Happy Valentine’s Day to all the nature lovers and photographers out there! Today, we celebrate love and what better way to do so than to admire the beauty and affection found in the animal kingdom.

As a wildlife photographer, I am constantly in awe of the bonds that creatures share with one another. From the tender moments between parent and offspring to the passionate courtships between mates, there is no shortage of love to capture through my lens.

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, let us take a moment to appreciate the love that surrounds us in the natural world. Whether it’s through photography or simply taking a walk in nature, may we all find ways to connect with and be inspired by the beauty of the animal kingdom.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Cozy Moment with Two Barred Owls

Cozy Moment with Two Barred Owls

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
  • Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: June 8, 2013 (06:39 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: AV
  • Aperture: f4.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • ISO: 1250
  • Focal Length: 500 mm