Serengeti Pit Stop. There are no amenities at the eastern entrance to Serengeti National Park. The official eastern Naabi Hill Gate is another 25km to the west; this is just a flat place to stop so weary riders can stretch at the dividing frontier between the national park to the west and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the east. The dry season of an East African winter has begun. Image made June 22, 2017. Nikon D500 AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED [II], ƒ/16, 18mm (DX 27mm), 1/1000th sec., ISO 400.
Prothonotary warbler by the James River below Richmond, Va. Photo made during a birding cruise from the Deep Bottom Boat Ramp on June 23, 2018. Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G1, ƒ/6.3, 600mm (DX 900mm), 1/350th sec., ISO 1600.
Duel in the Sky! This bald eagle and osprey don’t seem to be playing very well together above the James River near Richmond, Va. Photo made June 23, 2018, while on a birding cruise from the Deep Bottom Boat Ramp in Henrico County. Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3 G1 lens, ƒ/8, 460mm (DX 690mm), 1/8000th sec., ISO 1600
A fawn in the front yard. Not a rare occurrence but always a pleasant one, especially since all the daylilies are nibbled off and the dogs aren’t going nuts. This photo was shot through a closed front window on July 31, 2018. Nikon D500, AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED [II], ƒ/8, 200mm (DX 300mm), 1/350th sec., ISO1600.
Twin fawns in search of daylilies to poach in our front yard. No lilies, but plenty of grass. (Can’t mow; too wet.) This photo was made July 31, 2018, at my home. Nikon D500, AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED [II], ƒ/8, 200mm (DX 300mm), 1/350th sec., ISO1600
Here’s “Little David,” doing a good job of keeping folks away from Ernie’s restaurant in downtown Roanoke. It was closed for New Year’s Day anyway — the day on which this picture was made. Nikon D500, Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM, ƒ/1.8, 18mm (DX 27mm), 1/750th sec., ISO100
Pelican in flight above the St. Johns River at Mayport, Fla. This image was made Jan. 14, 2019. Nikon D500, AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED [II], ƒ/11, 200mm (DX 300mm), 1/1500th sec., ISO200