Ring-billed Gull Leaving Water With Shad

Photographing this Ring-billed Gull leaving the water with a shad was exciting and fast paced. It makes it worthwhile sitting on cold rocks and freezing my butt off. This was at Robert S. Kerr Reservoir (Kerr Dam) near Sallisaw, Oklahoma. How I Got The Shot – Ring-billed Gull Leaving Water With Shad I was hand holding a Canon… Read More »

Double-crested Cormorant Takeoff

I photographed this Double-crested Cormorant at Robert S. Kerr Reservoir (Kerr Dam) near Sallisaw, Oklahoma. This is my go-to place for photographing birds in the winter. The Double-crested Cormorant are constantly taking off and landing so I am able to get lots of action photos. How I Got The Shot – Double-crested Cormorant Takeoff I park on the… Read More »

Tree Fungus Covering Sign

I came across this sign while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. The fungus growing on the tree has the sign mostly covered. From a distance the tree looks like it was eating the sign. More cool trees I have photographed: Gall On Oak Tree Hole Through Tree March Came In Like A Lion

Arkansas Quartz Crystals

Quartz Crystals I found while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. This chunk of quartz crystals was laying on top of the ground. One of my neighbors told me that you don’t usually find them like this. It was on the side of a hill so I’m wondering if rain could have uncovered it. I read… Read More »

Praying Mantis Egg Case

I spotted this Praying Mantis Egg Case on a tree limb while hiking in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I see lots of these and have always wanted to watch them hatch. I have one on a gate to my property that I plan on watching. Eggs are encased in a frothy material produced by the… Read More »