Barred Owls of the New York Woods

May 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
On the backroads deep in the woods of the Southern Tier of New York State, I have been discovering a number of Barred Owls. It seems that every back road I drive down I can get a Barred Owl or two to come out to the roadway and allow the opportunity to observe and photograph them. The Barred Owl (Strix varia) is a large typical owl native to North...
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Hazel - The Black Bear and her Cubs

May 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Located in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park (GSMNP) is a lush valley named Cades Cove. The Valley is surrounded by scenic wooded mountains and is home to a variety of animals, Birds, and plants. One of the animals is the Black Bear. There are many black bears throughout the park, but one caught my eye this year. Hazel, as the locals call her...
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Using your Vehicle as Photography Blind

May 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I am a self-Taught Professional Photographer and writer. I have been doing photography for more than 40 years. My specialty is nature and wildlife. In the winter months, I photograph nature and wildlife throughout Florida. In the summer months, I photograph nature and wildlife throughout upstate New York. In between, we have yearly stops at the Gre...
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The Black Bears of Cades Cove

December 15, 2016  •  3 Comments
This article is about my adventure to the Smoky Mountains, to photograph Black Bear in a springtime setting. The Smokey Mountains in the spring is a wonder of green color and excitement as new animals begin their lives and year olds or yearlings have become solitary. While in Cades Cove we found several black bears feeding on grasses and leaves. Th...
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Pennsylvania Elk

December 15, 2016  •  1 Comment
Winslow Hill Road, Benezette, PA I bet you readers did not know that there is a thriving Elk herd in Western Pennsylvania. However, there is. There are roughly 800-1000 elk roaming some western Pennsylvania counties of Elk, Cameron, and Clearfield. This story however will center on the heart of Pennsylvania elk country, the town of Benezett...
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