The Land That Time Forgot...

The GALÁPAGOS

From their vibrant colors to the exotic landscapes where they dwell, the beauty of birds has no boundaries.  I can only imagine what it would be like to see the world through the eyes of a bird.  What a feeling it would be to soar the skies, looking over the earth below!  This collection of bird photography is just a snapshot of that beauty as seen through my lens.

Sweet Kiss
Sweet Kiss

Waved Albatross

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Nazca Booby
Nazca Booby

Nazca Booby

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Just Chillin'
Just Chillin'

Galápagos Sea Lion

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Waved Albatross 1
Waved Albatross 1

Waved Albatross

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Nazca Booby 2
Nazca Booby 2
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Waved Albatross 2
Waved Albatross 2
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Waved Albatross 3
Waved Albatross 3
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Nazca Booby 2
Nazca Booby 2
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Waved Albatross 4
Waved Albatross 4
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Blue-Footed Booby 2
Blue-Footed Booby 2
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Blue-Footed Booby 1
Blue-Footed Booby 1

As we passed through East Machias, Maine on the way to Lubec, I noticed a flock of seagulls diving in the creek for lunch. I stopped to make some shots and caught these two herring gulls going "crazy" on the rocks.

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Blue-Footed Booby 5
Blue-Footed Booby 5

Wakodahatcee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida is one of the best places to witness many of Florida's birds in their full glory during breeding season. These two blue herons were in full mating ritual and displaying their love for each other.

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Blue-Footed Booby 4
Blue-Footed Booby 4

This photo of a parent great egret feeding its young ones has been nationally recognized and featured in several local magazines in South Florida. This photo was made at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida during breeding season.

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Blue-Footed Booby 3
Blue-Footed Booby 3

A group of wood stocks were gathering and bickering while roosting on a mangrove tree at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida.

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Galápagos Penguin 3
Galápagos Penguin 3

How about some morning yoga to stretch those legs? The shallow waters at the back side of Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida are home to many of the smaller wading birds of Florida, such as this little black-necked stilt.

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Galápagos Penguin 2
Galápagos Penguin 2

The osprey is one of my favorite birds of prey. They are superior fisherman and are often found soaring the skies above coastal areas, lakes, and rivers. This osprey was fending off a group of crows that were trying to steal its catch on Hutchinson Island, near Port St. Lucie, Florida.

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Galápagos Penguin 1
Galápagos Penguin 1

Eagles are powerful, yet such majestic birds. As we were driving north up the coast of Lake Superior in Minnesota, I saw this golden eagle perched high upon a telephone pole, and stopped to make a few great shots of this beautiful bird.

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Marine Iguana 1
Marine Iguana 1

This little cattle egret stood at attention and showed me its colorful crown as if to say "Hey! Look at me!" This photo was made at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida.

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Showing Off
Showing Off

One of the best places in Florida to see a nice population of roseate spoonbills is Black Point Wildlife Drive in Canaveral National Seashore near Titusville, Florida. This bird's beautiful plumage makes it stand out in the crowd.

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Night Vision
Night Vision

The black-crowned night heron is a cunning hunter, and even lures it prey to the water's surface by tossing small twigs or leaves in the water to get small fish to come to the surface. This close-up shot was made at Flamingo Gardens near Davie, Florida.

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Take The Plunge
Take The Plunge

This little blue heron was wading the shallow shores at Werner-Bryce Salt Springs in Port Richey, Florida when it "took the plunge" for a snack.

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Don't Try It
Don't Try It

These two playful peacock chicks were bouncing around the field at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida.

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Siblings
Siblings

Peacock chicks at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida.

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Tender Gaze
Tender Gaze

This leucitic peafowl gazes tenderly at her chick and if to say, "Stay close to Mama." This photo was made at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida.

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Road Kill
Road Kill

The northern crested caracara can be found soaring the skies over the wet prairies of south-central Florida. They are scavengers by nature, and can often be found picking over dead carcasses. This photo was made near Kissimmee Prairie Preserve in Florida.

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Pink Dreams
Pink Dreams

This flamingo was tucked in nicely for a nap when I made this photo. The sound from the shutter disturbed it, and it opened its eyes to see what I was up to. This photo was made at the Miami Zoo in Miami, Florida.

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Pretty In Pink
Pretty In Pink

This flamingo was wading the waters of the pond at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida.

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Common Eider
Common Eider

Nice shot of this common eider spreading its wings on a rock off the coast at Arcadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine.

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Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye

The bald eagle has 20/5 vision and can sight a rabbit from almost 2 miles away! This photo was made in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

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Food Fight
Food Fight

Two great blue herons fight over a large fish at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida. Needless to say, one of these large birds won the battle and that fish went down the hatch!

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Great Egret Babies
Great Egret Babies

I followed these two great egret chicks almost from the day they were hatched. Watching them grow at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida was such a joy... and they would eventually be the subjects of one my most popular and published photos, "Lunch Time."

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Hello World
Hello World

This green heron chick looked directly at me while a maneuvered myself to take this shot through the thick mangroves at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida.

