Springtime Chocolate Lilies on the Olympic Peninsula!

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Springtime Chocolate Lilies on the Olympic Peninsula!

Besides wild orchids, wild lilies are a favorite of mine when tromping across the country in extremely rural to even semi-urban places. Recently I was in the Olympic National Forest near the shore of Lake Cushman near Hoodsport, WA scoping out new areas to photograph when I found a couple of chocolate lilies that had already

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Surf Scoters – My Favorite Pacific Sea Duck!

Very recently I was taking a “day off” (inside joke for those who know me personally – I work in some capacity nearly every day of the year) on a scouting trip for future photography trips in the Olympic National Forest. Near the Skokomish Indian Reservation, I stopped at the southern end of the Hood Canal looking

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Black-necked Stilts

Quick post for today. I’ve been sitting on this photo of a trio of black-necked stilts for a while because I saw something in it, but it just didn’t look right. Then I had one of those “a-ha!” moments and cropped it from a horizontal “landscape” orientation to a vertical “portrait” position. Much better. ~

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Wyoming Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja linariifolia)

As is often the case in wildflowers, telling one species from another can be exceedingly difficult. Especially when there are naturally occurring hybrids, same species with wildly variable physical attributes and just geographically separated populations of the same species looking very different in different parts of the country, world, etc. (think of how different our

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Looking Out from Behind the Waterfall – Oregon’s North Falls

Last night I was wrapping up a quick four-day nature photography road trip in search of new images and ideas when I found myself standing behind North Falls – an insanely beautiful and violent waterfall just gushing with snowmelt just east of Salem, Oregon. Because I opted to travel light and didn’t have my usual full

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Bow River, Banff National Park

There is nothing as beautiful as the mist rising like wildfire smoke over a river on a very chilly Canadian Rocky Mountain winter sunrise This morning was no different than any other on the slippery edge of the hoarfrost-crusted Bow River just west of Calgary, Alberta. ~ click on any image to enlarge ~ Bow River, Banff

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Canada in Winter: Illecillewaet River and the Mountains of Rogers Pass

Recently I was in Canada’s westernmost province of British Columbia in the middle of winter, powering my 4×4 SUV through ice and snow, climbing higher and higher into the sky along the Illecillewaet River aiming to head over Rogers Pass so I could make my way further eastward into the Canadian Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park

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Death Camas – America’s Most Poisonous Native Lily

Quick post for today. As I was going through our lily gallery images while getting things ready for our new upcoming North American Nature Photography website relaunch, I found four images of the really cool meadow death camas from last spring that I shot, edited and somehow never uploaded to our website. Lost and forgotten

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Reflections on Mount Rundle and Vermillion Lakes

So far as I continue to edit and prepare my landscape images from my recent trip to Banff National Park where I attended the HIGHLY recommended International Landscape Photographers’ Association Summit last month, this image on Mount Rundle is my favorite so far. ~ click image to enlarge ~ Mount Rundle and Vermillion Lakes This insanely colorful sunrise

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