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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

W is for WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

About the closest I get to photographing wildlife is the local squirrels, raccoons, and birds that live in my area.  I've been able to get some decent shots of eagles, snowy owls, herons, and ducks but anything more "dangerous" like bear, moose or elk has eluded me.  However, there are some photographers who actually specialize in wildlife photography, especially those who work for magazines like "National Geographic."  Here are just a few whose websites you might like to see.

Michael “Nick” Nichols (http://www.michaelnicknichols.com    Africa, Australia, biodiversity, endangered species
Joel Sartore (http://www.joelsartore.com/)  Africa
Andy Biggs (http://www.andybiggs.com/)  Africa
Daniel J. Cox (http://www.naturalexposures.com/)  Arctic and Costa Rica
Anup Shah (http://www.shahrogersphotography.com) Africa, especially primates
David Doubilet (http://www.daviddoubilet.com/)  Under the sea

And here are a few of my own wildlife shots.


A couple of backyard critters - cheeky raccoons and squirrels
Finally, a panorama of snow geese that landed in a farmer's field.
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24 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

well done, this wealth of wild and wonderful shots

eJoops said...

Your panoramic scene shot is gorgeous! My favorite though is the second shot!

photowannabe said...

Delightful Snow Geese photo and your sleeping owl is my favorite.
My W. post is up already. Its going to be late by the time I can post it tomorrow. but at least it[s done.

Reader Wil said...

Great wildlife, Leslie! In your country there is more wildlife than in my overpopulated small country. But even the smallest animals deserve attention! Fortunately we have many waterbirds due to a lot of water.
Wil, ABC Team.

Carver said...

I love wildlife and you have taken some very good wildlife shots. Carver, ABC-Wed. Team

Luna Miranda said...

i really admire wildlife photographers. animals are beautiful and unpredictable subjects. love your collection.

Lisa said...

Wildlife photography is so beautiful. I love seeing all these magnificent creatures (yes, even the squirrels). :-) I really like all your wild captures. Nicely done!

Hildred and Charles said...

The snow geese photo is lovely, - and the owls! You capture the wildlife
beautifully Leslie, and some of them are so small and charming.

Meryl said...

OMG, those are beautiful. The heron's photo really sticks out. Did you play with the colors or is it REALLY that blue? Super shot.

ewok1993 said...

superb shots. love them.

ChrisJ said...

Your snowy owl looks like he is trying to croon you to sleep. I've never seen snow geese so that was an interesting shot for mr.

Wanda said...

Oh these are marvelous. But I had to do a double take, with the napping owl, as I thought for a moment it was my husband in his recliner...haha..

Meoww said...

The sleeping owl is my favorite, but my son absolutely loved your shot of the bald eagle!

Wonderful pics

Ann said...

I so love all of these marvelous shots. The sleeping owl has me smiling--it is such an adorable picture.
Ann

Chrissy Brand said...

What wonderful wildlife images- you are talented.

Shooting Parrots said...

As others have said, the panorama shot of the geese is particularly impressive. I love the colour of the sky.

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

Beautiful photos! I may not comment every week, but I always stop by to look at the pictures, and I'm never disappointed!

Joy said...

Wonderful wildlife photos, the snowy owl certainly has personality. I always admire the the patience of wildlife photographers when they stake out for days in a location.

joy said...

I admired your photos, you are good. Dropping by from " ABC Wednesday

Black Jack's Carol said...

Oh Leslie, bears, moose and elk have eluded me as well, but I think we are both lucky to have seen some amazing wildlife. (I did once come across a moose while x-country skiing in Quebec, but that was before my cameroholic days.)

Paula Scott said...

Loving all the wildlife shots and especially loving the panoramic of the snow geese! Quite the drama...

Ann said...

raccoons, are they the ones that smell?

Liz said...

those snow geese are amazing! But all your photos are lovely.

zongrik said...

i have always been in awe of shots of Eagles.

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