Slideshow Descriptions





 The Great Gray Owls of Northern Minnesota

      During the winter of 2004/2005, Great Gray Owls descended upon Northern Minnesota from the boreal forests of Canada in unprecedented numbers. This phenomenon, which occurs periodically, but unpredictably, provided a unique opportunity for observing and photographing North America's largest owl. Images of the Great Gray Owl in this winter habitat will be presented and the challenges faced by the photographer in capturing these images will be discussed. Click Here to view images.




The Bald Eagles of Homer, Alaska


   There are reported to be between 30,000 and 50,000 Bald Eagles in Alaska. So what is special about 150-200 Eagles found on the Homer Spit each Winter? It's all about proximity. Nowhere else can you view and photograph perched and flying Bald Eagles as closely as is possible in Homer. This has attracted both photographers and controversy. The photographer will discuss the lives of Bald Eagles in general and the challenges, photographic and otherwise, facing the photographer who wants to to experience the Bald Eagles of Homer, Alaska.  Click Here to view images.




Birds of the Rio Grande Valley, Texas


   Texas boasts more bird species than any other state in the country. This is particularly true each Spring when many species briefly travel north of the border.  Birds in the Rio Grande Valley are attracted to any water or food in this arid desert environment.  As a result, photography from blinds located near water and food can be very productive.  The photographer will present images of the wide variety of birds found in the area as well as discuss some of the ins and outs of photographing from a blind.  Click Here  and Here to view images.




Birds of Tandayapa Valley, Ecuador

   Ecuador is one of the most bio-diverse countries on earth, with over 1700 bird species, of which 131 are Hummingbirds.  The Tandayapa Valley, located in the Andes northwest of Quito, is renowned as a birding and hummingbird photography  location. The photographer will duscuss bird photography in the high altitude Andean cloud forest and the photographing of hummingbirds using multi-flash set-ups, also referred to as "outdoor studios".  Click Here to view images.




Birds of Nome, Alaska


   Arctic Terns travel 12,000 miles to reach their breeding grounds in the tundra surrounding Nome. And, only here can one see shore birds in their full breeding plumage or Pelagic species nesting in the tundra before their return to the oceans.  With 18 hours of sunlight and seemingly endless tundra, finding and photographing birds in Nome during the Alaskan summer can be both exhausting and exhilarating.  The photographer will present images and discuss the  photographing of breeding birds in their tundra habitat .  Click Here to view images.