Great Egret on the Beaver Brook

Great Egret on the Beaver Brook
Jonathan’s Woods
Morris County NJ
June 2021

On a recent June morning 2 egrets as a Great Blue Heron were active near the beaver dam. The pile of feathers at the egret’s feet are a result of preening.

Morning Sky and Lifting Fog at Wildcat Ridge

Morning Sky and Lifting Fog
Wildcat Ridge WMA
Rockaway Township NJ
June 2021

A tight shot with a telephoto zoom lens captured the drama of fog burning off on a humid June morning.

People Pictures from Utah 2021 Trip

People Pictures from Utah May 2021 Trip


These photos are from our group of adventurers as we traversed Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Capitol Reef National Park.

Lisa, Dave, Mark, Mario, and Kelly pose in the Narrows at Zion National Park

Mark, Mario, and Kelly take a break at the Narrows in Zion

Mario and Kelly pass through deeper water at The Narrows in Zion

Mario at Bryce Canyon

Lisa passes through Capitol Gorge at Capitol Reef National Park

Mario can’t seem to spot that pesky Big-horned Sheep near Zion National Park.

Mark photobombs a Big-horned Sheep crossing near Zion

Squirrel-scape

Squirrel-scape
Bryce Canyon National Park
May 2021

This Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel wasn’t too proud to beg for a meal though I was not providing one.

Learn more about the Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden-mantled_ground_squirrel

View of Sulphur Creek from Goosenecks Overlook

View of Sulphur Creek from Goosenecks Overlook
Capitol Reef National Park in Utah
May 2021

There was a photograph to be taken around every bend from Goosenecks Overlook though there weren’t many guardrails!

More info on Goosenecks Overlook – https://liveandlethike.com/2015/04/07/goosenecks-trail-capitol-reef-national-park-ut/

Desert Spiny Lizard at Zion National Park

Desert Spiny Lizard
Zion National Park in Utah
May 2021

This close-up shot was taken with a telephoto lens as we only encountered small lizards on the recent trip to Southern Utah.

Read more about reptiles found in Southern Utah – https://www.nps.gov/care/learn/nature/reptiles.htm

Cottonwood Wash at Capitol Reef National Park

Cottonwood Wash
Capitol Reef National Park
Wayne County, Utah

I only made it a short distance into Cottonwood Wash as the landscape was harsh and the trail became increasingly technical as I made my way towards the slot canyon.

Learn more about Cottonwood Wash – https://www.americansouthwest.net/slot_canyons/cottonwood_wash/canyon.html

Near Goosenecks Overlook – Capitol Reef NP

Near Goosenecks Overlook
Capitol Reef National Park
Wayne County, Utah
May 2021

The walks were easy and the views expansive at Goosenecks Overlook at Capitol Reef National Park. Don’t miss this stop if you are in Southern Utah!

Visit Capitol Reef National Park – https://www.nps.gov/care/planyourvisit/brochures.htm

The Narrows at Zion National Park

The Narrows
Zion National Park in Utah
May 2021

Picture walking in cold water on slippery rounded rocks and against the current. That was our experience at The Narrows at Zion National Park.

Canon EOS M5 + EFM 11-22mm lens