Category: Travel

February 16, 2017

Photo tip – Consider the Background

Whenever I am shooting I always consider the background of my image. I search for situations like this, where I can isolate my subject against a nice clean background. So, when a flock of Sulpher Winged Parakeets descended on this apple tree in Costa Rica for a little snack. I quickly dismissed all the birds…
January 21, 2017

The Margay

This beautiful cat is the Margay. On my last trip to Costa Rica myself as well as part of my group were very fortunate to get to spend some quality time with this graceful creature Perfectly adapted for it’s life in the trees… yes the trees, this mostly arboreal cat has the unique ability to…
December 13, 2016

Hunting Coyote

Just back from a week with an awesome group in Yellowstone and the Tetons. We had many great opportunities with Coyote. It seems to me that since the reintroduction of the Wolf the Coyote seem to be much more active during the daylight hours? I believe the Wolves must own the night. Quick tip… If…
May 20, 2016

Toucan Hot Tub

When I first came upon this cavity in the jungle with a Yellow-throated Toucan hanging around. I assumed it was a nest cavity. Imagine my surprise when I returned later and discovered that it was in fact a jungle Toucan hot tub! I spent the next couple of hours watching 4 or 5 Toucans come…
March 29, 2016

Costa Rica

Just returned from back to back sold out Costa Rica Photo Tours. Thanks to all the participants! I was very fortunate to have two excellent groups. Both tours were filled with great fun photographers. Here are a few highlights from the trips. First and foremost the Resplendent Quetzal, a truly amazing bird. Thought by many…
February 24, 2016

Light Painting Red-eyed Treefrogs

I am leaving soon for back to back Costa Rica Photo Tours. I had to remember to bring a powerful flashlight to light paint the nocturnal Red-eyed Treefrogs we will be photographing. A flashlight? Light paint? Huh… why not flash? We do not use flash because it is thought that repeated exposure to flash can…
March 2, 2015

Africa is Awesome

Finally got some time to look through some Africa images here is one of my favorites. I really love the shear drama of this image, which shows a lioness working to separate a calf from its mother in the Ngorongoro Crater. It is so amazing and such a privilege to have life and death struggles…
June 18, 2014

Costa Rica Trip Participant Gallery

Had a great group of photographers on this last Costa Rica tour. Here is a link to a gallery showcasing some of their excellent work.
April 23, 2014

Photo of the Week: Death in the Tall Grass

  Here is another favorite from my recent trip to Tanzania. This little Gazelle is just a few days old. We were lucky enough to see pretty much this whole hunt from beginning to end. Although we were not in the best position to photograph the final chase, I did get some shots but they…
April 2, 2014

Workshop and Photo Tours

I am very excited to announce that I have posted my 2015 Photo Tour and Workshop schedule. Some of the highlights include, Tanzania, Costa Rica, Fall Color in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and introducing a new small group macro photography workshop at my home. Good Luck and Good Light! Steve