Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Domestic Squabble

Domestic Squabble - 1D4, 500mm, f/5.6, 1/250s, ISO 400.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Red-Winged Black Birds

Red-Winged Black Birds - 1Ds3, 70-200 @ 200mm, f/7.1, 1/500s, ISO 200.

Dozens of red-winged black birds assemble atop this single lone tree.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Loon Portrait

Loon Portrait - D3s, 200-400 @ 400mm, f/6.3, 1/800s, ISO 1000.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Early Morning Snack

Early Morning Snack - 1D4, 500mm, f/4, 1/500s, ISO 400.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Whimbrel at Dawn

Whimbrel at Dawn - 1D4, 500mm, f/4, 1/320s, ISO 1600.

Whimbrels come down to the beaches of California in winter, I photographed this one at dawn at Santa Barbara beach in Christmas 2011.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Antarctic Tern

Antarctic Tern - 5D3, 280mm, f/4.5, 1/1000s, ISO 100.

Trying to catch these little guys in flight is always a challenge.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Iced Waterfall

Iced Waterfall - 5D3, 400mm, f/32, 1/5s, ISO 100.

Spring is an interesting time South Georgia with conditions changing rapidly.  We had two landing at Right Whale Bay, I made this image of this partially frozen waterfall on the first landing.  On our second landing about 10 days later (after having circumnavigated the island), the waterfall had thawed out completely and looked dramatically different.  

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Across Salisbury Plain

Across Salisbury Plain - 5D3, 70-200 @ 120mm, f/8, 1/500s, ISO 100.

This sums up why I find South Georgia Island alluring and can’t wait to return.  Majestic snow capped peaks in the background and groups of King Penguins making their way across the plain.  Such an awesome place.  

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Colony Under Snow

Colony under Snow - RX100, ~30mm, f/8, 1/160s, ISO 125.

This was a landing to see a Macaroni Penguin colony at Cooper Bay (I don’t remember the location exactly).  What I do remember is the snow storm and the climb up the hill in the snow.  It may not look like it, but being there was incredible, storm and all.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader - 5D3, 400mm, f/6.3, 1/400s, ISO 100.

A group of Penguins make their way across a ridge, their black coats striking a vivid contrast against the overcast sky.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

White Out Conditions

White Out Conditions - 5D3, 70-200 @ 200mm, f/9, 1/100s, ISO 100.

The visibility was so bad during the short snow storm while we were on our landing at Ample Bay that you could barely see even nearby objects.  Fortunately the storm only lasted about 5 minutes and then we had fresh powder for the rest of the landing.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Rejoicing in Snow

Rejoicing in Snow - 5D3, 400mm, f/4, 1/640s, ISO 100. 

A King Penguin rejoices in the light snow at Ample Bay.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Weathering the Storm

Weathering the Storm - 5D3, 70-200 @ 95mm, f/9, 1/250s, ISO 100.

Many penguins weather a short-lived blizzard at Ample Bay in South Georgia Island.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Zodiac Cruise

Zodiac Cruise - 5D3, 24-70 @ 25mm, f/8, 1/200s, ISO 100.

There’s no experience like a zodiac cruise in the Southern Ocean.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


The settlement of Grytviken on South Georgia Island was home to a thriving whaling station in the early 1900s.  Long abandoned, its an interesting stop now for those that visit this remote island.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Back Off!

Back Off! - 5D3, 400mm, f/3.2, 1/1000s, ISO 200.

Don’t mess with a Gentoo Penguin on the nest at breeding time.

Monday, August 15, 2016

On the Nest

On the Nest - 5D3, 400mm, f/4, 1/500s, ISO 100.

A Gentoo Penguin on the nest at Undine Harbour.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Freezing Fur Seal

Freezing Fur Seal - 5D3, 400mm, f/5.6, 1/320s, ISO 200.

An ice crusted Fur Seal on Salisbury Plain.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Pouting Gorilla

Pouting Gorilla - 645Z, 150mm, f/2.8, 1/250s, ISO 200.
This Gorilla looks like its pouting but in reality it was just cold and raining and it was just hunkering down.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Looking Away

Looking Away - 645Z, 150mm, f/2.8, 1/250s, ISO 3200.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hand over Foot

Hand over Foot - 1DX, 70-200 @ 200mm, f/4, 1/250s, ISO 3200.

I find the human like digits of apes fascinating.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Need a Manicure?

Need a Manicure? - 1DX, 70-200 @ 200mm, f/4, 1/250s, ISO 4000.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016


Lounging - 1DX, 70-200 @ 200mm, f/2.8, 1/250s, ISO 2000.

A lounging, mellow Chimp.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Two Views of Bluefish Cove

Bluefish Cove - Leica SL, 24-90 @ 24mm, f/9, 1/25s, ISO 100.

Two views of Bluefish Cove at Point Lobos State Reserve, from opposite sides of the cove.

Bluefish Cove - Leica SL, 24-90 @ 60mm, f/9, 5/s, ISO 100.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Glowing Leaves

Glowing Leaves - 645Z, 80-160 @ 160mm, f/16, 1/40s, ISO 100.

Glowing leaves at Jedidiah State Park near the border of California and Oregon.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Clouds over Monterey

Clouds over Carmel Bay - Leica SL, 24-90 @ 26mm, f/8, 2s, ISO 100.

It was a cloudy morning on the coast, a perfect time for some photography.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Vibrant Arrangement

Vibrant Arrangement - D800e, 70-200 @ 70mm, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 100.

A vibrant arboreal arrangement near Grand Teton.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Snow Blasted

Snow Blasted - LX100, 34mm, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 320.

This grove of trees were just finished getting blasted by snow which was at times blowing almost sideways.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Lower Yellowstone Falls

Lower Yellowstone Falls - 645Z, 28-45 @ 36mm, f/18, 1/15s, ISO 100.

Now a very large waterfall from a far away national park.

Monday, August 01, 2016

Mini Waterfall

Mini Waterfall - Leica S 007, 30-90 @ 40mm, f/6.8, 8s, ISO 100.

A tiny little waterfall from a nearby local county park.