in trees near water, sometimes directly over water, but other times over a mile away. After hatching, the ducklings jump down from the nest tree and make their way to water. The mother calls them to her, but does not help them in any way. The ducklings may jump from heights of over 50 feet without injury.
  • Wood Ducks pair up in January, and most birds arriving at the breeding grounds in the spring are already paired. The Wood Duck is the only North American duck that regularly produces two broods in one year.
Learn more interesting facts about the Wood Duck and many other birds here:
 
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wood_Duck/lifehistory
 
Leap of Faith - Wood Duck 2015
 
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Friday, March 6, 2015

Bobcat out on a Limb

Bobcats are like those mythical creatures you only hear about in the storybooks. They are so elusive, that I have only come across two in the wild over a time span of 20 years photographing nature and hundreds of miles of hiking trails all over this country.

This little fellow was seen way up high in the treetops at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. It had just snowed the night before and the temperature was hovering around the freezing mark, but the sun was shining, and my guess is that he was simply trying to get warm. Regardless, I was pleased to meet his acquaintance, if only for a brief time.

Bobcat out on a Limb
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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