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  1. fiznatty

    Patagonia 2019 Wildlife & Scenery

    I'm plowing through spring images, and have just finished processing photos from my tour in Patagonia in early May. I usually divide Patagonia photos into two galleries. Since I get so many puma photos down there, they usually get their own feature. This first gallery features all the non-feline...
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    Costa Rica 2019 Photos

    I'm home for a bit, so it's time to catch up on image processing from the rest of my trips so far this year. I recently published a gallery of images from my March Costa Rica tour. You can check out the full gallery here. A short preview is below. White-nosed coati, a relative of the raccoon...
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    Tanzania 2019 Birds

    I've published images from my February Tanzania tour. As expected, we had plenty of nice bird encounters, including several species I had not seen on previous Africa trips. Here are a few highlights. You can see the full bird gallery on my website. Lanner Falcon Martial Eagle taking off to...
  4. fiznatty

    Recent PNW Bird Photos

    I led a couple of local tours last week. The first day was centered around Stanwood and the Skagit Valley. The second day we went up to Boundary Bay and Reifel Bird Sanctuary in BC, and then popped back down to Skagit Valley again. Day Two was marred by rain most of the day, so photo...
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    Brazil Birds 2018

    Apparently I forgot to share some of my images from my July/August Brazil trip. This was my first time leading a tour in Brazil after scouting it last year. My group and I started out in the southern Amazon before moving on the Pantanal in western Brazil. Both areas were excellent for bird...
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    Idaho Birds & Other New PNW Wildlife Photos

    I've updated my ongoing Pacific Northwest 2018 gallery with photos from my May Idaho and Montana visits, as well as a few miscellaneous shots from my recent San Juan Islands tour (where I photographed all the foxes). View the full gallery here. Here's a short preview: A fox kit peeks out of...
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    Canada Goose Courtship

    I had a day tour in BC last week, which was highlighted by some nice bird activity. Something new for me was witnessing Canada goose courtship. The geese take turns dipping their heads in the water and splashing around, to show each other they're ready to mate. There was a lot of this going...
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    Costa Rica 2013

    I've been fortunate to visit Costa Rica a number of times over the years, and will be heading back to lead a tour next month. In 2013 I got to spend a full month there. I was leading a couple of tours, and I also had some time in between to fit in some scouting. This ended up being the best...
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    Brazil 2017 Birds

    In late July I traveled to western Brazil to scout locations for a future photo tour. The main wildlife attraction in the area is jaguars--it's the best place on earth to see and photograph them in the wild--but there's loads of other wildlife as well. I've made several trips to the Latin...
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    Eastern Idaho, May 2017

    In May I drove over to Yellowstone for my annual spring visit, but not without stopping at a couple of refuges in eastern Idaho that produced some nice photo ops for me last year. Though the owl action wasn't nearly as good this year, I still had some nice photo opportunities with various...
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    PNW Wildlife from January

    I led a three day private tour here in the Pacific Northwest a couple weeks ago. We had excellent weather (which, at this time of year means cold and, more importantly, clear). Activity in some of the usual hot spots was down, which gave us an opportunity spend more time photographing...
  12. fiznatty

    Skagit Valley: Final Shoot of the Year

    I led a private tour up in the Skagit area on December 30th, giving me one final opportunity to shoot before the end of the year. We were blessed with some nice weather. Though the Short-eared owls were active, they did not fly particularly close. However, we were fortunate to have some...
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    Costa Rica 2016 Birds

    I've published another gallery of new photos on my website. This time, I finally caught up on processing images from my Costa Rica trip back in March. This trip covered two different photo tours plus a little time on my own in between. I was there nearly a month. Due to the amount of...
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    South Africa 2016 Birds

    In July I headed to South Africa to do a bit of location scouting and to lead a photo safari. It was a highly successful trip, from which I'll share more photos down the road. I've started by getting all the bird photos from the trip online. You can view the full South Africa 2016 Birds...
  15. Bald Eagles

    Bald Eagles

    A few of my eagle pics, including one of a young one just learning to hunt
  16. Bald Eagles

    Bald Eagles

    A few of my eagle pics, including one of a young one just learning to hunt
  17. Bald Eagles

    Bald Eagles

    A few of my eagle pics, including one of a young one just learning to hunt
  18. Bald Eagles

    Bald Eagles

    A few of my eagle pics, including one of a young one just learning to hunt
  19. Wooden Bird Carving

    Wooden Bird Carving

    Wooden Carvings of
  20. Stellar Jay

    Stellar Jay

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