Expert Advice on Bird Photography from Someone that is Not Very Good at It

“Oh, for the wings of a dove, men, envious, cry. What bones, what muscles, have birds and not I, That give them freedom of the boundless sky?” – Joel Peters I imagine you would ask yourself, then, why should I read this?…Well for starters there are good pictures of amazing and unique African birds, and…

The Greatest Spectacle on Earth…

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature…” By Frank Lloyd Wright Yes, indeed…Every year millions of us along with hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles are responsible for the most spectacular mass movement of terrestrial mammals anywhere in the world. Thousands of people around the world come to the Masai Mara between…

Falling in Love with Black and White All Over Again…

“Life is like a good black and white photograph, there’s black, there’s white, and lots of shades in between.” -Karl Heiner My passion for photography began many years ago, too many to count, inspired by the B&W work of the great masters. Besides collecting portfolios by Margaret Bourke-White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Amsel Adams and…

Jellyfishes: Terrifying Beauties

“From nearly microscopic tinkerbells to golden giants whose bells loom larger than beach umbrellas, you couldn’t dream up more exotic jellies than already exists” -Nora Danes, Jellies Living Art And terrifying they are, particularly if you happen to be swimming in the ocean and finding one or more pulsating their way in the water right…

The Majestic Lion: Royalty of the Animal Kingdom on Its way to Extintion in the Wild?

Between August and September of last year the two lionesses of the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC gave birth to two litters of seven cubs between them. Since the cubs began to be allowed to go out to the exhibit along with its parents I’ve been dying to go to the zoo and spend…

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2010. That’s about 7 full 747s. In…