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Moving Around


Moving Around

The water was higher than I expected. The waves were coming in and moving around, so I tried to capture the movement of the waves.

Stick And Stone


Stick And Stone

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Horned Toad


Horned Toad

A beautifully camouflaged Horned Toad (Phrynosoma cornutum) basks in the morning sun in Catalina State Park near Tucson, AZ. The misnamed Horned Toad is not a toad but is a member of the lizard family. The popular name comes from its rounded body and...

Water Lily...


Water Lily...

Isolated fresh water lily bloom and lily pads

Dogwood In The Morning Light


Dogwood In The Morning Light

A lone dogwood bloom backlit in the morning light

Little Red Barn


Little Red Barn

View of rolling farm land and red barn from Steptoe Butte. Steptoe Butte is a quartzite outcropping in the Palouse area of Washington State. Steptoe Butte gives a beautiful overlook of the rich rolling farm land of the Palouse region. The fields of...

Backlit Lupine


Backlit Lupine

I particularly liked how the light was striking the lupine. The ISO was 100, F/18, 1/25th second exposure, and a Focal Length of 200 mm.

Sea Art


Sea Art

I call this sea art, you can stand at the waters edge as the waves come in and out, with every wave your art will change awesome.

Enchanted Wood


Enchanted Wood

River of Saint-Herbot at the heart of Argoat (Finistère, Brittany, France). A magnificent place where to perceive a hobbit in walk would have nothing unusual.

Lichen Landscape


Lichen Landscape

A variety of lichens in Southern Missouri create an interesting grounds cape. My favorite variety are the red-tipped ones. They remind me of a Peter Max painting.

At The Ready


At The Ready

At the base of the Spanish Steps on Naval Base Guam you will find the Orote Well and many of these not so little Ayayu crabs along the trail. Beware not to step on them, as they are a protected species, and they are not docile.

Who Are You Calling Crabby?


Who Are You Calling Crabby?

The Ayayu crab is not shy....about the size of a man's fist, these fellows can move quickly and will attack if threatened.

Young Hermits


Young Hermits

No bigger than a penny, these two hermit crabs make their seperate ways along the surf on Ritidian Point. Like many humans, they collect nice shells along the beach to take (as) home.

Floating Rocks In A Sea Of Leaves


Floating Rocks In A Sea Of Leaves

Buck Branch Stream is a mere trickle with little rain fall lately, giving the appearance of a sea of leaves in which these rocks float.

What Will Rise In Spring?


What Will Rise In Spring?

As winter approaches, the heartier fauna cling to their last opportunities to establish a foothold for Spring.

The White And Yellow Lily


The White And Yellow Lily

Lily at Chicago Botanic Garden

A Puddle


A Puddle

A puddle of rain water after severe storm in Sacramento last Spring.

Lichen


Lichen

Amongst all the dramatic scenery of Alaska, sometimes the small things go unnoticed. I wanted to capture this small patch of lichen to remind myself that beauty is often below our feet.

Ground Stars


Ground Stars

I found these stars by looking straight down at the ground rather than up at the night sky. I like the color, the droplets, and the shapes in this photo.

Stuck


Stuck

I was barefoot on the rock wall near Oceanside Harbor, and I realized that these little guys were the reason my feet were getting roughed up. They numbered in the thousands....what an amazing community!

Prickly Pear Paddles


Prickly Pear Paddles

One of the most common cactus species, Prickly Pear Cactus are found throughout the Preserve. This one is thriving along the Mesquite Canyon Trail.

Desert Hare


Desert Hare

Desert Hare posing briefly between the sun and the photographer.

Also labeled: Animals, Deserts, Light, Nature

Poppies & Sky


Poppies & Sky

This perspective allows the small poppy blooms to appear tall, and also provides a nice rest period on your back beneath the blooms.

Cholla Blossom


Cholla Blossom

The Staghorn Cholla Cactus plants are plentiful in the Preserve, and display a variety of blossom colors including yellow and orange.

Also labeled: Blooms, Deserts, Exotic Places, Light, Nature

Gone Fishing


Gone Fishing

A lone fisherman is heading for his favorite fishing spot on this chilly morning. The tamarack/larches were turning to autumn gold nicely, reflected in Montana's Salmon Lake.

Pelican Flower


Pelican Flower

The pelican flower is an amazing tropical vine with one of the world's largest flowers. This unique climber inspires a sense of awe with its ivory veining against a burgundy velvet background and long tubular flowers.

Also labeled: Blooms, Nature, Red

Color Spot In The Canyon


Color Spot In The Canyon

While hiking in Lynch Canyon looking for wildlife I saw this beautiful butterfly landing on the purple topped wildflowers. Didn't see the Bobcat that I was looking for but this was fun too!

Also labeled: Black, Blooms, Grass, Green, Light, Nature, Red, Seasons

Along The Shores Of Lake Estes


Along The Shores Of Lake Estes

One October evening in 2006 my wife and I were walking along the trail arond Lake Estes and I spotted these fallen leaves trapped in the crevices of some rocks. I thought the contrast was interesting and captured this image.

Also labeled: Landscapes, Light, Nature, Seasons

Fallen Aspen Leaf


Fallen Aspen Leaf

On an overcast, sleeting morning in September, 2009 I was on the trail from Bear Lake to Nymph Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. The wet, colorful rocks on the trail floor were punctuated by some of the yellow aspen leaves which were falling along...

Also labeled: Forests, Nature, Seasons

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