Great Kiskadee The Great Kiskadee belongs to the Tyrant Flycatcher family. There are many of these birds on our farm and they are very loud. I have several times been in bed trying to sleep and yelled at them to shut up! Some people say that their voice sounds as if to say ki-ska-dee but
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A Black Cowled Oriole found on Caribbean Slope This Black Cowled Oriole was very aggressive to the other birds that had gathered around the mound of papaya and bananas we placed on the feeding stand. They favor forest edges and gardens in the Caribbean lowlands and foothills. Recent sightings on the Pacific slope of Costa Rica may mean that
Baltimore Oriole on vacation in Costa Rica, the migration of a Northern bird We came all the way to Costa Rica to see a East Coast bird the Baltimore Oriole on holiday! These birds are beautiful, even when wet. They love bananas and mangos.We set the fruit (on a homemade coconut/bamboo stand)out a few days
White Sands National Monument White Sands National Monument is in New Mexico. Sand dunes are only produced in between two mountain ranges and will change shape continually. I find it most fun to go very early in the morning to see what the changes the wind has made to the patterns of the sand.
Colors of a Parrot Feather Image Our Christmas colors are green and orange this year. This is our first holiday season in Costa Rica and we are celebrating it by enjoying the diversity of life here. This is a parrot feather up close and personal. We see parrots and toucans everyday here and hope that
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks, New Mexico Kasha-Katuwe is a National Monument near Santa Fe, New Mexico. They call these spires tent rocks but it felt like being in a real game of Candyland. The colors were light and fluffy and the formations themselves seemed to be topped with a cherry. Maybe I was just hungry
Devils Tower is a massive structure that you can climb, picnic in front of our just ponder its reflection. Devil’s Tower in Wyoming is a magnificent National Monument made of columns of sedimentary rock. There are still questions about how exactly it was formed. It is similar in many ways to the Giant’s Causeway in
An HDR of our hotel room in South Dakota This is an HDR of our hotel room from a few nights ago when our truck left us stranded in Hot Springs, South Dakota 2010. Jerry, the owner of the Skyline Motel was very nice and very talkative. It even offered free wifi.
Florida Osprey Nesting Image This Florida Osprey was nesting in Cayo Costa State Park off the coast of Florida. The park is only accessible by boat so the bird is left to nest in relative silence. Florida Osprey and Nest.
Buck Moth Caterpillar A buck moth caterpillar from the Central Mountains of Tennessee captured on a chinese lily. This creature is as beautiful as a caterpillar as it is as the finished product. This shot was taken with a Nikon D300 in the spring. macro photography can become a passion. It takes a scene that
Tanzanian children collecting firewood before school. A common chore among Tanzanian children is to collect firewood before school. They carry sticks on their heads and either take the firewood to the Headmaster or back home. This image was taken in Iringa Region, Njombe District. When you have to collect your resources whenever they are available you must take
Gearrannan Black House Village – Isle of Lewis, Scotland Gearrannan Black House Village. In 1989 the inhabitants of the Isle of Lewis restored these houses to their original splendor. One of them is a hostel and for a wee price you can sleep, cook and marvel inside one of these incredible structures. Dun-Carloway Broch, an
The Photographer – An image of an image maker A photographer is always in search of the best light. In this case it found him. This picture was taken in an abandoned powder factory in Maineville, Ohio. The facility has been padlocked since then. It was a great place to capture unusual textures and beautiful light.