On the way to work this morning I left early enough to catch the sun rising over the north fork of the Black Creek in Middleburg, Florida. I pass this area a lot but its usually later and the light is flat so it was a nice treat to finally catch it this way.
At least for our smallest falcon, the American kestrel. The boys have a beautiful blue “jacket” that sets them apart which is quite striking. The girls are not far behind, and larger to boot. Guess its best not to mess with them in case they hear me.
I’ve been going through old photos when wildlife was my primary subject. I long since sold or traded the old Canon and Olympus gear, but seeing these shots makes me miss grabbing these shots!
Ancient bird from a time long ago? No, it’s a wood stork. You know, the one that delivers babies? They are actually beautiful and interesting birds, though in the right light a little creepy.
Or maybe not. I have not been able to identify this beautiful specimen, but was sure happy to come across it in the field. Any ideas?
Caught this magical scene just outside of Gainesville on the way to St. Augustine. A beautiful, cool, Fall morning is always nice to start off a day!
I don’t know why my office attracts bizarre insects, but I certainly enjoy it! This bugger is the Eastern Eyed Click Beetle (Alaus oculatus) and it makes this loud clicking sound as it hurls itself high into the air. I did not know this when meeting him in the warehouse as he did look intimidating, but think I’ll have to give it a go if he comes around again. The best thing about finding these bugs is learning something new about these amazing creatures, and getting to photograph them is pretty cool too 🙂
Somewhere in Everglades National Park, a crab is not happy having his picture taken.