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June 4th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Snowed In” by Bobo Bird – Ontario, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Wildlife portrait of a Great gray owl in Ontario, Canada against a backdrop of snow and winter conditions
The Great grey owl or Great gray owl (Strix Nebulosa) is a very large owl, documented as the world’s largest species. They are distributed across the Northern Hemisphere. I have been trying for two winters to get pictures of this amazing-looking bird, but without success. One day, a friend told me that one had been spotted … 
May 29th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Eastern Screech-Owl, Otis Asio, Wild Texas” by Dave Welling – Rio Grande Valley

Posted By David Alexander Willis
577970027 a perfectly camouflaged wild eastern screech-owl otis asio perches in a dead mesquite tree on a private ranch in the rio grande valley of south texas - the eastern screech-owl otis asio is a small to medium-sized raptor of the eastern and southeastern united states
I was photographing on a private ranch in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas for an “iron-man” wildlife photo contest (30 wildlife categories and at least 3-4 winners in each category). One of the categories involved camouflaged animals – how they use their cryptic coloration/plumage/etc to blend into their environment. The ranch owner knew … 
December 13th, 2011

Global Warming – and Snow

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Nesting in the Snow, Gentoo Penguin
The conventional wisdom is that climate change is heating the poles first, and then the rest of the planet. So you’d think we’d be sweltering here in Antarctica. Far from it: in the past week it has been snowing almost constantly, making it hard on the penguins who should be well into their nesting cycle … 
July 10th, 2011

July 4th – and the Family Paparazzi

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Maya on July 4, 2011, Manzanita Beach  OR
A bit of a departure from nature photography with this post – today we’re talking about photographing kids. I don’t know about your kids (or grandkids) but they all seem to go through a phase when they simply do not like being photographed, and do everything they can to subvert your efforts, either frowning or …