Favorites
Here are 60 (or so) of my favorite photos in chronological order, oldest first. Hover pointer over thumbnail for caption. Click on thumbnail to load larger image. Also see my Top 14 Favorite Places.
Troy O�Leary of the Red Sox makes a leaping catch in front of the Green Monster, 1999. Young red-tailed hawk Junior I (2002 edition) right outside my office window. P-51 Mustang Janie, Flying Legends, Duxford, England, 2002. Right after I got my digital SLR, this dragonfly let me test it out by taking an extended rest in my back yard, 2002. Brown University�s Chas Gessner catches a long touchdown pass in stride, 2002.
Red-bellied Woodpecker at Mason�s Neck National Wildlife Refuge south of Alexandria, Virginia, 2002. Yellow-crowned night heron, �Ding� Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. Dec. 22, 2002. Young red-tailed hawk Junior II right outside my office window, Braintree, Mass., 2003. An Artic Tern on a fencepost near Myvatn, Iceland, 2003 Lighthouse at the entrance to Eyjafjrur fjord, Iceland, 2003.
The peak of the annular eclipse at 4:04 a.m., May 31, 2003, Iceland. Exposure 2 seconds at f/8. Viking ship sculpture in Reykjavik, Iceland, 2003. Blue Angels, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, 2003. Photo 100-400mm (400mm), 1/500 at f/10. While we were watching the bears in Anan Creek, Alaska, 2003, this black bear snuck up behind us and took a sniff. This was from about 10 yards away. Bull elk scans the horizon in Yellowstone, 2003.
Gentoo penguins greet each other, Jougla Point, Dec.4, 2003. Gentoo penguin just after emerging from the water, Neko Harbor on the Antarctic Peninsula, Dec. 5, 2003 Venus Transit, June 8, 2004. "Little Brothers", puffins on Machias Seal Island, Gulf of Maine, 2004.  This photo is featured on the cover of the book "Nothin� But Puffins: And Other Silly Observations," available at Amazon.com. Female cardinal 2004. (Mark II)
Grizzly bear yearling cub, Knight Inlet, British Columbia, September 2004. Northern Harrier, Bosque del Apache NWR, 2004. Marine iguana, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos, Dec.14, 2004. Brown Pelican, Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Dec.17, 2004. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005.
Bee, Kansas City. Coyote checks out some road kill in Death Valley, 2005. F-4 Phantom takes off prior to the Heritage Flight at Aviation Nation in Las Vegas, 2005. Snowy Egret, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, April 2006. Blue jay in back yard, 2006.
Bald eagle checks out its catch, Mississippi River, February 2007. Bald eagle on the Mississippi River ice, February 2007. West African Crowned Crane, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Florida, May 2007. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008. Rocky Mountain Bighorn ram, Custer State Park, South Dakota, February 2008.
Great Horned Owl fledgling and mother, Honeymoon Island State Park, Florida, March 2008. Butterfly, Lower Suwannee NWR, Florida, March 2008. Egret, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, March 2008. Egrets build a nest, St. Augustine, Florida, March 2008. Corsair, TICO Warbirds Air Show, Titusville, Florida, March 2008.
Yellow-headed Blackbird, Quivira NWR, Kansas, April 2008. Bison, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, June 2008. Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Custer State Park, South Dakota, June 2008. Rocky Mountain Bighorns in the snow, Custer State Park, SD, December 2008. Mountain Bluebird, Custer State Park, South Dakota, May 2009.
Rocky Mountain Bighorn ram, Custer State Park, Dec. 5, 2009. Butterfly, Sertoma Butterfly House, Sioux Falls, SD, April 2011. Bighorn lambs, Custer State Park, South Dakota, July 2011. White Sands NM, New Mexico, November 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011.
Bald eagles on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Broad-winged hawk, uncommon dark morph according to my Sibley book, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December.  Yellow-crowned night heron (juvenile) catching little crabs, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida.  Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, Feb. 12, 2014. Partial solar eclipse, October 23, 2014.  Last good shot I got before the clouds got in the way.
Snow geese, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2015. B-17 Sentimental Journey. Bighorn sheet in the Badlands, October 2016. Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Badlands National Park, 2016.
Mountain Bluebird in Custer State Park, April 2017. Bighorns, Badlands National Park, April 2017. Bighorn, Badlands National Park, April 2017.

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