Visit to the Salmon River Fish Hatchery

We recently visited the Oregon State Fish Hatchery in Otis, Oregon. This hatchers has a salmon run. It was fascinating watching these Coco Salmon jump. I’ve seen fish jump but not with such instinctual dedication.

Sitka Spruce Forest

I took this a couple of days ago 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 blew down 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…

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.  When I see other photographers carrying  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…

Moss Everywhere

On our outing we came across a section of the forest where the moss seemed to cover everything. It was as if the world had turned a fuzzy green.

Light in the Trees

This is an other view of light in a medium dense forest of conifers. These are largely Sitka spruce.

Peeling Red on Yellow

Madrone tree bark taken near Inverness, CA.