Wildlife Video Clips on National Geographic

•August 16, 2014 • 5 Comments

I am pleased to announce that National Geographic has selected 50 of my wildlife video clips for presentation and sale on their National Geographic Creative website.

My video clips can be viewed here:

National Geographic Creative

or click on the image:

Rainbow's End

Rainbow’s End

 

 

Mountain Bluebirds

•August 6, 2014 • 4 Comments

Breakfast Bug

 

A dedicated birder and wonderful person by the name of Bonnie Baker is responsible for the placement of nearly 100 bluebird birdhouses around Lake Dillon in Summit County, Colorado.  My quest to photography bluebirds started late in the season and  I was very fortunate to stumble on the last 2 occupied birdhouses for the season. I took advantage of this discovery and hiked to the locations with my heavy camera gear for 8 mornings over a three week period. I spent 2-3 hours each morning watching, waiting and photographing these beautiful creatures. I learned their routine, rhythm, approximate time it would take them to return with a meal for the chicks and which was the superior hunter of the pair (it was the female).

 

Butterfly Catcher

 

In Summit County we are fortunate to have the mountain bluebird. The male mountain bluebird is all blue from tip to tail. Other species of bluebirds are much less so. On my last visit to the site, the last birdhouse to be occupied was empty. The chicks had fledged. But they were not far away. Instead of just 2 bluebirds flying about, now I counted about 5-6 of them. A wonderful sight.

Click the link below to view my gallery of mountain bluebirds, all taken at the Dillon Nature Preserve on Lake Dillon, Dillon, Colorado.

Mountain Bluebirds

Hope that you enjoy.

Thank you Bonnie Baker

Rich

Introduction to Wildlife Photography

•August 5, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I recently conducted a workshop on Introduction to Wildlife Photography as a fund raiser for the Continental Divide Land Trust in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Click to download the .pdf presentation:

Wildlife Photography Basics Rev 1

 

 

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

 

 

Website: www.RichardSeeleyPhotography.com

Stock Photo Site: www.RichardSeeleyStock.Photoshelter.com

 

 

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.

 
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