News – Ocelot sighting in Arizona

March 12, 2012

According to this press release by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, an anonymous hunter’s trail cam has capture images of an Ocelot in southern Arizona.  This appears to be the same cat that was seen in February and March 2011.

via AZGFD


Antelope Canyon

June 28, 2009

Finally, here’s my last post from the trip to Arizona.  My favorite place was definitely Antelope Canyon.  It has been high on my list of places to photograph for quite awhile.  The peacefulness of the photos is in stark contrast to the experience of actually being there.  Considering the small size of the canyon, the number of people there during the “light beam” window is incredible.  I’d love to go back in the winter when there are supposed to be fewer crowds and softer / different light.  In any case, we had  a great guide, who did an amazing job of getting us in the right place at the right time and keeping extraneous people out of our images.

p.s.  I recommend clicking on the individual images to view them larger.

“Doubled Light”  –  Antelope Canyon, Page, AZ

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Glen Canyon Dam Area

June 18, 2009

It looks like the monsoon season has already started out here.  We had a nice size thunderstorm roll through yesterday afternoon.  Its timing couldn’t have been more perfect.  We had just finished exploring an area just downstream when we saw the storm building in the distance.  Just as we got back to the truck, the winds picked up and the sky darkened above.  We had enough time to reposition down the road for one final shot before the storm closed in around us.  In addition to capturing the skies, I also managed to find some interesting animals on the ground.  Some even stopped long enough to grab a couple photos.

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“Monsoonal Storm”  –  Glen Canyon Dam, AZ

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Horseshoe Bend

June 18, 2009

On wednesday we drove from Williams to Page and had enough time to run up to Horseshoe Bend after getting set up.  The sky could have been better but we made the best of it.  Little did I know that you had to abandon all fear of heights to get the whole river in view.  Where are my fearless climbing friends when I need them?!?!  This was my first opportunity to try out my new Singh-Ray graduated neutral density filter.  The filter was really effective at reducing the brightness in the sky and improving the exposure of the rocks.

** As always, you can click on each photo to see a larger version.  I highly recommend looking at the larger versions, especially all of my recent posts from Arizona.

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“The Bend”  –  Horseshoe Bend, Colorado River, Page, AZ

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More Deer – Williams, AZ

June 17, 2009

At the end of my second day in Williams we went searching for the Elk again.  The few that we found were too far away to photograph, so in the fading light, we decided to head back.  Luckily one of us spotted this group of mule deer heading out of the forest.  They seemed more curious than scared and allowed me to get a ton of photos.

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“Mule Deer I”  –  Williams, Arizona

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Wildlife -Day One

June 17, 2009

In addition to the amazing scenery, we have also seen a good amount of wildlife.  In particular, we have been finding small groups of deer and elk moving out of the forests at dusk.  The highlight of this first evening was a very active young member of the elk herd.  It appeared to be having a great time racing around, and in turn, getting chased by the dominant elk.  I processed these a bit differently than normal, by focusing on enhancing contrast and reducing color saturation.  Hopefully you like it.

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“Mule Deer”  –  Williams, AZ

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Grand Canyon – Day One

June 16, 2009

Thankfully we still have internet access at our new site!  This means not having to sneak over to the nearest hotel to “borrow” theirs.  On Sunday, we made it to the South side of the Grand Canyon from the eastern entrance.  There was some controlled burning just to the west and the prevailing winds were pushing the smoke into the canyon.  Thus the atmospheric conditions were pretty hazy, to say the least.  As we drove further west, we made it past the burn area and things improved considerably.

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“Distant Dome”  –  South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

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