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Here I will introduce you to my wildlife and nature photography. All of my photos are unique and bring a touch of the outdoors, in. I hope that you find my work artistically inspiring; and through my photos, it is my hope that you find the same passion and admiration for the wild as I enjoy each day throughout my nature walks. There truly are not enough hours in the day to capture all the beauty that nature and wildlife has to offer.

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Common Grackle

July 20, 2018  •  1 Comment
I photographed this Common Grackle while sitting in my pickup at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I was in the same area (Miner's Cove) that I have been posting about this week (Green Heron and Howling Raccoon). These birds like to hang around shallow water and this is a good location to see and photograph them. How I Got The Sho...
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Green Heron

July 18, 2018  •  1 Comment
I photographed this Green Heron at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I was parked in an area that is known as Miner's Cove. I have been coming to this spot for several weeks photographing Yellow-crowned Night-Herons and Barred Owls. I was also seeing a Cinnamon Raccoon. I was actually seeing several different birds and other wildli...
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Howling Raccoon

July 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Doesn't this Raccoon look like it is howling? Actually, it is chewing a crayfish it caught while wading in a pool of water located at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The Raccoons have been active during the morning hours catching crayfish and I have been able to observe several of them. What I have noticed is that it seems diffic...
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Whitetail Fawn Came For Visit

July 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I had a Whitetail Fawn to come up to the cabin that I have near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. The Mom Doe and a yearling Doe were nearby but the Fawn was curious enough to come all the way up to the cabin. I was inside and I was able to open the door enough to stick my camera out to get a few photos. I have several Deer that feed...
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Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Eating Crayfish Video

July 09, 2018  •  1 Comment
I have been photographing several Yellow-crowned Night-Herons at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I decided to try and show a few of these birds catching and eating crayfish with videos. The first video I want to share is of a juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron catching and eating a crayfish. This bird didn't seem to mind I was...
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Barred Owl Fledglings

July 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I have been observing and photographing a pair of Barred Owl Fledglings for several weeks at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This pair is located in an area that is called Miner's Cove. I am able to sit in my vehicle on the side of the road to photograph them and the parents. I like to park in this spot before daylight and liste...
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Colorful Box Turtle

July 07, 2018  •  1 Comment
I came across this colorful box turtle while driving the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I think this is a male Three-toed Box Turtle. The Three-toed Box Turtle is the most common Box Turtle we have in this area (Three-toed box turtles are so named due to the number of toes on the back feet). I read that the males...
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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Lunging For Crayfish

July 06, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I was able to get several photos of a male Yellow-crowned Night Heron lunging for a crayfish at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was nice to be able to get a series of photos showing this bird from start to finish. It is amazing to see how far underwater they go to grab a crayfish. I was able to see what this bird was zeroed in...
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Snapping Turtle Crossing An Open Field

July 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
It is not too often I see a large Snapping Turtle out in a field! I spotted this one at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The Arkansas River was behind it about two hundred yards. I'm not sure where it was going. the only water source in the direction it was headed was about 1/2 mile away. This is the second one I have seen in a we...
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Cinnamon Raccoon In Oklahoma

July 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I first posted a photo of a Cinnamon Raccoon back in April of this year. I came across it at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma while driving around. I have been watching for it ever since wanting to get a better photo. On the 2nd of July, I was photographing several Yellow-crowned Night-Herons at Miner's Cove which is an area at th...
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Red-eared Slider Laying Eggs

July 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
This Red-eared Slider had a hole dug and I think she is trying to lay eggs. I came across her at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I don't think she was in a very good place for laying eggs because she was in one of the parking areas for launching boats. I took a few quick photos and then left her alone. Maybe she knows what she is...
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Large 8 Point Whitetail Buck In Velvet

July 01, 2018  •  2 Comments
I first saw this large 8 point Whitetail Buck in a cornfield at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This cornfield was overhead high so I couldn't get a photo of the Buck while it was in the field. I did see another Buck and it came out to the edge of the cornfield and I was able to get a few photos of it. I had an idea of where the...
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Another Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers

May 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I came across another Whitetail Buck growing new antlers a few days ago at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This Buck was near the same area where I photographed the one I posted here on my blog back on the 30th of April (Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers). This is in the Sandtown area where the paved section of the tour road is.
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Red-winged Blackbird Singing

May 06, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
When I drive around the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma the Red-winged Blackbird is one of the main birds I see and hear. You can get close to these birds if you remain in your vehicle. I was able to get a closeup of this Red-winged Blackbird singing a few days ago. I was photographing a family of Geese when it flew a few feet from m...
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Tent Caterpillars Outside The Nest

May 03, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I see a lot of the Eastern Tent Caterpillars tents while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas during the spring. This year they don't seem to be as many. The newly hatched caterpillars initiate the construction of a silk tent soon after emerging. They typically aggregate at the tent site throughout their larval stage, expanding the...
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