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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 … 
June 5th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Strikes Green Jay’ by Dave Welling – Rio Grande Valley, South Texas

Posted By David Alexander Willis
'Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Strikes Green Jay' by Dave Welling Rio Grande Valley South Texas snake viper attack bird
I was in a photo blind photographing wildlife coming in to drink and bathe at a small pond on a private ranch in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas when two green jays (cyanocorax yncas) flew in for a drink. These are beautifully plumaged birds and in the United States you find them only …