It was late afternoon in the Pantanal. We set out on the Piriqui River after viewing the fifth (and final) wild jaguar. We headed downriver to a fishing lodge where we were romanced with the Pantanal specialties— a pair of Bare-faced Curassows, a Ferruginous Pygmy-owl, a Chestnut-eared Aracari, and multiple Chestnut-bellied Guans. We followed the […]
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I made the journey to Asclepion in Turkey to commune with Galen–the man (for better or worse) who is credited with being the father of Western medicine. I travelled the well-worn path that other pilgrims took when they were seeking a cure. And for a moment, I joined these collective souls at the shrine to […]
Sometimes, you just have to be patient like the Bullfrog and let things come to you…
John Ruskin, in teaching people to paint, has described photography as a “supplement to active conscious seeing”. Both painting and photography can be a way of possessing to the world. If you google the topic of photographing wildlife, you will get a jillion tips and how-to advice, but not the existential reason as to why. Perhaps it is […]
From an abandoned Spanish fort overlooking the outlet of the Chagras River I photograph a lone sail boat making its way up the River. But 500 years ago, the newly erected fort was built by the Spaniards to guard the European-bound outpouring of riches from their American conquests — gold and silver to fund the European exploits […]
The Pantanal trip did not disappoint me– meeting some great fellow travelers, great guides, and photographing great wildlife (including five wild jaguars)!
I photographed this beauty in Brazil years ago. Off to the jungle in a week. Can’t wait!!!!
These cooperative bitterns were photographed at the Nisqually reserve in Washington State.