Animals

Wild animals don’t know how to pose, so catching them at the right moment is rewarding.

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Horse Cumberland Island

Wild Horse Cumberland Island
April, 2013
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Day trip to Cumberland Island in Southern Georgia, rode fat tire bikes on the beach and encountered this chestnut horse

Goat Doin' Jagger

Goat Doin’ Jagger
June, 2007
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Over lunch in a coastal village during a kayaking trip on the southern coast of Turkey a herd of goats ambled by. This one gave me his Mick Jagger look.

Monarch in Flowers

Monarch in Flowers
August, 2005
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This monarch was sampling the flowers on our second floor porch

Praying Mantis and Prey

Praying Mantis and Prey
July, 2014
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I was weeding one day and this praying mantis turned yellow when I happened upon it. I ran and got my camera from the house and took several pictures. I didn’t see its prey until I enlarged the picture!

Wake Surfer

Wake Surfer
April, 2013
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Taken from a ferry off Cumberland Island GA

Snow Geese at Sunset

Snow Geese at Sunset
February, 2013
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Middle Creek Wildlife Preserve is a place that attracts migrating snow geese.

Bird and Holly Berries

Blue Bird and Holly Berries
January, 2014
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We have this huge holly tree by our house. Every winter at some point the birds decide to go for the holly berries. In a couple days they’re all gone. It’s usually the robins who kick it off by showing up in a flock. Here’s a bluebird getting ready to eat, or its keeping the sleet out of its eyes.

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Deer at Tumbling Waters

Deer at Tumbling Waters
September, 2007
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I stood up after having crouched down to photograph frogs and behind me stood this deer. It didn’t move as I slowly arranged my tripod and took this image.

Horses at Merlin Road Farm

Horses at Merlin Road Farm
August, 2015
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I am fortunate to drive by this farm every day. This day the horses were particularly playful.

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Stork Supper
June, 2007
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Second night in Turkey, at this second floor restaurant in Selcuk after touring the incredibly intact Roman ruins. Across the street was this very large stork’s nest on a telephone-pole like post. Mom and Dad would drop by to feed the kids. That’s a Roman ruin in the background.

Animals also appear in other galleries, such as Nature and Weather, and Snow Geese Taking Flight. Have a look!

Notes on Awards and Exhibitions

AN1. Blue Bird and Holly Berries

  • Chester County Camera Club, 2nd place Depth of Field Color Print, January 2018

AN2. Horses at Merlin Road Farm

  • Chester County Camera Club, 2nd place Iconic Chester Co Color Print, September 2015