You aren't worth your salt as a photographer until you start mastering "BIF" Birds in Flight. So many photographers are intimidated the moment their subject moves. Each accomplished togger tries to master their chosen field of work whether portrait work, landscape, infrared, aerial, night, black and white, architecture, astro, abstract, photojournalism, sports, the list is endless. But once you really KNOW your heart, what drives your soul, you may venture into various t
There's nothing that steals my heart more than the beauty of a Red Fox coming out into the sun from the darkness of the woods. For this image, I was fortunate to have been provided access to a family of fox that had created a den in the area. I waited morning after morning watching the light and finding that ONE spot where I knew the rising sun would create a magical glow IF I was lucky enough to have any of the fox family walk through that area. It took a couple of weeks
Everyone that knows me is familiar with my passion for Bald Eagles. I have been looking for them to photograph for years now and am always shocked when I find one when I least expect it. I'm like a child at my first Christmas and you would think after having photographed hundreds of Eagles that I would grow weary. Absolutely not! Every once in awhile I'm lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time! Finding a female (larger than the male with the longer beak
Nothing is more extraordinary than when wildlife begin their migration to other areas of the country or the world. American White Pelicans with a wingspan of over 9' are exceptional to behold. Whether watching them soar on the wind or fly together in large groups, the stunning white beauty of their wings dipped in black edges is magical. Pelicans return to a lake in Northern Minnesota at Lac Qui Parle State Park and can number up to 20,000! Watching them fish in groups
The magnificent American White Pelican was almost extinct at one time. This amazing bird has a wing span of almost nine feet! They often hunt in packs on the water and will often forage at night when they can catch larger fish than found during daylight hours. They are massive in size and watching them fish, catch their prey and seeing their catch flail around inside their massive bill is something to behold. You sense the doom for the poor fish wishing it could escape
I don't think anything draws me more out into the murky mornings than a dense fog often found along the river bottoms I frequent in my search for unique images. This glorious morning I was fortunate enough to find a back river road I'd never explored and was stopped in my tracks and the murkiness of the scene, the tranquil emotions of being the only human in this moment, and the luxury of capturing it so I could always revisit that moment through imagery.
There's nothing that moves my heart more than seeing a family of Bald Eagles riding the thermals. Often you will see juveniles and parents flying in tandem, soaring, diving, locking talons, doing barrel rolls like a magnificent aerial ballet. Because I do all my photography solo, often I will be along rivers in the silence except for the piercing call of an Eagle and am afforded the luxury of a gift from the gods - eagles almost mirroring each other - aloft and free of ear