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Welcome to my blog and a look at my life as a wildlife photographer. I write up blog posts on days I get to get out and take photos. Sadly, it is often limited to weekends and vacations so I don't get to write as many blogs as I would like. Although my postings are sporadic, I hope you'll still find the time to follow them! 

 

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Merry Christmas

December 25, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays to all of my family, friends, and followers! I hope you all had a wonderful day! My day was pretty darn awesome! My dogs and I slept in until 8:30 and then I goofed off at home for a little while before heading over to the grasslands in hopes the owls would rise early for photographs. At roughly 2:15 the first set...
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Best Day of the Year

December 22, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
I've been going to the Grasslands for the past 5 or 6 years trying to get good photographs of the short-eared owls. During those years, I've gone almost every Saturday and Sunday for at least 3 months, spending roughly 4-5 hours each visit standing around and hoping to get good shots. Many of those days the temps were below freezing and I left with...
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Shortie

December 07, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
I've been going to the Shawangunk Grasslands for roughly 5 or 6 years and today was clearly my best day there ever! My friend (Jack) and I arrived just before 1:30 and the owls were already up in the air and flying, so we quickly headed down the trail to get to the spot we negotiated going to during the drive over. Our spot wound up being an aweso...
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Twofer at the Dam

November 23, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
What an amazing day at the dam! The light was good for the first half of the day and the action was good throughout the day! The day started long before sunrise as we were out the door at roughly 5:20 and at the dam by 6. The crowds were already rolling in, so we had to quickly reserve our spots and get set up. Once set up, we relaxed for a bit an...
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Annual Conowingo Trip

November 22, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
I took a long weekend off work to go on my annual trip to the Conowingo Dam with some of my photography friends! Yesterday started extremely early as I was up at 3:40 and out of my house by 4:20 to meet up with my friends to carpool. We drove the 4 hour trip down to Maryland and then spent the remainder of the day at the dam. It was a slow day, bu...
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Wolf in Fall

October 24, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Fall is an amazingly beautiful time of year in the Northeast. Plus I get to celebrate my birthday in the fall, so this year I decided to gift myself a Photography Tour at Lakota Wolf Preserve in New Jersey. It truly was an amazing experience and the perfect birthday gift to myself. I arrived at the Preserve around 7:15 to embark on my 7:30 tour wi...
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The Three Amigos

July 21, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
It was slated to be one of the hottest days of the year, possibly the hottest, but that didn't stop me from going out to check on my local Osprey family. Upon arrival I found all three kids in the nest and both parents perched in the favorite tree keeping an eye on things. I went over to watch the nest and get some shots of the youngsters. One eve...
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Common Loon Flap

July 04, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
My original plan for today was to get up around 5am and hit the water early with my kayak, but sadly that did not happen as this girl is not at all a morning person. Instead, I slept til 8:30 and then goofed off around my campsite all morning. It was almost 2:00 when I finally headed out for my paddle. I was ready to go much earlier than 2:00, but...
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Portrait of a Puffin

June 25, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Today is my last full day in Maine and my third and final day of doing the Puffin Tour on Machias Seal Island. It's been so much fun and I am happy to go home tomorrow and return to my normal routine, but I sure will miss hanging out with Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Common Murres, and Atlantic Terns. The morning started out cooler than the previ...
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What's better than one puffin.... TWO PUFFINS!

June 24, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Today is day two for me in Maine and my second day of going on an Atlantic Puffin tour with my photography friend. We woke early and arrived at the boat launch in Cutler, Maine around 7:15 for our 8:00 tour. The morning was beautiful with sunny skies, no wind, and a perfect morning temp. As we waited to board the skiff for our taxi to the Barbara F...
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Fun with Puffins

June 23, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Sixty eight days I ago I booked my airline reservation to go with a photography friend to Northeast Maine to see the Atlantic Puffins. At the time I booked my reservation it seemed like the trip was so far away. Then last week came and I realized I was two days away from my trip and so I scrambled to get my chores done and get my gear together. Ye...
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Osprey Family

June 15, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Today was another beautiful day up in the North Country! The boyz and I slept in a little and then I headed out to the Fort to check on my favorite osprey family. Upon arrival I saw mom sitting in the nest and dad in a tree close by watching. Eventually, I saw one little osprey head pop up, then a little while later I was excited to see a second o...
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Nursing Fawn

June 09, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
My day started a little late as the boyz and I took advantage of having no commitments and sleeping in a little. Part of me regretting sleeping in on such a gorgeous day, but my body just wasn't ready to get up and every once in a while, I need to listen to what my body says. I had many plans for today, but I wound up ditching most of them to enjo...
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Waiting for Mama, again...

June 01, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
What a fantastic day out with my camera. The day began early when I picked up my photography buddy at 8:30 am. We first went over to check on the Fawn I got to photograph yesterday. The fawn was in a different spot and just laid there in the shade while we took a bunch of photos. We didn't stay for too long because mostly it was resting and we didn...
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Waiting for Mama

May 31, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
As I was walking to the cafeteria today to get a cup of tea, I ran into a friend/colleague. She mentioned to me that we had a newborn fawn on site and that she would show it to me on the way back to our building. As soon as she said that, I was thrilled with excitement. I quickly grabbed my tea and we headed back. And sure enough, there was the faw...
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