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Spotted

February 24, 2021 - I think she spotted me before I spotted her but, ultimately, we were both spotted. I appreciate the simplicity of this l...
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Young White Tail

February 21, 2021 - A cute youngling slowly walks through the snow...such a sweet face.
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Snowy Field Sunset

February 20, 2021 - I went out with the hopes of finding some wildlife this evening and while I found a few pretty images, the sunset stole...
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Hunting Fox

February 12, 2021 - I interrupted this fox as he was hunting just before sunset...either that or he was pooping. I'd like to think he was hu...
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Horned Lark on the Roadside

February 10, 2021 - Horned Larks typically fly off before I can get close enough, but this little guy stayed long enough to give me a good l...
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Dark-eyed Junco Found a Patch to Feed

February 08, 2021 - This sweet little dark-eyed junco found a small patch of grass to find something to eat.
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Midwest Beauty

February 07, 2021 - There is beauty all over the Midwest. In my pursuit for the next nature/wildlife image, I stumble upon many breathtaking...
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Fox Stare as the Snow Begins to Fall

February 06, 2021 - I was gifted this encounter with a beautiful fox this afternoon. It was just as the snow started falling. You can see th...
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Pretty Robin in a Juniper Tree

February 06, 2021 - One of my favorite little trees to check this time of year because it attracts all kinds of birds looking for food is th...
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The Last Bit of Light

February 04, 2021 - Ice fishermen pulling their sleds of gear on their way back from a day of ice fishing. As they walked by they said "sorr...
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Reflection of Colors

February 03, 2021 - Tonight's sunset was beautiful. I had tonight marked on my calendar for the past week because the app I use indicated th...
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Dark-eyed Junco Showing off the Markings

January 31, 2021 - A beautiful little Dark-eyed Junco was sitting among the icy and snowy branches and showing off the beautiful markings o...
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Winter Female Cardinal

January 30, 2021 - The snow-covered trees gave me a small window to photograph this pretty female cardinal. The limbs framed her well.
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Weathered Old Barn

January 27, 2021 - I've photographed this barn before but with each passing season, it gains more character. The stories this old barn coul...
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Winter Path

January 25, 2021 - Winter trails are some of my favorite to explore. They offer a cool and refreshing air with a silence that hits differen...
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Perched Eagle in a Winter Scene on the Mackinaw River

January 24, 2021 - Taken last week (1-17-21) during the snowfall on the Mackinaw River. Simple black and white of a beautiful and serene sc...
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Barn in the Valley with Snow

January 21, 2021 - A pretty scene of an old bard in the Mackinaw River Valley with the snow coming down.
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Sea of Starlings

January 20, 2021 - This sea of starlings wasn't easy to capture but I love the results of this image. Beauty among the chaos of wings, feat...
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Field of Starlings in the Snow

January 19, 2021 - When I found this field of spent sunflowers, I didn't anticipate the number of birds that were feeding in the field and...
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The Beauty of Seasons

January 18, 2021 - Remnants of Summer and Fall blanketed by Winter. I know Illinois weather can be difficult, unpredictable, and wreck havo...
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Belted Kingfisher on a Wire

January 18, 2021 - The snow didn't stop this belted kingfisher from intently watching the Mackinaw River below for an afternoon meal.
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Cardinal on a Snowy Fence

January 18, 2021 - I can't seem to pass up a split rail fence covered with snow especially when there is a beautiful red cardinal involved...
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Rural Winter Landscape

January 16, 2021 - Just a simple rural winter landscape with mood.
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Great Blue Heron Enjoying Winter Peace

January 13, 2021 - A Great Blue Heron chilling in this peaceful winter cove made for a serene scene.
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Do You Want to Have a Picnic?

