Nature

Tanzania - Serengeti

I’m generally not a nature photographer. Some of these photos were taken on safari while in Tanzania. The others were taken when I saw something interesting. ย When I see other photographers carrying ย huge lenses and tripods, I suspect that they are out trying to find that elusive bird that few have seen. Since I mostly shoot with a 18 – 200 mm lens, I have to be pretty close to my subject. Birds and animals are not very cooperative when it comes to coming close. Plus it requires patience to wait for exactly the right shot. My deepest respects to all of you that shoot nature photographs.

Tanzania - Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania – Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park

Tanzania - Arusha National Park

Tanzania – Arusha National Park

U.S.A. - Oregon Beaches - Lincoln City

U.S.A. – Oregon Beaches – Lincoln City

Tanzania - Serengeti

Tanzania – Serengeti National Park

National Park

National Park

Tanzania - Serengeti

Tanzania – Serengeti National Park

Taiwan - Ching long

Taiwan – Cheng Long

Tanzania - Serengeti

Tanzania – Serengeti National Park

U.S.A. - Fungus on a Log

U.S.A. – Fungus on a Log

Tanzania - Lake Manyara National Park

Tanzania – Lake Manyara National Park

Sitka spruce grove-blog

I took this November 06, 2013 in the Suislaw National Forest between Lincoln City and Neskowin, Oregon. This 50-year growth followed the 1962 Columbus Day wind storm called the Big Blow that destroyed all the trees here. The trees from the Big Blow were salvage-logged, and natural seeding took place. This forest had an eerie quality to it with almost no large vegetation on the forest floor and no sounds of birds. What this picture does not show is that this forest was all around us.

Elk mooning the photographer-9698

U.S.A. – Near Sitka Center for the Arts and Ecology, Otis, Oregon

 

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50 Comments on “Nature

    • I’ll play the modesty role I do in Taiwan. “No, no, I’m just ordinary, nothing special”.

      Now American, “Thanks, that great to hear.”

      but I’m still working on it. What is it that is said, practice makes…..

    • Thank you. Just being in the right spot at the right time. Tanzania is wonderful because there are so many animals. The giraffe photo was a lucky occurrence. We had driven slowly up this road when we noticed the two that were maybe 5 meters away. We stopped and watched. There were a series of photos that I took, this one being the most intimate.

  1. Wow, all photographed beautifully. I love all the shots. I feel like I’ve gone on a safari. Also, I especially love the forest shot. Amazing!!

  2. I had fun browsing through your photos and blog. Thanks so much for visiting me and leaving a “like”! I could spend much longer going through everything you have here.

    Nancy

  3. Thank you for liking “Zoomorphic Pareidolia.” You did a great job on these nature photos! ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree with you that taking photos of birds and animals is not easy, but yours turned out well. I like the forest photo too.

    • Thank you for your kind words. Equipment and having the long term experience of taking wildlife shots is needed. I’m short on both. At least the trees don’t move. Well, get up and fly or run away.

  4. I don’t think these species have any interest in whether, or not you define yourself as a wildlife photographer. ๐Ÿ™‚ Your photo’s are absolutely stunning!

  5. Love these, especially the ones from Tanzania, which brought back memories of my own visit there…one of my most favorite trips!

    • Thank you so much. Tanzania was quite and adventure. If you happen to go back to my blog you can see more images from Tanzania. Go to Portfolio/Travel/Tanzania. When were you in Tanzania?

  6. Love your photography!!! I feel like I can reach out and touch the animals. I just looked up to check… the animals are not actually in my living room. ๐Ÿ™‚

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