Lake Apopka is approximately 30 miles northwest of Orlando. It’s the 4th largest lake in Florida and has a fantastic 11 mile drive around the lake to view and enjoy the state’s natural wildlife. One note to keep in mind is the wildlife scenic drive is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
It’s mating season or soon will be and these two Great Blue Herons’ are getting their nest ready. Photographed along the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive in Lake Apopka, Florida.
Photographs from the Delmarva Peninsula.
Wild horse at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Sunrise at the Bombay Hook NWR
Snow Geese Silhouette Bombay Hook NWR
Snow Geese – Bombay Hook NWR
Shorebirds at Sunrise – Chicoteague NWR
Part 2 of my two part San Juan Islands series focuses on foxes photographed at the San Juan Historical National Park. You can find Part 1 here.
The San Juan Islands consist of a string of islands (over 100) located in the northwest corner between the mainland U.S. and Vancouver, B.C. We stayed in the town of Friday Harbor, the big tourist spot on the island of San Juan. From there for three days we went out on the nearby waters, including the Strait of Georgia, to photograph Orcas and Humpback Whales, Seals, Porpoises and Eagles. We also spent a few hours at the San Juan Island National Historic Park where we photographed Foxes.
This is the first in a series of photographs I will be posting. Enjoy.
The Skagit Valley, particularly the Skagit River, is known at this time of the year to be a haven for Bald Eagles. It’s located in the northwestern part of Washington State. About half of the time on our recent trip was spent on the Skagit River photographing eagles, and the other half on land photographing swans, snow geese, and a bit of landscape. Although the weather was cold and rainy, the experience yielded some exciting photos making the colds, both my wife and I now endure, worth it. Below are some photographs.
Earlier this week my wife and I took a short trip to the Naples area of Southwest Florida. Included was a short day trip to the Ding Darling WLR on Sanibel Island where we were greeted by a small pod of Pelicans. Here are a few of my photographs.
I had to crop these photos quite a bit because this family of Anhingas were well back from our path and the trees and brush did not give me a clear shot. I used a 300mm lens but I really needed more like a 500mm or 600mm. Photographed at the Sawgrass Lake Park in St. Petersburg.