January 07, 2021 - This looks like a COOL place to have a picnic.
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Alone in Thought

January 06, 2021 - Peace, solitude, and alone in thought.
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Winter Oasis

January 06, 2021 - The sense of peace that comes over me when I find spots like this to think about my composition and camera settings whil...
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Silver Scene

January 05, 2021 - There were multiple scenes that took my breath away including this view of the snowy banks along the lake with the trees...
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Tufted Titmouse on a Snowy Branch

January 05, 2021 - Today is National Bird Day which, naturally, calls for a bird image. Here is one of my favorite little birds to watch in...
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Red Barn in the Midwest Tundra

January 04, 2021 - I've always been a sucker for red barns and this one caught my eye among the fields of snow and trees of ice.
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Flying in a Winter Wonderland

January 03, 2021 - What a beautiful morning it was at Dawson Lake this morning. I spent several hours making images. Here is the first of m...
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Winter Tree of 2020

January 01, 2021 - One of my last images of 2020. This lone tree in a quiet field on a hazy, winter day struck the right mood for the momen...
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Preparing for Winter

September 07, 2020 - This squirrel was busy preparing for winter by fattening up on a nut. He was loud and crumbs were falling!
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Inquisitive Bird

March 16, 2020 - Every now and then these eagles fly by with some inquisitive glances. Here is an eagle giving me that look.
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Due for a Mani

March 16, 2020 - Great form, beautiful tail drag, on target...if only it could have had a manicure before the photoshoot.
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Natural Power and Grace

March 16, 2020 - This all happens so fast that I feel very fortunate to have caught this exact moment at this angle with that perfect gol...
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Red-bellied Woodpecker

March 16, 2020 - Here is an image of a Red-bellied Woodpecker as the available light was getting worse. This image is was taken at 6400 I...
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Restful Winter

March 07, 2020 - I made this image a couple of weeks ago when there was still ice on the lakes. This image conveys the peace and quiet fo...
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Shimmering Snow at Sunset

February 17, 2020 - I love when snow catches the light creating a beautiful shimmer. I also appreciate the leading lines in the snow bank le...
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Cedar Waxwing Sitting in Perfect Light

February 06, 2020 - I came home from work tonight to find several robins, waxwings, starlings, and chickadee's. It was a pleasant sight to s...
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Northern Flicker 5

January 27, 2020 - The Northern Flicker is a beautiful bird and I love catching them in the right light. The light found this Northern Flic...
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Eastern Bluebird 47

January 26, 2020 - One of my favorite little birds is the Eastern Bluebird. I've seen them and have taken a photo of them here and there bu...
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Cedar Waxwing 47

January 05, 2020 - What a gift I received on Nation Bird Day. I was a bit bummed this winter break that I wasn't able to get images of my b...
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Cardinal in the Fog

December 31, 2019 - Male Cardinal among the thicket on a foggy day allowing me to take his photo.
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Bluejay

December 29, 2019 - Here is another image of a bird, a bluejay, from my outing yesterday in poor lighting conditions using the Canon EOS R....
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Tufted Titmouse

December 28, 2019 - Here is an image of one of my favorite birds, the tufted titmouse. He is in the process of eating a peanut. This is one...
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Winter Evening

December 19, 2019 - I just love the colors and serenity of a winter sunset. The air is crisp, the light is magical, and the sky is like a pa...
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Winter Wolf

April 14, 2019 - In honor of the return of Game of Thrones and the couple of inches of snow in Central Illinois in April, I give you my l...
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Beautiful Wolf in B&W

April 09, 2019 - Such a regal looking wolf posing on a log in black and white.
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Lurking in the Shadows

March 31, 2019 - Nico hiding among the reeds and trees along the frozen lake.
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Wolf in the Rain Landscape

March 25, 2019 - I really like the mood of this landscape of Nico walking across the ice. The rain and lack of good light couldn't ruin t...
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Out on the Frozen Lake in the Rain

March 23, 2019 - A dreary scene can turn into such a magical image.
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Howling in the Rain

March 22, 2019 - Here is Monty giving a chilling howl during a cold rain.
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A Cold Howl

March 21, 2019 - There aren't many experiences that will compare to standing just feet away from several howling wolves. A magical yet be...
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Wolf Profile of Nico

