Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly

The Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly (that is a mouth full) tends to be a native of the warmer climates in the southeastern region of the United States. I think this love for the heat had a detrimental effect on this specimen. He seemed in no hurry to fly away from me when I found him in…

Perched in the Tree

We found this beautiful songbird perched in a tree adjacent to our campsite at the Pioneer Park Campground. This lush area along the Colorado River has lots of birds and other wildlife that call this place home. I am a little jealous as it is such a nice spot. I would have liked to stay…

Fly Eagles, Fly

Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on your Super Bowl LII victory! Fly Eagles, Fly! Tonight’s game was one of the best games in NFL history. Both the Eagles and the Patriots brought their best and I am thankful the Eagles came out on top. It was nice to see two teams give it their all…

Winter Robber

This is a true winter robber. Commonly known as a “camp robber,” or Grey Jay, this intelligent little birdie joined us for lunch while snowshoeing to Lake Helene in Rocky Mountain National Park. Human food is never good for wildlife so we spent the majority of the time luring him to our open palms with…

A Small Green Lizard

I believe this small green lizard is a Carolina Anole. As you can tell, in comparison to the blooms on the Rhododendron bush, he is tiny. Jennifer and I came across him a few years back while visiting the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. If you haven’t ever been, the grounds of the gardens are stunning. There…

In the Eye of the Egret

Birds are amazing creatures and this egret in Ponce De Leon Park’s Peace River Wildlife Center is no exception. The wildlife center is primarily run by volunteers and locally supported. A popular stop for anyone visiting in Punta Gorda, Florida. Not your thing? Try the beach, playground, fishing area, or wooden boardwalk through the mangroves,…

Racked Out

If you are anything like me, and this Rocky Mountain Elk, then you are racked out after the Christmas festivities. Get it… racked out! Best pun ever! He has a large antler rack and he lay down to sleep… he is racked out. Lol! I crack myself up. I hope you all had the best Christmas!

Red-tailed Hawk’s Eye

The Red-tailed Hawk’s eye really pops as he stares me down from about 15′ up in this tree. This may be the best photo I have taken in 2017. It was one of those moments you hear about. I was in the right place, with the right piece of gear and with perfect natural lighting…

Tiniest Jedi

It is that time of year again when the whole world feels the force. Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases tonight (early tomorrow morning)… I am stoked! As what is seemingly becoming a tradition, I have a picture of Yoda… I mean a Tarsier. Is this the Tiniest Jedi? I think so, I mean he…

Mexican Spider

Anyone who knows me well at all knows that I am a bit arachnophobic. That is why it is very weird that I have a fascination with taking photos of spiders. All I know about this spider is that it’s of the orb variety and that it lived in a very picturesque cactus tree overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Colorado Bison

The North American Bison, sometimes more commonly and incorrectly referred to as the American Buffalo, is an iconic creature. These massive creatures once dominated the central planes of North America. So much so that for many years these creatures became synonymous with the American West. It is thought that as many as 60,000,000 once roamed…

Big Horn

Ever stared down a Big Horn Sheep? No… well, don’t! These creatures can be ornery and aggressive and have no issues running headlong into things for seemingly no apparent reason. I had the privilege of getting fairly close to this guy from the relative safety of my car. This particular cuddly creature was hanging out around Glen Eyrie…