Here are 60 (or 89) of my favorite photos in chronological order, newest first. Hover pointer over thumbnail for caption.Click on thumbnail to load larger image. Also see my Top 14 Favorite Places.
Bighorn sheep, Lamar Valley, Yellowstone, February 2023.
Yellowstone Bighorn
Rough-legged hawk in the back yard, January 2023.
Rough-legged hawk
Fireworks, Red Lodge 4th of July, 2022.
Red Lodge Fireworks
Red Lodge 4th of July rodeo, 2022.
Red Lodge Rodeo
Moose in the Lamar Valley, Yellowstone, May 2022.
Yellowstone Moose
Black bear cubs climb a tree near Tower Falls, Yellowstone, May 2022.
Yellowstone cubs
Black bear cubs cross the road near Tower Falls, Yellowstone, May 2022.  White spots are falling snow.
Yellowstone cubs
Yellow-bellied marmot, Shoshone Falls, Idaho, April 2022.
Moose near Grand Teton NP, April 2022.
Grand Teton Moose
Bison, Yellowstone, February 2022.
Yellowstone Bison
Mating bluebirds have dinner.
Bluebird dinner
Moose, Yellowstone, February 2022.
Yellowstone Moose
Fireworks, Red Lodge, MT, July 4, 2021.
Red Lodge Fireworks
Bluebirds, Red Lodge, Montana, June 2021.  Trailcam.
Mountain Bluebirds
Bluebird, Red Lodge, Montana, May 2021.
Mountain Bluebird
Coyote, January 2021.
Yellowstone Coyote
Mountain Lion near Luther, MT, 2020.  Cropped version, next image is uncropped.
Mountain Lion
Bighorn, Badlands National Park, summer 2020.
Badlands Bighorn
Burrowing Owl, Badlands National Park, summer 2020.
Burrowing Owl
Bald Eagle, Loess Bluffs NWR, December 2019.
Missouri Eagle
Bighorn, Badlands National Park, November 2019.
Badlands Bighorn
Bighorns, Badlands National Park, November 2019.
Badlands Bighorns
Fireworks, Red Lodge, MT, 4th of July 2019.
Red Lodge Fireworks
The old pronghorn buck (left) chases a member of its herd, Custer State Park, May 2019.
Pronghorns sprinting
Baby bison launches, Custer State Park, May 2019.
Baby bison leaping
Coyote atop fallen tree, Yellowstone National Park, January 25, 2019.
Yellowstone Yote
Bald eagles, Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2018.
Missouri Eagles
Moose in Montana on trailcam, November 2017.
Montana Moose
Big flare, Wind Cave National Park.
Trailcam in danger
Bald eagle eating fish, 3 of 7 in sequence Keokuk, Iowa, January 2018.
Eagle dinner
Juvenile bald eagle yanks the fish out of the water, 6 of 13 in sequence, Lock and Dam 18, Illinois, January 2018.
Eagle fishing
Bighorns in the Badlands, South Dakota, November 2017.
Badlands Bighorns
A solitary bison looking for a spot to graze along the rim above the Badlands, South Dakota, September 2017.
Badlands Bison
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
Burrowing owl south of Pierre, SD, May 2017.
South Dakota Owl
Bighorn, Badlands National Park, April 2017.
Badlands Bighorn
Bighorns, Badlands National Park, April 2017.
Badlands Bighorns
Mountain Bluebird in Custer State Park, April 2017.
Black Hills Bluebird
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Badlands National Park, 2016.
Badlands Bighorn
Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park, 2016.
Black Hills Elk
Bighorn sheep on a sheer cliff in the Badlands, October 2016.
Badlands Bighorn
B-17 Sentimental Journey.
B-17 Sent. Journey
Backlit hoodoos outlined against the cliffs of Bryce Canyon.
Bryce Canyon, UT
Snow geese, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2015.
Missouri Geese
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
Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, Feb. 12, 2014.
Black Hills Elk
Yellow-crowned night heron (juvenile) catching little crabs, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida.
Florida Heron
Faraway lightning, Luther, MT, June 2013.
Montana Lightning
Broad-winged hawk, uncommon dark morph according to my Sibley book, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December.
