Canadian Goose

I’ve never understood why these are Canadian Geese. I mean Canadians are known the world over for being extremely polite. The average Canadian Goose on the other hand are kind of jerks. I mean they squawk at you, flail their wings, and generally try to bite you any time you are remotely in their space….

Zhangjiajie Primate

Jennifer and I found this macaque along with its large family while hiking through the dense Karst Mountains in China’s Zhangjiajie National Park. This particular Zhangjiajie primate perched up on this stone wall while we made our way up the steep staircase. It was a very surreal experience to have this troop of more than…

Green Back Beetle

The beauty found in our world is simply amazing. Even in the smallest of creatures there is unique beauty to be discovered. I think that is one of the reasons I love photography so much. You see a small beetle in passing and never think twice about the tiny creature, but capture it with macro…

A Quandary Creature

Sometimes when you are out on the trail you are blessed with encounters with creatures that are hard to truly grasp in the moment. For years, living in the western United States, I have sought out all types of wildlife, but for a long time I was unable to find the elusive Rocky Mountain goat….

Camp Robber

This is perhaps my favorite bird. Not as majestic as the Eagle or well known as the California Condor, the Grey Jay even has a bland name. I prefer their common name and the infamous moniker of the Camp Robber. These medium sized birds are seemingly fearless. It is very common to have these feathered…

Glow Worms

Believe it or not this bizarre looking scene was the adventure that I looked most forward to doing when Jennifer and I decided to go to New Zealand. These are the sticky threads of glow worms. They use these threads like fishing lines to catch their prey and pull them in. The Glow Worms The…

Residents of the Ice Lake Basin

Last month I wrote about the great overnight trip Jennifer and I did to the Ice Lake Basin in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. If you need more incentive to put this destination on your bucket list then perhaps these cuddly looking residents of the Ice Lake Basin will convince you. I do love to hear…

Elk Invasion

It’s that time of year again when the elk invasion of Estes Park, Colorado takes place. These massive creatures, a part of the deer family, never really leave the small mountain town and gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, but during the mating season (aka: The Rut) they show up in droves. Elks tend to…