Semipalmated Sandpiper, Cape Cod National Seashore, Provincetown, MA.
Portal, AZ. A male Whiskered Screech-owl keeping watch over his fledglings who have just emerged from their nest. There are only a few remote mountain canyons in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico where one can find Whiskered Screech-owls in the US.
Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, Washington. The thick morning fog finally lifted, revealing a Columbian black-tailed doe. I crawled on my belly through dense firs to get this point of view.
Common Sunflower and Foxtail Barley, native prairie plants, on the Stronghold Unit of Badlands National Park, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota.
One Tough Bird. The Cactus Wren isn't afraid of a few thorns. Rodeo, NM.
Chiricahua Fox Squirrel, Portal, AZ. A subspecies of Mexican Fox Squirrel, the Chiricahua Fox Squirrel is the only subspecies found in the US, and only in the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona.
Canada Jay, White Mountains, NH.
Sanderling. Lover's Key State Park, Estero, FL.
"...the earth is a continually sensuous thing, out there where one can see it with minimal interference." - Merrill Gilfillan, "Magpie Rising."
Sunrise, Badlands National Park, SD.
Greater Roadrunner. Portal, AZ. 2019.
Ruddy Turnstones. Estero, FL.
Between the Moon and the Sun. Brewster Flats, Cape Cod, MA. Moon snail at first light on the low tide.
Pine Grosbeak. Fryeburg, ME
Light Before the Storm. Estero, Florida. Snowy egret, thunderheads rolling in behind.
On se pose et on regarde nouveau...
Ft. Myers, Florida
"The worse my drawings were, the more beautiful did the originals appear." - John James Audubon. Willet, Lover's Key State Park, Estero, FL.
Varileaf Cinquefoil. Olympic National Park, WA
Bison. Badlands National Park, South Dakota.
Snowy Egret. Estero, Florida
Whiskered Screech-owl. Portal, AZ. 2019
Mima Mounds National Natural Landmark, Littlerock, WA
Great Egret. Fort Myers, FL
All This Warmth of the Sun. Black-capped Chickadee. Fryeburg, ME. Even the tiniest bird can survive the coldest winter.
The Walk Home. Early season snowfall. Freedom, NH.
Before the Hurricane. Semipalmated Sandpiper, Nauset Beach, Orleans, MA. Hours before a big storm sweeps up the coast.