Snow Geese Take Flight

Snow Geese Take Flight

Early one morning we were camped out on the bank of the Platte River to photograph sandhill cranes that had spent the night in the river. We could hear the birds but could not see them yet. As light started to illuminate the river, we found that the sandhill cranes were not alone. Among them…

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Sandhill Crane Waltz

Sandhill Crane Waltz

The sandhill cranes have danced their way into my heart! Each year, they migrate through Nebraska and I can’t get enough of them.

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Grandfather Meadowlark

Grandfather Meadowlark

When I was young my father told me, “My grandfather (your great grandfather) told me before he passed away that even when he was gone that I would never be alone because every time I would hear a meadowlark that I would know that he is around. To this day, I think of my grandpa…

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Elegant Doe

Elegant Doe

When photographing deer, it is easy to overlook or ignore does. However, they can be just as beautiful and elegant as their antlered companions.

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Pronghorn Antelope

Pronghorn Antelope

As someone who grew up in Wyoming, I am always shocked when someone tells me that they have never seen a pronghorn antelope. The wild antelope population in Wyoming closely mimics the state’s human population. In 2010, the state was home to approximately 527,000 antelope compared to the 564,460 people reported to the census. Imagine…

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I See You

I See You

This playful bear cub and I seemed to find a connection as he peeked at me through the grass. His mother was not so playful…

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Bull Elk at Sunrise

Bull Elk at Sunrise

A Rocky Mountain elk bugles at sunrise. Elk are magnificent animals and one of my personal favorites to observe. In the fall, their bellowing bugle is one of the most unique sounds to be heard in the mountains. Read more about our adventure here:¬†Hunting for Rocky Mountain Elk with a Lens. Technical¬†Details Canon 6D, Sigma…

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Dance of the Sandhill Cranes

Dance of the Sandhill Cranes

I have lived in Kearney, Nebraska for several years and every year I have observed the sandhill cranes that visit Kearney during their migration, but I will admit that I had never paid much attention to these large (and sometimes obnoxious) birds. My focus has traditionally been large wildlife and landscapes, generally I have avoided…

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Colorful Sandhill Cranes

Colorful Sandhill Cranes

I captured these cranes south of Kearney, Nebraska. Many people think of the sandhill cranes as a drab bird, lacking in color and excitement. The truth is much the opposite. Sandhill cranes are very colorful in their own way. Their red heads are very unique and stand out amongst the corn fields and rivers where…

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Rocky Mountain Moose Keeps Watch Over Her Calf

Rocky Mountain Moose Keeps Watch Over Her Calf

I found this mother moose keeping watch over her calf as they feed in a Rocky Mountain pond. It is always best to be cautious and to keep your distance from a mother moose and her young but I was able to observe this pair from a distance without disturbing them. I captured this image…

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