Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Lake Superior rocks covered in ice.

Pictured is a Great Gray owl during the winter months near the shoreline of Lake Superior just north of Duluth Minnesota.

Friday, December 23, 2011

November cover Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine

Here's my latest cover for Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine. The November issue covers the cronic waisting disease issue in Wisconsin.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Central Wisconsin Public Lands Portfolio

Here are few photos that I took in the past few years in the central Wisconsin public lands.
Wood County Wildlife Area Rainbow

Whitetail Twins - Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Sandhill Wildlife Area Marsh With Approching

Buena Vista Grasslands Two Track

Great Blue Heron at Sunset - Wood County Wildlife Area

Fair Weather Approching -  Wood County Wildlife Area

Heavy Storm Clouds - Wood County Wildlife Area
Golden Sunrise - Wood County Wildlife Area

Marsh Sunset - Wood County Wildlife Area

Floating Bog After Heavy Rain - Wood County Wisconsin

Loon and Saddle Mound - Wood County Wildlife Area

Marsh Rainbow - Wood County Wildlife Area

Resting Eagle at Sunrise - Wood County Wildlife Area

Meadow Valley Lilly Pad Marsh - Meadow Valley Wildlife Area

Rising Fog Big Lake - Juneau County Wisconsin

Whitetail and Old Oak - Sandhill Wildlife Area

Winter Oak and Fir Abstract - Wood County Wisconsin

North Storm - Wood County Wildlife Area

Blue Winged Teal Family - Necedah National Wildlife Area

Loons and Cranberry Country - Wood County Wisconsin

Flight to Evenings Roost - Wood County Wildlife Area

Paper Birch Reflections - Wood County Wildlife Area

Day After Roost - Lake Dexter County Park

Twilight Moonset - Lake Dexter County Park

Whitetails and Bear Bluff - Juneau County Wisconsin

Wilson's Snipe - Wood County Wildlife Area

Spring on the Sprauge Mather Flowage - Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Spring Marsh Sunset - Wood County Wildlife Area

Otters Family on Ice - Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Monday, October 4, 2010

2010 October Cover Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine

I'm very pleased to announce my newest cover on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine as a Wood County Wildlife Area badger. This photo was taken during the mating season in August. The badger photographed is a female. I have been around badgers enough during mating season that I can identify the sex simply by their behaviors. The female badger has a very mellow and a near tame behavior and easy to photograph where as the male badger is very aggressive and has a point to prove towards anything or anyone that crosses its path. The male badger isn't a good subject to photograph, I have been chased on several occasions while a female was present. To read this article online click here for the link.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Buena Vista Grassland Wildlife Area

Last evening I was at the Buena Vista Grassland in cental Wisconsin and witnessed a large display of prairie knats. As sun set small tornadoes of insects started to pop up throughout the flat terrain. Here are a few photos from the evening. Also I felt creative and took a photograph of some bluestem grass using a blue flash while exposing for the moon.

Insect tornado

Illuminated insects

Bluestem moonrise

Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring Marsh - Wood County Wildlife Area

This is one of my favorite marshes in central Wisconsin. There is always something going on in this area. Trumpeter swans nest in this marsh as well as sandhill cranes and a variety of waterfowl. Soon this marsh will fill with signs of timber wolves, black bear, raccoon, mink a bobcat from time to time. These preditors move in when the marshland birds hatch their clutches thus looking for a quick meal.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

New Wisconsin Endangered Resources License Plate

On Wednesday April 7th I attended the release of the new Wisconsin endangered resources license plate in Madison. The photograph featuring the badger was one of my photographs taken from the Wood County Wildlife Area. This badger photograph is one of my most important photographs; creating an emphasis on endangered resources in Wisconsin. It is projected that the new plate design will generate over one million dollars of extra revenue for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; protecting important land and wildlife throughout the Wisconsin wilderness.