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May 18th, 2016

Last Frame: May 2016

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Ken Archer
As seen in the Last Frame section of the May 2016 issue. Ground Control To Pigeon Guillemots! Staked out along the water’s edge on the Hood Canal in western Washington State, where a colony of pigeon guillemots burrow nesting sites in a hillside overlooking a secluded bay, Ken Archer captured a near-collision of two of …
 
May 2nd, 2016

Photo Of The Day By William Friggle

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By William Friggle
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Snow Geese Taking Flight” by William Friggle. Location: Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Stevens, Pennsylvania. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook and Twitter. …
 
April 6th, 2016

Watch Nesting Bald Eagles Live On Santa Cruz Island

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
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It’s hard to tear yourself away from this live stream of an eagle’s nest in Channel Islands National Park. Viewers have had the opportunity to watch mom and dad care for their two babies—which were born in mid-March—in a nest located in Sauces Canyon in Santa Cruz Island, thanks to the National Parks Service. The …
 
December 28th, 2015

Photo Of The Day By John Caruso

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by John Caruso
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Cedar Waxwings Sharing A Meal” by John Caruso. It was taken in Glacier National Park, Montana. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage and several images from the Assignment …
 
December 15th, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Danny Young

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Danny Young
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Pink Parachute” by Danny Young. This image of a roseate spoonbill landing in shallow water was taken near Huntington Beach State Park, South Carolina. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP …
 
December 8th, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Dave Skinner

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Dave Skinner
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Sandhill Crane Sunrise” by Dave Skinner. “Sandhill cranes migrate and winter in the flooded fields on Staten Island Road, just east of the Sacramento River in Central California,” explains Skinner. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners …
 
January 29th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Kelly Nowak

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Provider' by Kelly Nowak
Today’s Photo of the Day is ‘Provider’ submitted to the Bird in Context Assignment by Kelly Nowak. “A cardinal family conveniently nesting outside the window gave me a wonderful opportunity to photograph their daily routine without disturbing them. Here is the male cardinal feeding the babies,” says Nowak. Photo of the Day is chosen from …
 
December 20th, 2013

Of Geese and Shutter Speeds

Posted By Michael Frye
Formation of Ross's geese taking flight, San Joaquin Valley, CA, USA
While composition and light are always vital, some aspects of wildlife photography are very different from landscape photography. With wildlife the subjects are moving, placing greater importance on anticipation, timing, and the ability to make quick decisions about framing and camera settings.
 
November 29th, 2013

In Praise of Shade

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Red-legged Cormorant (Phalacrocorax gaimardi) Nesting Pair,  Puerto Deseado, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
People often say clear skies and sunny days offer the best light for photography. Don’t believe them! Except for narrow windows at dawn and dusk, photography on sunny days is largely a waste of time. In fact, during the long, sunny days of summer, I often find myself killing endless hours, waiting for the “magic …
 
February 11th, 2013

Gold Harbor King Penguins Abstract 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Gold Harbor King Penguins Abstract 1
This is an abstract image of king penguins that I created while visiting Gold Harbor during my South Georgia Island expedition. I initially photographed this scene with the aid of my tripod using traditional depth of field and sharp focus techniques, but later decided to explore it using slow shutter speeds and hand-held camera movement. …