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I Need A Nap
I Need A Nap

This cattle egret found a perfect spot to perch its head to take a nap. This photo was made at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida.

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I Believe I Can Fly
I Believe I Can Fly

A young roseate spoonbill spreads its wings at Myakka River State Park near Sarasota, Florida.

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Calling All Pinkies
Calling All Pinkies

"Hey you guys!" This young roseate spoonbill calls for its friends at Black Point Wildlife Drive, Canaveral National Seashore near Titusville, Florida.

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Roseate Spoonbill 2
Roseate Spoonbill 2

Beautiful, vibrant pink and red hues in the plumage of this adult roseate spoonbill are displayed as it spreads its wings. This photo was made at Black Point Wildlife Drive, Canaveral National Seashore in Titusville, Florida.

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Little Egret
Little Egret

Catching a fish, this little egret at an ecological park near Shanghai, China perches on a branch above the water.

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Lucky, The One-Legged Duck
Lucky, The One-Legged Duck

I couldn't quite put my finger on it when I first saw this black-bellied whistling duck perched on the boardwalk railing at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida. Upon a closer look through my lens, I saw that it had only one leg! This "lucky" duck obviously escaped an attack when it was younger and grew up and survived the wild with one leg.

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Nanday Parrot
Nanday Parrot

This nanday parrot photo was made in Clearwater, Florida.

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Roseate Spoonbill 3
Roseate Spoonbill 3

This roseate spoonbill photo was made at Black Point Wildlife Drive, Canaveral National Seashore in Titusville, Florida.

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Roseate Spoonbill 4
Roseate Spoonbill 4

This roseate spoonbill photo was made at Black Point Wildlife Drive, Canaveral National Seashore in Titusville, Florida.

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Spoonie Landing
Spoonie Landing

This roseate spoonbill photo was made at Black Point Wildlife Drive, Canaveral National Seashore in Titusville, Florida.

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Taking Off
Taking Off

This group of roseate spoonbills take off from the waters of Black Point Wildlife Drive, Canaveral National Seashore in Titusville, Florida.

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Tri-Colored Heron 1
Tri-Colored Heron 1

The tri-colored heron is a small wading bird found in coastal areas and marshes throughout Florida. This photo was made at Fakahatchee Strand, Big Cypress Preserve, in Copeland, Florida.

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Red-Winged Blackbird
Red-Winged Blackbird

Sing me a song! The red-winged blackbird has a distinctive and beautiful song. This male was perched on a tree at Green Cay Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida.

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Black-Necked Stilt
Black-Necked Stilt

Black-Necked Stilt Wildlife Photography Bird Photography Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Florida

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Burrowing Owl
Burrowing Owl

Sunlight from the golden hour of sunset hits this burrowing owl perfectly, giving this bird's feathers an extra glow. The photo was made at Vista View State Park in Davie, Florida.

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Anhinga Female
Anhinga Female

The anhinga can often be seen paddling its way through inland waters of Florida. When it dives for fish, it can swim up to 300 feet before resurfacing for air. This female anhinga was photographed at Green Cay Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida.

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Tug-Of-War
Tug-Of-War

The circle of life is always evident in the wild lands of The Everglades. These two black vultures fight over a scrap of dead carcass, while others near them pick away at the remains.

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Barred Owl
Barred Owl

The barred owl is a common owl found in Florida. I see them often during my adventures into Big Cypress and Fakahatchee Strand near Copeland, Florida.

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Here's Looking At You
Here's Looking At You

Barred Owl Wildlife Photography Bird Photography Fakahatchee Strand, Big Cypress Preserve, Copeland, Florida

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Least Tern
Least Tern

Least Tern Wildlife Photography Bird Photography Navarre Beach, Florida

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Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

Little blue heron at the water's edge on Black Point Wildlife Drive, Canaveral National Seashore in Titusville, Florida.

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Red-Shouldered Hawk
Red-Shouldered Hawk

Red-Shouldered Hawk Wildlife Photography Bird Photography Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Florida

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Eastern Meadowlark
Eastern Meadowlark

Eastern Meadowlark Wildlife Photography Bird Photography Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, Florida

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Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis Wildlife Photography Bird Photography Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Florida

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Night Vision, B&W
Night Vision, B&W

Black-Crowned Night Heron Wildlife Photography Bird Photography Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Florida

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Os-Prey
Os-Prey

Osprey Wildlife Photography Bird Photography Everglades National Park, Florida

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Smooth-Billed Ani
Smooth-Billed Ani

Smooth-Billed Ani Wildlife Photography Bird Photography Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic

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Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret Wildlife Photography Bird Photography Sarasota, Florida

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Wood Stork 2
Wood Stork 2

Wood Stork Wildlife Photography Bird Photography Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Florida

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White Ibis
White Ibis

White Ibis Wildlife Photography Bird Photography Green Cay Wetlands, Delray Beach, Florida

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You What_
You What_

Black-Crowned Night Heron Wildlife Photography Bird Photography Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Florida

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