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A Yosemite Story

June 3, 2019 by
A Yosemite Story

I want to tell you a story… For an age of the earth, hundreds of thousands of years, so long in fact that evolution had time to specialize much of the biom, ice lay across the face of the earth. … Continue reading

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Endangered Species Day & the San Diego Zoo

May 17, 2019 by
Endangered Species Day & the San Diego Zoo

Today is Endangered Species Day, and I wanted to take a minute to reflect on that via some thoughts and pictures from the San Diego Zoo and it’s sister the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. A Different Sort of Zoo … Continue reading

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To See a Cheetah Run

May 7, 2019 by
To See a Cheetah Run

Our short time in San Diego was good for many reasons, not the least of which was the San Diego Zoo and it’s sister the Safari Park. Weather permitting, the Safari Park hosts a cheetah run daily. It is something … Continue reading

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About that Highlight Reel…

January 1, 2019 by
About that Highlight Reel…

It’s that time of year again, the arbitrary orbital location where we increment the year counter and reset the month counter back to 1. Why the hell don’t we start at 0 like a sane species? Regardless, it’s time for … Continue reading

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Visiting Bosque del Apache

December 17, 2018 by
Visiting Bosque del Apache

If I’m honest, this was not my first trip to Bosque del Apache, but just the first one that matters. Last spring I stopped by, but long after all the migratory birds had left. This time, I was there during … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Critters

October 16, 2018 by
Costa Rica Critters

Today’s blog post is a bit of a laundry list. I’ve been meaning to post something about Costa Rica for a while now, but the trip was pretty big and diverse. Frankly, I mostly took pictures of critters and didn’t … Continue reading

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Olympus Raptor Day – Up Close with Raptors

October 9, 2018 by
Olympus Raptor Day – Up Close with Raptors

I teach classes at Precision Camera and Video in Austin. That partnership has created some fun opportunities for me. Recently, Olympus Camera reached out to put on a bird photography focused event to let photographers try the great OM-D cameras. … Continue reading

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Back Yard Birds – San Diego

September 25, 2018 by
Back Yard Birds – San Diego

Our new backyard is up against a “canyon”. That sounds exotic, but there is a road at the bottom. Never the less, we have a steep hillside covered in brush behind our back fence. There are abundant rodents and snakes. … Continue reading

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Exploring Joshua Tree

September 11, 2018 by
Exploring Joshua Tree

Now that I live in San Diego, Joshua Tree National Park is only a few hours away so I’ve got the access to spend more time there exploring. Last weekend I set out to do some scouting for my upcoming … Continue reading

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