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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 have to offer.

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Great Egret Tossing A Tadpole

August 14, 2018  •  1 Comment
Back in April, I photographed this Great Egret catching Tadpoles at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The Egret was catching the Tadpoles in a shallow pool of water. After it caught one it would toss it once to get it in the right position to swallow. How I Got The Shot - Great Egret With Tadpole I was once again parked on t...
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Black Vulture Behavior

August 13, 2018  •  1 Comment
I saw this Black Vulture from a distance while driving the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This was back in March of this year. Black Vultures are known to regurgitate when approached or disturbed, which assists in predator deterrence but I didn't see anything around the Vulture to cause it to be in a defense posture...
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Whitetail Doe Feeding With Fawn

August 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
On August 9th I was parked at a place called the Lower Scarborough at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I was watching and photographing a Whitetail Doe and Fawn feeding together. The area they were feeding in is usually under water but in the past couple of weeks a lot of areas are drying up. One of my favorite spots to photograph...
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Watch For Coyote Pups

August 10, 2018  •  1 Comment
Yesterday a Coyote Pup came out of the weeds into the middle of the road in front of my vehicle while I was driving at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I was driving slow and had plenty of time to stop. Last August I started seeing several Coyote Pups and was able to get some closeup photos of them for a couple of months: Coyote...
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Three-toed Box Turtle Walking

August 03, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
You can see in this photograph why this Turtle is called the Three-toed Box Turtle. If you look close at the back foot you will see that it has three toes. I came across this Turtle at my place near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I read that in Arkansas, Three-toed Box Turtles were observed in grasslands in late spring, while in ea...
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Great Blue Heron Eating Gar

August 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Here is something I don't see very often, a Great Blue Heron Eating a Gar. I watched this Great Blue Heron eat three of them. I believe this is a Longnose Gar which has an armor of scales and a mouth lined with unbelievably sharp teeth. I am amazed that these birds would go through the trouble of eating one of these much less three of them. If you...
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Barred Owl At Miner's Cove

August 01, 2018  •  3 Comments
I spotted this Barred Owl around 08:40 a.m. yesterday at Miner's Cove in the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Miner's Cove is a great place to see and photograph these Owls. A pair of them raised a couple of young ones this year which I was able to photograph (Barred Owl Fledglings). I was surprised this one was out so late in the mor...
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Great Egret Watching For Crayfish

July 31, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
On July 8th I was parked at Miner's Cove which is at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. At about 07:20 a.m. a Great Egret came in close to where I was parked and I was able to get this closeup shot. I was hoping to get a photograph of it spearing a Crayfish but it left after not getting one. I knew it was going after Crayfish becaus...
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Ratsnake Crossing Trail

July 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I was walking the Sandtown Trail at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma when I came across a Ratsnake. This snake was coming out of the grass and onto the paved trail. When it saw me it stopped and I was able to get a few photos. I have seen lots of wildlife while walking this trail so I try and walk it when I am at the refuge. Here...
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Female Wood Duck

July 29, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Wood Ducks have always been difficult for me to get a good clean photograph of. The places they like to stay (wooded swamps, shallow lakes, marshes or ponds, and creeks) is why it has been difficult. When I try to get close they will hide in the brush or fly away. I have gotten lots of photos of them but nothing I like. I have been seeing several a...
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Cottonmouth In Tall Grass

July 26, 2018  •  1 Comment
This Cottonmouth spotted me first while I was walking at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I was on one of the roads that are used by the Refuge employees. You can walk these roads but you can not drive on them. This road had water on both sides and this snake was getting ready to cross the road to the other side until I showed up.
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Hawk With A Frog

July 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Once again I was parked at Miner's Cove at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I have been photographing lots of wildlife in this one spot here in July. Yesterday when I first arrived I saw a Barred Owl perched on a post near the road but it flew away when it saw my vehicle. The water in this area is slowly drying up and there is onl...
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Coyote On Edge Of Soybean Field

July 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I was driving the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma when I spotted three Coyotes in the middle of a soybean field. Two of the Coyotes turned and ran south through the soybeans into the woods. The one I photographed walked to the edge of the field and stood to watch me. This lasted for several minutes before it turned an...
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Common Grackle

July 20, 2018  •  Leave a 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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