March 20, 2019 - Nico is a beautiful dark wolf that has a striking look which helps him stand out when standing next to the other wolves.
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King of the Log

March 19, 2019 - Aspen standing tall and proud as he stands on his log.
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Admire my Beauty

March 18, 2019 - Here is one of the female wolves. Her features were noticeably daintier and elegant. While still very large and powerful...
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Pretty Wolf in Black and White

March 16, 2019 - Here is a simple black and white of a female wolf out on the ice. She was letting out a howl at the time...so pretty!...
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Wolf Stretch

March 16, 2019 - There is nothing like a good stretch to start the day.
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Reflecting Wolf

March 15, 2019 - A wolf finds his reflection in the ice...a beautiful reflection.
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My What Big Eyes You Have

March 14, 2019 - I love this image giving a closer look into the beautiful eyes these wolves have. "But, grandmother, what big eyes you...
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Wolf in Motion

March 14, 2019 - This is an attempt to slow my shutter speed and pan with Aspen as he runs across the ice. It isn't easy and this still i...
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Nose to Nose

March 13, 2019 - It is always nice when you can get some interactions between the wolves. Here is a moment where they were nose to nose....
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Wolves on a Winter Stroll

March 13, 2019 - Aspen, Nico, and Monty out for a stroll on the ice. It was dark, cold, and wet but that didn't stop the wolves from doin...
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Respect my Presence

March 12, 2019 - This is Nico! Nico is one of the males at Wolf Park and he is beautiful! He is very large and muscular and his very pres...
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Wolves on a Log

March 11, 2019 - I loved the way these two wolves posed on the log together. I snapped several images of the two of them but I really lik...
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Wet Wolf on Ice

March 10, 2019 - The forecast was 100% rain and thunderstorms with a high of 40 degrees so I was a bit worried about getting good images.
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Wolf Intensity

March 09, 2019 - I had the pleasure and trill of participating in a photography session at Wolf Park in Battle Ground, Indiana. With the...
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Flight Before Sundown

December 27, 2017 - I love the dramatic lighting as the late sun was setting on this eagle flying over the Mississippi from last winter (Jan...
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B&W Eagle Pose

December 24, 2017 - From last season, this eagle provided a unique pose as he flew over. Once again, I really like this one in black and whi...
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Eagle with a Fish for Dinner

December 23, 2017 - This image was taken last winter of an eagle with a perfect size catch for a much needed meal. I can't wait to get back...
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Simply Beautiful Bald Eagle

December 18, 2017 - This was taken last January and I can't wait to get back to the Mississippi River this winter once the weather gets cold...
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Controlling the Skies

February 17, 2017 - There is no questioning who is in charge when this eagle patrols the skies above the Mississippi. There are literally th...
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Fiercely Determined and Focused

January 28, 2017 - Check out the determination and focus on this eagle. They can look so intense and fierce when they are on the hunt. All...
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The Launch

January 25, 2017 - I managed to capture this image of this eagle taking off from the tree it was perched on. It all happened so fast that o...
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Golden Hour Light on an Eagle

January 24, 2017 - I'm digging the golden hour light that this eagle is basking in. This is the color straight out of the camera. I've view...
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Powerful Eagle Black and White

January 22, 2017 - I felt it was time for a good black and white image and this eagle image screamed black and white to me. I love the cont...
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Beautiful Day for this Eagle

January 21, 2017 - Beautiful light was illuminating this beautiful bald eagle as it soared among the 100's of waterfowl on the river this c...
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Juvenile Bald Eagle Showing Off

January 20, 2017 - Feast your eyes on this gorgeous juvenile bald eagle in action! It had no problem swooping in and getting this fish. Wha...
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Head On with an Eagle

January 17, 2017 - Love when I get these "eye-contact" moments especially when the eagle is flying right at me.
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Eagle Just Missed

January 14, 2017 - Check out this handsome looking eagle...he just missed getting a fish, but he managed to swing around and get it the sec...
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Impressive Flyover

