Summer 2014 Newsletter

•July 20, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Summer 2014 Photography Newsletter

 

Snowy Glow

Snowy Glow

 

 

Mother’s Milk for Breakfast

•July 8, 2014 • 3 Comments

One of many amazing wildlife events that we experienced on a recent trip to Glacier National Park was watching and photographing a mother moose feeding her days-old calves. The calves could barely reach the breakfast table.

Mothers Milk Breakfast Video

 

Moose Milk for Breakfast

Moose Milk for Breakfast

 

We returned every morning for 3 days to watch the moose family. One morning while stretching to reach mother moose for breakfast a calf fell into the stream. The poor thing struggled to climb onto the steep bank but fell back a few times. My friend Bob was ready to jump in to lift the 25 pound calf out of the swift current. Fortunately, nature came to the rescue and the calf climbed out to safety.

Climbing Out

Climbing Out

 

I was relived that I did not have to jump in and save Bob!

Watch the video:

Moose Calf Climbs to Safety Video

 

Denver to Glacier Photo Collection

 

 

 

Denver to Glacier National Park

•June 26, 2014 • 3 Comments

Four National Parks in 11 days. A photographic road trip with my friend and fellow photographer Bob Karcz driving from Denver to Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Glacier and Waterton Lakes (Alberta, Canada) National Parks.

Photographic opportunities included wild horses, black bear cubs, a wolf on an elk carcass, grebes, nursing moose calves, cinnamon black bear cub, coyote pups and majestic mountain vistas.

Swiftcurrent Creek at Sunrise, Glacier National Park, Montana

 

Hungry Wolf

Hungry Wolf, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

 

Denver to Glacier (and Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Waterton Lakes) National Park Image Collection

 

 

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Where Is Spring?

•May 25, 2014 • 1 Comment
Where is Spring?

Where is Spring?

 

May 11, 2014 and it was snowing hard in Silverthorne, Colorado, high in the Rocky Mountains. I had so much computer work to do that I welcomed the excuse to stay in and get working. After a cup of coffee, I came to my senses and realized this could be a great opportunity to capture something special. So I packed my gear and headed out to my favorite bird location at the Blue River Waste Water Treatment pond. The birds, ducks and geese love this place. It never freezes and has plenty of nutrients to keep them all fed. I drove up and could hardly see the pond. I stepped out, walked to the pond edge with camera ready when a Canada goose took flight. I followed it through my lens and then fired a rapid burst. I thought for sure that the snowfall would ruin the focus. Well, I was pleasantly surprised. You be the judge!

I think that this Canada Goose was wondering if it returned to Summit County, Colorado too early for Spring.

 

Published on the front cover of the Summit Daily News.

Osprey On A Post

•May 20, 2014 • 3 Comments

 

I was on my way to photograph foxes at a nearby fox den. This osprey was just sitting on the post by the road as I drove by. I did a U-turn and shot from across the street until he flew off. Just as simple as that. Why can’t all bird shots be like that?

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Osprey Posted

 

Osprey Launch

Osprey Launch

 

Osprey Away

Osprey Away

Happy Mother’s Day

•May 11, 2014 • Leave a Comment
A Kiss For Mom

A Kiss For Mom

 

Happy Mother’s Day

Is It Safe To Come Out and Play?

•April 16, 2014 • 1 Comment
Is It Safe to Come Out And Play

Is It Safe to Come Out And Play

 

Black bears cubs will be exiting their dens soon to explore a new world (about mid-April in Summit County, Colorado). Sows give birth in the January/February time frame while in their den during hibernation. Cubs can journey out of the den in 8-10 weeks with their mother to learn about foraging, climbing trees, and hunting for small animals. Be on the lookout for bears over the next few months. Be respectful and keep a safe distance from any bear families.

 

This 3-4 month old bear cub is wondering if it is safe to come out and play?

 
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