A Phantom Familiarity – Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

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A Phantom Familiarity – Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Today I visited a new place as I continue exploring Washington State and move farther and farther from my home to look for native wildlife to study, photograph, and eventually hope to write about with some degree of authority as I become more familiar with my surroundings and its natural rhythms. Sometimes new and previously

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Song Sparrow

The one most beautiful things about being a nature photographer is that you will always be the student. No matter how many years you spend in the field and how many field guides you memorize and scientific papers you read - every day in the field is a constant reminder of just how much you don't know! That will always make everyday an adventure!

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Foggy Dawn and the Burning Sun

Yesterday morning I went to the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge on Florida's Gulf Coast and started to realize as I got closer to the water that the fog was really going to be too thick to get the types of landscape shots I was after. As I entered the refuge, I couldn't see the road ahead of me, and decided to just wait for the sun to come up and see what happens. It's a tactic I've used before with several very surprising outcomes. This early morning was no exception......

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The Winter Wonderland of Florida’s North Gulf Coast

One of the most amazing places for winter nature photography in Florida that I know of is along the northern edge of the Gulf of Mexico where there are no condos, no restaurants, and more importantly there are no people. This wondrous place is the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. It is a seemingly endless

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