January 11, 2017 - Maybe not my cleanest image ever, but it sure demonstrates the imposing presence these eagles make flying overhead this...
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Three's a Crowd

January 09, 2017 - A sunny perch on a cold afternoon...although it looks like one is really letting the other have it. Its fun to watch the...
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Low Perspective of an Eagle Fishing

January 08, 2017 - This is one of my favorite images from my shoot on Jan. 6th. It was late in the day and the light was getting low (that...
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Eagle Examining the Catch

January 07, 2017 - I'm loving this moment captured of the bald eagle checking out the fish and making sure it has a good grip. Such a cool...
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1st Bald Eagle Image of 2017 001

January 06, 2017 - I was able to return to my happy place along the Mississippi River today at Lock and Dam 14 to photograph my favorite wi...
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Locked On and Loaded

April 02, 2016 - This eagle is locked on to the target and talons are loaded and ready to grab a fish. I love the focus and determination...
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Stunning Flyover

April 01, 2016 - Love when they fly over so close that I can see the details of these birds. Even that fish is in awe!
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Soaring Just Before Dusk

March 29, 2016 - A beautiful bird enjoying soaring at dusk before the sun sets.
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A Beautiful Flyby

March 28, 2016 - All flybys by the eagle are beautiful but when they dip low enough to see across the tops of their wings, it is spectacu...
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Eagle Looking Over his Shoulder

March 24, 2016 - Eagles have to be alert, especially when fishing with other eagles around. This eagle was watching for other eagles...pr...
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Soaring so Peacfully

March 22, 2016 - American Bald Eagles soar so effortlessly and peacefully. I could just watch them for hours, it is so relaxing.
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Holding on Tight

March 17, 2016 - This bald eagle has a tight grip on a fresh catch and doesn't plan to let go anytime soon. This is a young bird but has...
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Eagle Smiling into the Sun

March 16, 2016 - I believe this eagle appears to be smiling while enjoying the warmth of the sun on its face. I love finding art in natur...
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An Eagle Among the Rocks

March 15, 2016 - These rocky banks make for a beautiful backdrop for this eagle. This image might go down as one of my personal favorites...
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Eagle Diving Along the Banks of the Mississippi

March 14, 2016 - Loving this stunning eagle as it swoops down and just misses a fish before it rises from the water just off the banks al...
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Trying to Eat in Privacy

March 13, 2016 - I was able to sneak this image of an American Bald Eagle trying to eat mid-flight behind extended wings. I don't blame t...
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Young Flyer

March 05, 2016 - How impressive is this young bald eagle looking in flight? This young eagle is probably in its 4th year. The head and ta...
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Spectacular Diving Eagle

March 04, 2016 - I'm so thankful for the opportunity and the ability to capture these majestic creatures. Seeing them first hand is an in...
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Swooping In

March 03, 2016 - I love when they swoop low enough for me to get a glimpse and photo of their wing feathers...so incredible that it leave...
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Wing Span and Talons Extended

March 02, 2016 - Love this dramatic pose of the eagle grabbing the fish with wings fully open and talons fully stretched. Like many thing...
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Witnessing Perfection

March 01, 2016 - I love watching these eagles soar and maneuver through the sky with ease. I also love watching them perched in trees eat...
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What a Catch

February 28, 2016 - Check out this massive fish that this eagle is flying with. The wings are working extra hard to try and lift this catch.
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Juvenile American Bald Eagle in Flight

February 27, 2016 - This Juvenile American Bald Eagle posed perfectly for me. I love how he turned to expose the beautiful underbelly and wi...
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Illuminated American Bald Eagle

February 06, 2016 - When the sun catches those underbelly feathers and wings of the bald eagle, it is like the heavens open and pure gold re...
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A Most Beautiful Attack

February 05, 2016 - I'm not sure, in all of nature, if there is a more beautiful attack by one animal on another for survival than a bald ea...
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A Wave of the Wing

