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Spiders and Scorpions and Solifugids, Oh My! (Update)

One of the things that happens when you are traveling around the country photographing wildlife year after year, web galleries can get too big, ungainly, bloated, confusing and generally make a gallery uglier & messier rather than more attractive. My wife and I are currently beginning the major task of updating all of our online nature

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Colorado Desert Wildflowers

Quick post today from a even shorter stop just outside of Mecca, California in the dry and arid Colorado Desert where I found some very beautiful trees in flower and an interesting flowering bush that brings in loads of hummingbirds! Blue Palo Verde with Beans This unusual tree found in California, Nevada, Arizona and parts of Mexico

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California Sea Lion Yearling

A few weeks ago I flew into Los Angeles, California to start my 2015 southwestern nature photography trip, and within 20 minutes of being released into the wild I stumbled into this yearling California sea lion. I could tell instantly that something was not right. It was too bony, seemed a little lethargic and wasn’t terribly concerned about me

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Mountain Nature of the Evergreen State

Post #200! Many thanks for all of you who have hung around this long with me through the years! Today I’m still uploading images that have been in cue for editing and uploading to my nature photography website and these just happen to be from places not too far from my home in my adopted home of Washington,

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Three Little Birds, Four New Photos

Rise up this mornin’, Smiled with the risin’ sun, Three little birds Each by my doorstep Singin’ sweet songs Of melodies pure and true, Saying’, (“This is my message to you”) ~ Bob Marley Just a quick post for today…. three very recent bird photos from my travels around the Pacific Northwest.  Click any image to

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A Quiet Winter Wilderness in Washington State

I recently took off for a few days out in the wide, wild  wilderness between the Cascade Mountains and Rocky Mountains…. here’s a sample of what I brought home. Click any image to enlarge. Silent Forest in Winter A gorgeous winter day on Mount Spokane in Eastern Washington in late January. The forest is quiet, the

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