Recent Publication – Bird Watcher’s Digest

A townsend's warbler sits atop a cherry blossom, Pacific Grove, CA.
A townsend's warbler sits atop a cherry blossom, Pacific Grove, CA.
A townsend’s warbler sits atop a cherry blossom, Pacific Grove, CA.

The current issue (May/June 2016) of Bird Watcher’s Digest has my photo above published with an article about a group of birders who sought out all 51 wood warbler species in a single year. I got this photo of the Townsend’s Warbler several years ago in Pacific Grove, California, while on the hunt for monarch butterflies. While the butterflies were scarce that day, I was thrilled to get wonderful views of this striking bird, with a color bonus of pink cherry blossoms.

Recent Publication – Boxing Jackrabbits In Bay Nature Magazine

A male and female blacktail jackrabbit engage in a courtship ritual in which the male approaches the female and she wards him off with a leaping and boxing display.
A male and female blacktail jackrabbit engage in a courtship ritual in which the male approaches the female and she wards him off with a leaping and boxing display.
A male and female blacktail jackrabbit engage in a courtship ritual in which the male approaches the female and she wards him off with a leaping and boxing display.
A male and female blacktail jackrabbit engage in a courtship ritual in which the male approaches the female and she wards him off with a leaping and boxing display.
A male and female blacktail jackrabbit engage in a courtship ritual in which the male approaches the female and she wards him off with a leaping and boxing display.
A male and female blacktail jackrabbit engage in a courtship ritual in which the male approaches the female and she wards him off with a leaping and boxing display.
A male and female blacktail jackrabbit engage in a courtship ritual in which the male approaches the female and she wards him off with a leaping and boxing display.

If you live the San Francisco Bay Area, grab the latest issue of Bay Nature Magazine to see an article on boxing jackrabbits featuring my three photos above. The bay is home to many blacktail jackrabbits, and on this occasion I was lucky enough to witness a courtship display of sorts. In this case, one or more males will chase a female, who will in turn ward off her suitor’s advances by rearing up and boxing at him with her front legs. Often, the male will mimic this behavior, giving the appearance of two boxing jackrabbits. The female will continue this behavior until the most aggressive male becomes apparent, at which point she will succumb to his advances.

2015 Round-up – Top 40 Photos Of The Year

The sun sets behind the western horizon, casting the offshore sea stacks into shadow, Bandon, Oregon

I recently finished compiling my top 40 picks from the last 12 months. The gallery is an assortment of my various trips and outings, including trips to India, Mexico and Canada. As always, there is a mixture of bird, wildlife and landscape, including some previously unpublished.

Please enjoy the gallery below. For best viewing (especially if viewing on a mobile device), please click on the following photo:

The sun sets behind the western horizon, casting the offshore sea stacks into shadow, Bandon, Oregon
The sun sets behind the western horizon, casting the offshore sea stacks into shadow, Bandon, Oregon

To view the gallery, click here to see individual photos.


If you are interested in compilations from previous years, please see the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 lists.

Recent Publication – Bugle Magazine

Image of a Roosevelt Elk eating grass was used for an article on and elk's diet in the Sept-Oct 2015 issue of Bugle Magazine.
Image of a Roosevelt Elk eating grass was used for an article on and elk’s diet in the Sept-Oct 2015 issue of Bugle Magazine.

This image of a female Roosevelt elk eating grass was used in the Sept-Oct issue of Bugle Magazine, published by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. It is a published as an interior image with an article about a typical elk diet. This publication broke my all time record – it was requested a mere 3 days after I made it available on my site.