Apr 30, 2017

Marten Mania

What's better than a Pine Marten in a tree? Two Martens in a tree :-D
 
 

Apr 29, 2017

An Eye For An Eye

In all of my trips to Costa Rica this was the first time I observed this behavior.  Two Toucans were sitting on a branch together in the forest canopy when another toucan appeared and landed on a lower perch.  Immediately one of the toucans above flew down and he started fighting with the new arrival.  They locked bills and fought beside each other until the one toucan flipped upside down on the branch while hanging and spinning the new arrival beak to beak.  After this struggle the intruder flew off completely out of sight while the other toucan seemed to stand guard on that branch until he was sure the other wasn't coming back and he flew back up to the other toucan still waiting on the higher perch in the canopy.

In this photo the intruder was being hung from the other toucan's beak and you can see that the tip of his beak is extremely close to the intruders eye.  Despite its size, the toucan's beak is very light and is composed of bone struts filled with spongy tissue of keratin between them. The bill also has forward-facing serrations which resemble teeth.  I don't know if the eye was injured because he flew off so quickly once he managed to break loose from the others grip...but I think he was probably fine and the only thing injured may have been his pride.

Apr 27, 2017

Puzzle Pieces

Two Yellow-Throated Toucans fighting in Costa Rica

Puzzle Pieces

Two Yellow-Throated Toucans fighting in Costa Rica

Toucan

Yellow-Throated Toucan in Costa Rica

Fox Fun

On Assignment for Canadian Geographic. Red Fox in Algonquin Provincial Park. (Photo: Megan Lorenz/Canadian Geographic)

Apr 25, 2017

Chippy

On Assignment for Canadian Geographic. Chipmunk in Algonquin Provincial Park. (Photo: Megan Lorenz/Canadian Geographic)
 
 

Family

Wild Black Bear Sow and her cub in Ontario
Our Canada May 2017 Issue - Page 44-45

Our Canada LCover

Our Canada May 2017 Issue - Cover image and interior two-page spread of my favorite bears :-D
 

 

Lazy Day

Wild Black Bear Sow in Ontario

Apr 24, 2017

"Get off my back!!"

Burrowing Owlet balancing on mom's back in Florida.

Windows To The Soul

The Ontario Spring Bear Hunt will be starting on May 1st. It breaks my heart and I have no idea how someone could look into the eyes of a bear like this and put a bullet in them. Shameful.
Wild Black Bear Sow in Ontario
 
 

Apr 22, 2017

The Fisherman

On Assignment for Canadian Geographic. Great Blue Heron in Algonquin Provincial Park. (Photo: Megan Lorenz/Canadian Geographic)
 
 
 

Happy Earth Day!!


Atlantic Puffin on the move in Newfoundland, Canada.


Standing Tall

American Marten in Algonquin Provincial Park

Apr 18, 2017

The Grey Ghost

Great Grey Owl in Algonquin Provincial Park
 
 

Apr 17, 2017

Peek-A-Boo

Baby Yellow-Bellied Marmot in the Tetons.
 
 

Downward Dog

Red Fox in Algonquin Provincial Park

Apr 15, 2017

Are you still waiting for a response from me?

I'm mortified! While searching for a message today regarding a workshop - I realized that I've missed many messages for print requests, workshops and other requests and some that were there have mysteriously disappeared.

Please please please.....If you've sent me an email and had no response, contact me! If I initially answered your message about a workshop or other matter and promised I would get back to you at a later date, contact me!

I'm very sorry about this situation and always strive to answer all messages in a timely manner.

SIPA

While investigating a few missing messages and emails today, I was very surprised to find an email informing me that two of my images are finalists in the Siena Photo Awards. Finding this today was lucky since I just made the deadline for submitting the high-res files!!
 
 

Apr 14, 2017

Beary Messy

 "Howard called and he's not pleased about what you did to his freshly painted boathouse and muskoka chairs". 
"But he said he wanted Bear Paint."
"No...he said Behr Paint!"
Last year we were visiting a friend when he got a call from "Howard". He told us to keep our eyes open for this bear and let him know if there was anything different about her. Her new look was quite a surprise when she showed up a few hours later. Bad bear. It's amazing how long it took before all the paint was gone. Didn't take many photos of her for the rest of the month!
 
 

Apr 13, 2017

Stink Eye

Florida Burrowing Owlet giving me the stink eye. Maybe he thought I was going to steal his feather? 

Soon!!

Can't wait to see my girl again....
 
 

Apr 12, 2017

Ms. Marten

I'm going to miss these guys over the summer but good news is that it's almost bear season

Apr 7, 2017

Seeing Double

Great Gray Owl in Algonquin Provincial Park.  This was such a lucky encounter :-D  Heading up to the park in the morning, love Yurt weekends!!!  I was expecting a nice spring trip but it looks like it's still winter up there with lots of fresh snow!

The Foxtrot

Red Fox interaction during breeding time in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

Apr 5, 2017

Take Off!!

Florida Burrowing Owlet

Watch where you're going!!

Red Fox running through the snow in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada

Apr 3, 2017