Red Admiral Butterfly at Washington Valley Park NJ

Red Admiral butterfly on Tree Trunk
Washington Valley Park
Somerset County NJ
August 2021

Taken with wide angle lens the goal of this capture was to isolate the perched butterfly set against the forested green background.

Summer Morning at Delaware Water Gap

Summer Morning at Delaware Water Gap
Kittatinny Point Visitor Center
July 2021

On a steamy July morning fog lingered on the peaks of Mt Tammany and Mt Minsi.

American Lady on Butterfly Bush at The Celery Farm Nature Preserve

American Lady on Butterfly Bush
Celery Farm Nature Preserve
Allendale, New Jersey

Preparation met opportunity when this American Lady butterfly allowed for wide angle imaging in front of a picturesque background.

Visit The Celery Farm – https://www.fykenature.org/celeryfarm.php

Canon 11-22mm EF-M + Canon M5

American Snout on Pepperbush at Double Trouble State Park

American Snout on Pepperbush

Double Trouble State Park

Ocean County NJ

July 2021

I did not expect to stumble across this uncommon butterfly while walking near the Cedar Creek!

Learn more about the American Snout butterfly – https://www.naba.org/chapters/nabanj/butterflies/american_snout.html

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.

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

Seaside Sparrow Calling in Tuckerton New Jersey

Seaside Sparrow
Tuckerton, NJ
May 2021

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Seaside_Sparrow/overview

Great Basin Rattlesnake at Zion National Park

Great Basin Rattlesnake
Zion National Park in Utah

While hiking in the backcountry we unknowingly came within a few feet of this small to medium sized rattlesnake. It watched us intently and did not rattle its tail.

Night Sky Over Kolob Mountain

Night Sky Over Kolob Mountain

Zion National Park in Utah
May 2021

This shot was taken off of Kolob Terrace Road away from the hustle and bustle of central Zion National Park. I got lucky as a passing car briefly illuminated the mountains to make this shot.

Visit Kolob Terrace – http://www.zionnational-park.com/kolob.htm

Canon M5 + Rokinon 12mm F/2.0 lens
25 second exposure F/2.5 ISO 6400