A portrait of “Ozzie” before he was taken to the Teton Raptor Center for wing and shoulder rehabilitation. I think this shows his personality well: a brave courageous bird with a will to live.
I’m happy he is flying once again back home in the Box Canyon of the Henry’s Fork River, Yellowstone country.
BIRDS OF THE HENRY’S FORK RIVER | IDAHO Franklin’s Gull, Idaho
I was in the field creating fly fishing images during a prolific hatch. The fish and the birds were feeding heavily on the new emergence of mayflies. I had a great time photographing these masked birds. It gave me a new found appreciation for how agile and quick these birds are. Their eye sight in unbelievable, being able to fly at high speed while picking off tiny insects has to take some serious skills. It was a great day in the Yellowstone Caldera office.
GROUSE, GIRL AND MACRO | YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY JoJo The Grouse
My young friend Ella took me to meet her unusual pal in her remote morel mushroom area today. Each time Ella picks shrooms with her family she calls out to her grouse friend named “JoJo”, who comes running to greet her. The bird stays close to Ella’s heels and is curious to her every move. For hours this continues. The bird was also curious to the camera and came in for a closer inspection. I was able to use a macro lens while photographing “JoJo”, what a great experience. Another interesting thing is, the grouse attacked our shoes when we were leaving. Tugging at the shoelaces in a frantic effort to keep us there. Often times JoJo flies after the truck in a last ditch effort to get Ella to stay. Nature is amazing… what a great day!
MARTIN PESCADOR | PATAGONIAN KINGFISHER Kingfisher
I stumbled upon this mighty little Martin Pescador, aka Kingfisher, fishing on the Rio Malleo in Argentina. The bird was very fast! He allowed me to photograph for a little while until his belly was full.
BACKLIT MOSSY TREE | OLYMPIC PENINSULA Pacific Northwest rainforest travels
“It was strangely like war. They attacked the forest as if it were an enemy to be pushed back from the beachheads, driven into the hills, broken into patches, and wiped out. Many operators thought they were not only making lumber but liberating the land from the trees…” – Murray Morgan | The Last Wilderness