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
Zion National Park in Utah
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
High Point State Park
Sussex County NJ
The brisk temperatures in northernmost New Jersey kept away the park visitors at High Point. I even spotted a few snow flurries during my visit.
Morning Wildlife from Oasis Visitor Center
Big Cypress National Preserve
This is one of my favorite images from my 2021 trip to Southeastern Florida. Wildlife is abundant throughout Big Cypress and there was an enormous concentration of avian life at the Oasis Visitor Center on this particular morning.
I will be writing up my Everglades-area 2021 full trip report with map links when time allows.
Plan your trip to the Oasis Visitor Center at Big Cypress National Preserve – https://www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/oasis-visitor-center.htm
Tamron Lenses USA SP 150-600mm G2 + Canon SL2
Stream in Winter
Rockaway River in Winter
Photographed after the massive snowstorm, large icefloes were moving through McCarter Park while small groups of waterfowl foraged in the open waters of the Rockaway.
Mavic Air 2
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Harlequin Ducks breeding in eastern Canada and Greenland winter primarily along the coast of Atlantic Canada and New England. Many males form small, loose flocks and leave their breeding grounds by late June. Females begin to return to the coast with young birds from July into September. Males stop over in molting sites, where large numbers congregate during this brief period of flightlessness. They often arrive on their wintering grounds in late October. Wintering birds begin leaving for their breeding grounds in late March.
Learn more about the Harlequin Duck – https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Harlequin_Duck/overview
Winter Birding 2021 at Barnegat Light NJ
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on the northern tip of Long Beach Island is one the most popular winter wildlife viewing spots in the Mid-Atlantic. Birdwatchers come from many miles to admire the Harlequin Ducks, Purple Sandpipers, Eiders, Scoters, and Mergansers.
Plan your visit to “Old Barney” – https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/barnlig.html