We left Zimbabwe behind this morning and now we are in Botswana. Every picture and place that we have visited so far in Southern Africa pales in comparison to Botswana. The wildlife and scenery are spectacular and our accommodations are absolutely out of this world.…

It is 4:30 AM and it looks like I am the first one outside on this cool, quiet African morning. As I learned later, I could have looked up to see the Southern Cross for the first time in the bright sky overhead, but that…

We are 8 days into our Africa adventure and today (May 7th) finds us rolling out for an early game drive in the Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park. This is the oldest game park in Africa which has its roots at the hunting preserve of Zulu Kings. We…

I’ve still have a regular day job, so rolling out of bed before 5 AM on Saturday is a bit taxing, but the promise of adventure and the notion of getting a new image or two for our galleries usually gets some adrenaline pumping.  This…

Our Facebook feeds were lit up a couple weeks ago with reports from fellow photographers about their elk sightings.   In our area, the best places to see elk are Oconaluftee and Cataloochee,  both of which are on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky…

After seeing another photographer’s beautiful pictures of a Smoky Mountain setting sun. Marcy and I decided to head to the National Park on a recent Sunday (June 24th) to try the shot for ourselves. The weather did not look promising. Thunderstorms had settled down from…

The hope is to see the “Big Five” of Denali National Park Wildlife,  namely grizzly bears, caribou, Dall Sheep, wolves and moose. We achieved that today with just a half-mile to go in our journey as this male moose calf crossed the main highway just…

We met this little gray wolf pup right along the road in Denali National Park.  Our guide had seen him a couple days earlier and just like today, he was alone.  We learned that the wolf pack teaches the pups about territories and hunting and…

We are following a winding 60-mile gravel road deep within Denali National Park with our thoughts focused on the hope of seeing the great mountain.  The guides all tell us that there is only a 30% chance though.  The mountain is completely shrouded in clouds more…

Saturday, June 2, 2018 The plan was to leave the house by 6 AM to attempt some bird photography in Cove Lake State Park, which is located about 20 miles north of Knoxville, Tennesee.   Marcy had heard this was a good place for birds and…