Birds

El Monte Raptor
El Monte Raptor

El Monte, CA - While surveying area trees for signs of Raptor Nests, I spotted a Raptor perched in one of the trees. The Raptor was observing the area and patiently waited for me to postion myself to capture am image. As I did so, I made a noise and the Raptor immediately looked in my direction. That's the Shot! Available Sizes: 40" x 60"; 32" x 48"; 24" x 36"; 16" x 24" Limited Edition - 75

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Black Crowned Night Heron (Juvenile)
Black Crowned Night Heron (Juvenile)

September 16, 2016 - A Juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron perched atop rocks in a lava rock tide pool searching for its next meal. Available Sizes: 40" x 40"; 30" x 30"; 24" x 24"; 18" x 18" Limited Edition - 75

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Springtime in So Cal
Springtime in So Cal

Manhattan Beach, CA - Enjoying a beautiful spring day walking along a somewhat crowded beach I came upon this bird just standing there. Was not bothered by people, so I crawled on the ground to capture his picture using the Manhattan Beach Pier as my background. He (she?) majestically lifted his head for a beautiful pose. I've been told this is a juvenille Brandt Cormorant. Available Sizes: 48" x 36": 40" x 30": 32" x 24": 24" x 18" Limited Edition - 75

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Lilac Breasted Roller
Lilac Breasted Roller

Okavango Delta Botswana (Vumbura Plains Camp) - One of the great surprises in Africa was the great variety and beautifully colorful birds encountered. Loved how this colorful Roller posed perfectly in the late afternoon sunlight for this image. Available Sizes: 24" x 36"; 16" x 24" Limited Edition - 75

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Blue on Blue
Blue on Blue

Marina Del Rey, California - On a beautiful warm January day (1/19/13), on a bike ride along the Ballona Creek bike path when I noticed a large bird that I had never seen before. As I moved in for a better view the bird flew off. Changed to a telephoto lens and came upon another one. Researched when I went home and determined I had photographed a Great Blue Heron. In twelve years had never seen this bird in the South Bay area. Available Sizes: 32" x 48"; 24" x 36"; 16" x 24" Limited Ed - 50

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Standing Tall ("The Hipster")
Standing Tall ("The Hipster")

Marina Del Rey, California - On a beautiful warm January day (1/19/13), same Great Blue Heron as "Blue on Blue". I was getting too close; I later figured out his erect posture is a precursor to taking flight. Available Sizes: 60" x 40"; 48" x 32"; 36" x 24"; 24" x 16" Limited Edition - 75

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Sharing the Sun
Sharing the Sun

Marina Del Rey, California - Riding my bike along the Ballona Creek bike path, encountered a group of Brown Pelicans drying their feathers on the rocks of Ballona Creek. Had never seen this before. Thankfully I almost always bring my camera along. Available Sizes: 32" x 48"; 24" x 36"; 16" x 24" Limited Edition - 50

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Snowy Egret (Costa Rica)
Snowy Egret (Costa Rica)

La Fortuna, Costa Rica - Rafting a local river to view the wildlife and this egret was more than happy to pose for us. Note the yellow feet which are used as bait when they hunt fish. Available Sizes: 24" x 36"; 16" x 24" Limited Edition - 50

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