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

Swallowtail on New York Ironweed at Kittatinny Valley State Park

Swallowtail on New York Ironweed at Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, New Jersey

An 18-150mm handheld zoom lens, manual exposure, patience, luck, and direct sunlight were the ingredients in this recipe. The goal was to showcase the colorful Ironweed blooms in front of the landscape at KVSP.

More info on New York Ironweed – https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=VENO

Visit Kittatinny Valley State Park – https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/kittval.html

Canon M5 mirrorless camera + EOS 18-150mm EF-M zoom lens

Five-lined Skink in Morris County NJ

Five-lined Skink
Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area, Rockaway Twp, NJ
More info on the Five-lined Skink – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plestiodon_fasciatus