Eagle taking flight at Loess Bluffs

I was at Loess Bluffs from sun up to sun down yesterday and took more than 1000 photos of a variety of animals. I’ll post some of those at a later time. I thought some of you might like to see the sequence of an eagle taking flight so, I decided to post this first.

I had been watching and photographing this young eagle for quite some time. I was hoping it would take flight in a direction where the light was good and still in view. Often, they take flight going away from you and behind the trees.

After about 20 – 30 minutes, it looks at me long and hard as if to say, What are you looking at?

After a while, it looks away. At first, I thought it had seen something of interest on the ground. Then, it does this……

It actually flew to a nest which was not too far away. I’ll post that photo at another time.

You too can get the same type of shots. You just have to wait, be patient and have a bit of luck that the light is right.

I hope you enjoyed these photos. Thanks for stopping by.

Bill

Mom Black Bear & 3 Three Cubs

The following images were taken in The Grand Teton National Park on December 3, 2018. While I took more than 350 images, these are the ones that made the final, final, final cut. While I normally like to post only a couple of images of the same animals, I just couldn’t decide which ones to cut out further. So, you’ll just have to decide which ones you like best. 

You may find it hard to distinguish one cub from another because they look very much the same but all three are posted. 

These first photos are from when I first saw Mother Black Bear. She’s feeding on berries.


Shortly after taking those images, she decided to cross the road.

She must have thought better of it. After all, her three cubs were still on that side of the road. She turned back.

She found another berry bush and started feeding again.

Then, her cubs came into view. Each climbed the surrounding berry bushes looking for their share. There was never a chance to photograph all three of them together. Each was trying to find its own area from which to feed. However, all three are reprsented in the following shots.

Imatating Rudolph with a red leaf
One of my favorites

Below are a couple of images with Mom and one of the cubs.

Another of my favorites

Well, as I mentioned above these are only a few of the more than 350 plus images I took of them. I hope you enjoyed seeing them and found a favorite too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bill

The Grand Teton NP Spring Photos

It’s just about time for my fall trip to Yellowstone and the Grand Teton National Parks and I haven’t posted my spring photos from GTNP yet.  I admit, I’ve been remiss. I did post some of them in Facebook. However, as you may know, I’ve deleted most of my photos from FB for a variety of reasons.

I’m happy to report that I just added some of my favorite spring shots to the portfolio area of this blog. Look to the left panel. You’ll see, “Portfolio”. Click on it. That  will take you to those photos. Below is a teaser of what you’ll see.

Looking at You!

I hope you enjoy these photos and I’ll try to be a bit more prompt posting the fall photos.

Thanks for stopping by!

Bill