Missouri Hawk
Bald eagles on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013.
Miss. River Eagles
Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011.
Black Hills Elk
White Sands NM, New Mexico, November 2011.
White Sands NM
Bighorn lambs, Custer State Park, South Dakota, July 2011.
Black Hills Bighorns
Butterfly, Sertoma Butterfly House, Sioux Falls, SD, April 2011.
Sertoma Butterfly
Rocky Mountain Bighorn ram, Custer State Park, Dec. 5, 2009.
Black Hills Bighorn
Mountain Bluebird, Custer State Park, South Dakota, May 2009.
Black Hills Bluebird
Rocky Mountain Bighorns in the snow, Custer State Park, SD, December 2008.
Black Hills Bighorns
Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Custer State Park, South Dakota, June 2008.
Custer State Park
Bison, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, June 2008.
Black Hills Bison
Yellow-headed Blackbird, Quivira NWR, Kansas, April 2008.
Kansas Blackbird
F4U Corsair, TICO Warbirds Air Show, Titusville, Florida, March 2008.
F4U Corsair
Egrets build a nest, St. Augustine, Florida, March 2008.
Florida Egrets
Egret, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, March 2008.
Florida Egret
Butterfly, Lower Suwannee NWR, Florida, March 2008.
Florida Butterfly
Great Horned Owl fledgling and mother, Honeymoon Island State Park, Florida, March 2008.  This image available for licensing.
Florida Owls
Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008.
Miss. River Eagle
West African Crowned Crane, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Florida, May 2007.
Florida Crane
Bald eagle on the Mississippi River ice, February 2007.
Miss. River Eagle
Bald eagle checks out its catch, Mississippi River, February 2007.
Miss. River Eagle
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
Coyote checks out some road kill in Death Valley, 2005.
Death Valley Coyote
Bee, Kansas City.
KC Bee
Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005.
Miss. River Eagle
Brown Pelican, Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Dec.17, 2004.
Galapagos Pelican
Marine iguana, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos, Dec.14, 2004.
Galapagos Iguana
Northern Harrier, Bosque del Apache NWR, 2004.
New Mexico Harrier
Grizzly bear yearling cub, Knight Inlet, British Columbia, September 2004.
BC Bear
Female cardinal 2004. (Mark II)
Mass. Cardinal
""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
Little Brothers
I didn´t quite get the so-called teardrop effect, but this is near the end of the transit. I´ll try again in 2012.
Venus Transit 2004
Gentoo penguin just after emerging from the water, Neko Harbor on the Antarctic Peninsula, Dec. 5, 2003
Antarctica Gentoo
Gentoo penguins greet each other, Jougla Point, Dec.4, 2003.
Antarctica Gentoos
Bull elk scans the horizon in Yellowstone, 2003.
Yellowstone Elk
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.
Alaska Bear
Blue Angels, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, 2003. Photo 100-400mm (400mm), 1/500 at f/10.
Blue Angels
Viking ship sculpture in Reykjavík, Iceland, 2003.
The peak of the annular eclipse at 4:04 a.m., May 31, 2003, Iceland. Exposure 2 seconds at f/8.
Iceland Eclipse 2003
Lighthouse at the entrance to Eyjafjörður fjord, Iceland, 2003.
An Artic Tern on a fencepost near Myvatn, Iceland, 2003
Iceland Tern
Young red-tailed hawk Junior II right outside my office window, Braintree, Mass., 2003.
Mass. Red Tail
Yellow-crowned night heron, 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. Dec. 22, 2002.
Florida Heron
Red-bellied Woodpecker at Mason's Neck National Wildlife Refuge south of Alexandria, Virginia, 2002.
Virginia Woodpecker
Brown University´s Chas Gessner catches a long touchdown pass in stride, 2002.
Brown U Football
Right after I got my digital SLR, this dragonfly let me test it out by taking an extended rest in my back yard, 2002.
P-51 Mustang Janie, Flying Legends, Duxford, England, 2002.
P-51 Janie
Young red-tailed hawk Junior I (2002 edition) right outside my office window.
Mass. Red Tail

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