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.
Fenway
Young red-tailed hawk Junior I (2002 edition) right outside my office window.
Mass. Red Tail
P-51 Mustang Janie, Flying Legends, Duxford, England, 2002.
P-51 Janie
Right after I got my digital SLR, this dragonfly let me test it out by taking an extended rest in my back yard, 2002.
Dragonfly
Brown University´s Chas Gessner catches a long touchdown pass in stride, 2002.
Brown U Football
Red-bellied Woodpecker at Mason´s Neck National Wildlife Refuge south of Alexandria, Virginia, 2002.
Virginia Woodpecker
Yellow-crowned night heron, ´Ding´ Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. Dec. 22, 2002.
Florida Heron
Young red-tailed hawk Junior II right outside my office window, Braintree, Mass., 2003.
Mass. Red Tail
An Artic Tern on a fencepost near Myvatn, Iceland, 2003
Iceland Tern
Lighthouse at the entrance to Eyjafjrur fjord, Iceland, 2003.
Iceland
The peak of the annular eclipse at 4:04 a.m., May 31, 2003, Iceland. Exposure 2 seconds at f/8.
Iceland Eclipse 2003
Viking ship sculpture in Reykjavik, Iceland, 2003.
Iceland
Blue Angels, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, 2003. Photo 100-400mm (400mm), 1/500 at f/10.
Blue Angels
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.
BC Bear
Bull elk scans the horizon in Yellowstone, 2003.
Yellowstone Elk
Gentoo penguins greet each other, Jougla Point, Dec.4, 2003.
Antarctica Gentoos
Gentoo penguin just after emerging from the water, Neko Harbor on the Antarctic Peninsula, Dec. 5, 2003
Antarctica Gentoo
Venus Transit, June 8, 2004.
Venus Transit 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.
Little Brothers
Female cardinal 2004. (Mark II)
Mass. Cardinal
Grizzly bear yearling cub, Knight Inlet, British Columbia, September 2004.
BC Bear
Northern Harrier, Bosque del Apache NWR, 2004.
New Mexico Harrier
Marine iguana, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos, Dec.14, 2004.
Galapagos Iguana
Brown Pelican, Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Dec.17, 2004.
Galapagos Pelican
Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005.
Miss. River Eagle
Bee, Kansas City.
KC Bee
Coyote checks out some road kill in Death Valley, 2005.
Death Valley Coyote
Blue jay in back yard, 2006.
Mass. Blue Jay
F-4 Phantom takes off prior to the Heritage Flight at Aviation Nation in Las Vegas, 2005.
F-4 Phantom
Snowy Egret, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, April 2006.
Florida Egret
Bald eagle checks out its catch, Mississippi River, February 2007.
Miss. River Eagle
Bald eagle on the Mississippi River ice, February 2007.
Miss. River Eagle
West African Crowned Crane, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Florida, May 2007.
Florida Crane
Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008.
Miss. River Eagle
Rocky Mountain Bighorn ram, Custer State Park, South Dakota, February 2008.
Black Hills Bighorn
Great Horned Owl fledgling and mother, Honeymoon Island State Park, Florida, March 2008.
Florida Owls
Butterfly, Lower Suwannee NWR, Florida, March 2008.
Florida Butterfly
Egret, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, March 2008.
Florida Egret
Egrets build a nest, St. Augustine, Florida, March 2008.
Florida Egrets
F4U Corsair, TICO Warbirds Air Show, Titusville, Florida, March 2008.
F4U Corsair
Yellow-headed Blackbird, Quivira NWR, Kansas, April 2008.
Kansas Blackbird
Bison, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, June 2008.
Black Hills Bison
Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Custer State Park, South Dakota, June 2008.
Custer State Park
Rocky Mountain Bighorns in the snow, Custer State Park, SD, December 2008.
Black Hills Bighorns
Mountain Bluebird, Custer State Park, South Dakota, May 2009.
Black Hills Bluebird
Rocky Mountain Bighorn ram, Custer State Park, Dec. 5, 2009.
Black Hills Bighorn
Butterfly, Sertoma Butterfly House, Sioux Falls, SD, April 2011.
Sertoma Butterfly
Bighorn lambs, Custer State Park, South Dakota, July 2011.
Black Hills Bighorns
White Sands NM, New Mexico, November 2011.
White Sands NM
Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011.
Black Hills Elk
Bald eagles on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013.
Miss. River Eagles
Broad-winged hawk, uncommon dark morph according to my Sibley book, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December.
Missouri Hawk
Yellow-crowned night heron (juvenile) catching little crabs, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida.
Florida Heron
Faraway lightning, Red Lodge, MT, June 2013.
Montana Lightning
Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, Feb. 12, 2014.
Black Hills Elk
Partial solar eclipse, October 23, 2014.  Last good shot I got before the clouds got in the way.
Partial Eclipse 2014
Sphinx Moth, Newton Hills State Park, SD, July 2015
South Dakota Moth
Snow geese, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2015.
Missouri Geese
B-17 Sentimental Journey.
B-17 Sent. Journey
Backlit hoodoos outlined against the cliffs of Bryce Canyon.
Bryce Canyon, UT
Bighorn sheep on a sheer cliff in the Badlands, October 2016.
Badlands Bighorn
Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park, 2016.
Black Hills Elk
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Badlands National Park, 2016.
Badlands Bighorn
Mountain Bluebird in Custer State Park, April 2017.
Black Hills Bluebird
Bighorns, Badlands National Park, April 2017.
Badlands Bighorns
Bighorn, Badlands National Park, April 2017.
Badlands Bighorn
Burrowing owl south of Pierre, SD, May 2017.
South Dakota Owl
Solar eclipse, Aug. 21, 2017, a processed version of the previous image.  Very fast shutter speed (1/2500) reveals prominences rising from surface of the sun.
Total Eclipse 2017

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