Once highly endangered, it was absolutely ONLY through the grand efforts of conservation, that the American Bald Eagle was brought back from near-extinction. Brutal conditions, lead poisoning, man's encroachment upon habitat almost wiped them out. What many photographers and viewers do not understand is how fragile the juvenile eagles are with a mortality rate and often lowered survival rate due to lack of prey, competition, brutal weather conditions, lead poisoning, ille
Even with conservation efforts, tracking and collaring with constant monitoring, it was tragic to find out that one of the most beloved of wolves was shot and killed just outside the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park. It is heartbreaking to visit Yellowstone and see the absolutely deplorable behavior of tourists in buses and autos, crowding, terrorizing and acting with total disregard to wildlife just trying to survive. We must now collar animals through conservatio
What has to be said? Until you see these beautiful animals, their mannerisms, their eyes, movements, love and affection among themselves . . . . . Orangutans are the most intelligent animal on the planet next after man yet are being slaughtered by machete or unable to escape huge areas of the rain forest being destroyed, often burned alive. What are you willing to do? https://www.theorangutanproject.org/about-orangutans/orangutan-threats/
One morning I went on the hunt for a family of fox that I had followed for years. It was with heartbreak I found a local woman with 3 dogs trying to locate the fox dens and forcing the foxes out with their kits into danger and possible attack by her hunting dogs. I am fortunate to have a great relationship with local authorities and was able to have hidden trail cameras installed to protect the foxes as they are in a protected class. The woman was capture on-camera in the a
It's challenging enough to pick up your first camera and JUMP from "auto" mode to the treacherous leap into manual, aperture or shutter modes. Terms aperture, ISO, metering, depth of field are absolutely overwhelming. But when that day comes, you change your exposure modes (I shoot manual only) and voila you see what those changes create, you are on that amazing photography journey. But it's never enough. Never. You're never satisfied. You see your earlier work and are
I know we have all experienced betrayal whether by family member, friend or coworker. It is a powerful gift when we offer our hearts or trust to someone. We wear our emotions on our sleeves and there becomes an unspoken truth that we hope that person holds our heart dear. But often by accident we discover we've been betrayed, lied to or deceived. We must at that time hold our tongue. Wait for the anger and hurt to pass. Say nothing. Find solace and comfort in the si
Working on my new texture canvases which as usually revolve around wildlife, I came across a pond with beautiful waterlilies. Who knew? Enjoy! And of course, all work available for sale in print, canvas, metal canvas, acrylic, size and price range up to you! Onward!!!!