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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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Potter Wasp Nest

February 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I think this is a Potter Wasp Nest I found on this rock while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. Wikipedia states that the name "potter wasp" derives from the shape of the mud nests built by species of Eumenes and similar genera. It is believed that Native Americans based their pottery designs upon the form of local potter wasp n...
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Coyote On A Cold Frosty Morning

January 28, 2018  •  2 Comments
I spotted this Coyote Thursday morning traveling across a frost-covered field while at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The Coyote was on the sunny side so I didn't have great light for photographs. I took several anyway just to see if I could get a good backlit photo. The below photo was the only one I liked and it was mainly a s...
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Great Blue Heron In The Timber

January 25, 2018  •  1 Comment
I photographed this Great Blue Heron yesterday while at the Sequoyah Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was in an area that is called Miner's Cove. It was back in the timber and I checked on it several times during the morning hoping it would move. It stayed in the same area and seemed to be soaking up the sunshine. Yesterday was a nice warm clear day...
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Great Blue Heron On A Cold Winter Day

January 24, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
This Great Blue Heron landed near me while I was parked at a small lake here in Arkansas (Charleston City Lake). This was back in January of 2014. It was so close that I was able to get a profile photo of this bird. I was at this lake watching Bald Eagles that like to stay here year around. This small city lake has lots of large shad that the birds...
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North American River Otter Migration

January 23, 2018  •  2 Comments
This North American River Otter has been visiting my neighbor's pond for several years now. This is the Otter that is blind in one eye and I am able to notice that it is the only Otter in the pond. What makes me curious is that it only visits for a few days during the winter before leaving the area. At first, I thought that I wasn't seeing it beca...
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American White Pelican Flying Low

January 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Yesterday I posted a photo I took in reference to an American White Pelican swimming in the Arkansas River at Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam in Oklahoma. Today's photo is of an American White Pelican flying low over the river in the same area. I am photographing the Pelicans while sitting on the rocks below the dam on the south side, below the parking...
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American White Pelican Wintering In Oklahoma

January 21, 2018  •  2 Comments
Winter is a great time to watch and photograph the American White Pelican here in Arkansas and Oklahoma. My favorite place to do this is at Kerr Dam in Oklahoma. Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam and Reservoir are about eight miles south of Sallisaw, Oklahoma. The dam also contains a small hydroelectric power plant with four units capable of producing a...
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Blue Jay On A Foggy Morning

December 22, 2017  •  2 Comments
It was foggy yesterday morning while I was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I was walking near the Baker parking area when a Blue Jay landed on a tree limb that was on the ground in front of me. It was alert to something on the ground and was paying me no attention. I was able to get several photos of it before it flew away. I...
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Let Your Imagination Run Wild With This Tree

December 18, 2017  •  4 Comments
I spotted this tree a few days ago while hiking in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I will let you decide what you think the growth on this tree looks like to you. It has been awhile since I posted anything on this blog mainly because deer gun hunting started here in Arkansas last month and I don't get out in the forest to photograph...
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Walking Stick Insect Infestation

October 02, 2017  •  2 Comments
I have been spending time at my place in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. The leaves will soon be turning and I wanted to try and capture some of the fall colors. It seems like the numbers of Walking Stick Insects around my place has been increasing each year. I will see 10 or more just on my deck. I read that these insects prefer fo...
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Snake About To Shed Skin

September 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
A sign that this snake is about to shed its skin is when the eyes turn a cloudy, bluish color. This is because the eye cap, a specially adapted scale which covers the eye, is loosened up in order to be shed along with the skin and causes this change. Just prior to shedding, the eyes will clear up again. Snake's eyes are covered by their clear scal...
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Coyotes Playing

September 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I was able to park and photograph these three young Coyotes playing in a plowed field at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This went on for over 30 minutes. They got a little rough a few times. Unlike wolf pups, coyote pups begin seriously fighting (as opposed to play fighting) prior to engaging in play behavior. A common play beh...
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Sleeping Coyote Pup

September 18, 2017  •  1 Comment
This Coyote Pup decided to take a nap while I was photographing it. I have been photographing several Coyote Pups at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma the past several weeks. (Coyote Pup, Another Coyote Pup, and Coyote Pups Are Growing) These are wild animals that have become accustomed to seeing humans in their vehicles parking nea...
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Great Blue Heron Log Roll

September 17, 2017  •  2 Comments
I was parked in an area at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma watching and photographing a Great Blue Heron standing on a submerged log. The Heron was standing very still until it saw movement in the water nearby. It started leaning forward on the log it was on and the log moved. The Heron was having a problem keeping its balance and...
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Coyote Pups Are Growing

September 15, 2017  •  1 Comment
The Coyote Pups that I photographed and wrote about before are growing and seem to be doing great. Back in August, I made a couple of blog posts in reference to the Coyote pups that I have been seeing at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. (Coyote Pup and Another Coyote Pup) Yesterday morning I heard a Coyote howling and it sounded...
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