February 04, 2016 - Here is a close-up fly-by where the eagle tipped his wing up for me as if to say, "check me out" and give a little wave.
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Brilliant Fly-Over

February 03, 2016 - When I see a fly-over like this, I do everything in my power to keep the camera and lens on the eagle and my finger on t...
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Banking into the Beautiful Light

January 28, 2016 - I was thankful for this eagle turning back into the perfect late afternoon sunlight...like a painting.
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Backlit Bald Beauty

January 27, 2016 - I don't mind back-lit images, especially when they add this nice rim light to the eagle's wings and head. This bird is h...
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A Full On Dive

January 26, 2016 - Here is a side profile of a bald eagle in a dive heading towards the water. It is so amazing how they can control their...
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The Shadows of Eagle's Wings

January 25, 2016 - One of the many challenges of photographing bald eagles, is trying to manage the light. You don't want the white feather...
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Success!

January 24, 2016 - As cold as it was and as important as it is for their survival, you find yourself cheering for the eagle when they get a...
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Dramatic Approach

January 17, 2016 - I love the lighting and angle of the bird in this image. In order to get an eagle fishing image like this one, the condi...
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Eagle in the Spotlight

January 16, 2016 - I made my first trip to the Mississippi today...with the strange winter we've had, the eagle numbers are down but I want...
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Quite the Fish

December 27, 2015 - Here is another image from last February on the Mississippi River. I'm happy to have so many unedited images still from...
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A Thing of Beauty

December 21, 2015 - Here is another image from last season (February to be exact). Seeing them fish sure is a thing of beauty to behold. The...
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An Eagle on the Mississippi

February 26, 2015 - There are many sights to behold in this world and watching an eagle soaring out over the Mississippi during the winter m...
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Eagle with Impeccable Form

February 25, 2015 - Eagles are incredible birds created perfectly to fly at great speeds, catch prey, and to, simply, inspire! Facebook
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Pretty Pelican Pose

February 24, 2015 - Well it isn't an eagle as many have moved on from their Mississippi River fishing grounds, but the pelicans are starting...
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Foraging for Winter

November 25, 2014 - Here is what many of my favorite winged creatures are doing right now...preparing for winter. This was one of several tu...
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Splash

February 10, 2014 - Capturing the moment the eagle hits the water...splash. Facebook
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Illinois Winter Backroads

February 04, 2014 - In my quest to find the next wildlife image, I traverse these backroads clear or not. Needless to say, I love my 4-wheel...
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Proud Juvenile Bald Eagle

January 30, 2014 - I have several more keeper images of juvenile bald eagle's this year. I know that some don't find them as beautiful as m...
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Smooth Flying

January 28, 2014 - The eagles fly close to the water, near rocks, through tree limbs and in close proximity to each other. It is quite incr...
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Soaring On Eagle's Wings

January 27, 2014 - I love the mood of this image. Anytime I capture warm and cool tones together in an image, I love the results. It makes...
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Juvenile Showing Good Form

January 25, 2014 - Watching the juvenile's fish can be entertaining. Their catch rate isn't always as high as the mature bald eagles. I saw...
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Once Endangered

January 18, 2014 - I really like this image. It represents nature, our planet, its beauty, and hope for its future. The sun had almost set...
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Plotting his Next Move

January 18, 2014 - They are always looking for and analyzing their next catch. It is amazing to watch them locate, circle, and plan their a...
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Snow Banks on the Mississippi

January 17, 2014 - I can't get enough of these eagle images in front of the snowy, rocky banks of the Mississippi. It makes for a magical b...
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Showing Off II

January 16, 2014 - To follow up yesterday's image of "Showing Off", here is another juvenile bald eagle showing off his brilliant golden co...
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Showing Off

January 15, 2014 - When the late after noon sun hits these juvenile bald eagles, the results are stunning. This low flyer really shows off...
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Fly-By at Eye Level

January 15, 2014 - What could make this already pretty winter landscape better? A bald eagle with a fresh catch. Sometimes winter colors ca...
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Soaring Along

