Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Crossing the Road With Parents


I find this procession funny. The young bison is crossing the road with his parents. Everything should be as it should be, the young should be safe.

By the way, I had to wait in the car for this family to cross the road. It seemed that the bison were only concerned with how to get on the other side of the road, but the head of the procession sometimes looked in my direction in an unfriendly manner.

Generally, life is good!

Monday, February 26, 2024

Second Encounter with an European Starling

When I first saw this Starling at Buffalo Point on Antelope Island,  I thought:  what kind of wind carried this bird high into the mountains.  The second time when I met the same Starling I was sure that this area was his territory.  

I have never been so close to any bird before.  The Starling did not seem to be bothered by my presence.  The little brave bird didn’t even think about flying away.

Generally, life is good.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Notes to Self.

Our winter was brutal for the previous two months sending us one snow storm after another, and then suddenly it became mild.  

On days when the storms subsided, I would go out into the field to look at the trees. I tried to see them differently but what I actually "saw" did not always match what my camera "saw" and that was frustrating. 

Luckily, there were moments that made me happy. The photo above is one of these moments.

Generally, life is good.

Friday, February 23, 2024

His Majesty at Bear River MBR - III. Finale


In these series of photographs I focused primarily on the American Bald Eagle's wings which are build to soar and glide.  Bald Eagle can fly 225 miles in a single day.  

At some point, the eagle covered himself with his wings like a cloak and made an irresistible impression on me.

Eagles rotate their heads in different directions while their body is motionless.  They do it because the eagle's eye doesn't move much in the eye socket, rotating its head helps a lot to look around.

Generally, life is good.