January 14, 2014 - Peaceful, elegant, powerful, majestic, no matter how you describe it....they make it look easy. Follow me on Facebook...
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Walking on Water

January 13, 2014 - This is a cool pose where the eagle is grabbing the fish, which you can somewhat see if you look close. With the proper...
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Low Flyer

January 12, 2014 - This is one of those times I wish we could attach a Go-Pro camera to a bald eagle to see life through their vantage poin...
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Magic on the Mississippi

January 11, 2014 - Title says it all...love the pose and light against the white snow. Pretty, pretty, pretty. Follow me on Facebook!...
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Majestic Winter Eagle

January 10, 2014 - I love images that show off the eagle's features and markings; however, images like this one really tell the story. Incl...
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A Close-Up Fly-By

January 10, 2014 - The eagles will fly directly over you sometimes, which offers a great view. It was pretty cool taking my kids one time a...
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Mid-Air Pose

January 09, 2014 - I love when the eagles check out their fresh catch. Sometimes they transfer it to their beak and eat in while flying. I...
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Speedster

January 08, 2014 - These birds really know how to turn on the jets. They tuck their wings in and its like they hit another gear darting to...
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Drifting

January 07, 2014 - I'm really loving some of these images of the eagles flying over the snow. It gives a great, natural looking backdrop to...
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Power and Grace

January 07, 2014 - Another from my recent trip to the Mississippi River to photograph bald eagles fishing. What a treasure right in our "ba...
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Eye on the Prize

January 06, 2014 - This may be a new personal favorite. Sharp focus, great light, good pose, and nice details. This one would make a cool p...
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Nooooo!

January 05, 2014 - Sometimes they have butter fingers or talons. Feel free to add your own caption to this one...I call it, "Nooooo!". Just...
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American Bald Eagle Fishing Series

January 04, 2014 - The next 5 images are a series of a mature bald eagle fishing. I have seen this 1st hand numerous times but it never get...
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Peaceful, Winter Drive at Sunset

January 01, 2014 - Winter skies can offer some of the most beautiful backdrops for the most familiar Midwest views. I love the peace that w...
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Winter Geese

December 24, 2013 - I have a new lens to play with and this was one of my first images with it. It is the 400mm f/5.6. It will be a great ad...
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Surviving 1

December 16, 2013 - There isn't much light for me to get out after work but I did manage about 35 minutes tonight to get a photo of this squ...
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Brothers

March 26, 2013 - I love my boys! They can be trying, difficult, fussy, stubborn, etc. BUT they also make me laugh, proud, feel loved, and...
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Icy Winter

February 28, 2013 - Another image from my winter drive yesterday. I love the tones in this image and they way the help accentuate the swirls...
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Winter Wonderland

February 27, 2013 - I was able to get out and do a little landscape photography this evening. The winter landscapes and trees are absolutely...
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Winter Sunset in Central Illinois

January 17, 2013 - Peace... is seeing a sunset, and knowing who to thank.
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Winter Stroll

January 16, 2013 - At first glance you see a nice winter scene with ice on the lake and bare trees, but after looking more closely, you can...
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Stocking Up

January 10, 2013 - On one of my winter hikes I found this squirrel chowing down on a nut. It doesn't look like winter has been too hard on...
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Preparing to Dive

January 05, 2013 - These birds can spot a fish and spin and dive within seconds. It is an amazing thing to observe and a difficult thing to...
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Soaring

January 04, 2013 - What a fun and memorable time I had at Lock and Dam 14 while with my wife, kids, and parents. We all took in the beauty...
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Cardinal in the Snow

January 02, 2013 - A cardinal in the winter is probably one of the most beautiful sights. Their red seems to stand out among the winter won...
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Let It Snow

January 01, 2013 - There is just something I love about seeing evergreens covered in snow. I would miss this if I ever moved away from the...
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Winter Deer

December 30, 2012 - This was taken earlier this morning. I have been really busy lately and haven't taken time to shoot landscapes or nature...
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