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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Tiny droplets

A small spider climbs on its web filled with tiny water droplets on a barbed wire fence along a pasture on a foggy morning near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. 


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

From Russia with slime

It's my slug photo via ZUMAPRESS.com on a Russian news website. Headline translates to: "Eaten on the dispute slug killed an Australian after eight years". Super strange story. Here is a link to a story from the Independent in English.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Young black-tailed buck

A young black tailed deer buck, with just visible spiked antlers, stands in a field with a backdrop of colorful fall leaves along the Umpqua River near Elkton in western Oregon on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Cleared for takeoff

A common merganser gains speed as it takes off from the surface of the Umpqua River near Elkton in western Oregon on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. The common merganser is a large duck found in rivers and lakes in forested areas of Europe, northern and central Asia, and North America.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The beauty of nature

Colorful fall leaves mark a large bald-faced hornet's nest hanging in a tree on a hillside near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Known for their aggressiveness, baldfaced hornets have a unique defense in that they can squirt or spray venom from their stingers into the eyes of nest intruders. The venom causes temporary blindness.

Good news for the world

Good news for the badass Climate Kids, the #youthvgov team, and the world in the journal Nature with my photo via ZUMAPRESS.com.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Is it the hookah smoking newt?

A rough skinned newt climbs over a large mushroom growing on a steep hillside in a forested area near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Recently published work


A few recently published photos from my coverage of the #youthvgov climate change lawsuit: Mashable.com via Yahoo News...
and Geographical.com in the U.K.

The great walnut thief

A Steller's jay makes off with a walnut from the roof of a shed under a tree on a farm near Roseburg in rural western Oregon on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Several of the birds were talking the nuts into nearby trees and using their strong beaks to break open and eat the walnuts from inside the shells.

The one that got away.
That's one happy looking bird.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Emotional day at YouthvGov rally in Eugene


The YouthvGov Trial of the Century was scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 29th, 2018 in Eugene, Oregon. The case had been scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 29, but the United States Supreme Court has temporally stayed the case.  So instead of taking their case to Federal Court today, the plaintiffs, attorneys and staff of Our Children's Trust invited thousands of their supporters to a rally on the steps of the courthouse in Eugene. Around the country, and around the world, close to 70 similar support demonstrations were held. 



















Sunday, October 28, 2018

Fall color

Colorful oak leaves hang from a tree at the Mount Pisgah Arboretum near Eugene on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Fall in Oregon

Black tailed deer walk in a pasture with a backdrop of colorful fall leaves along the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.



Cat and mouse

A domestic shorthaired cat named Eclipse feeds on a rodent which it captured in a nearby field on the back porch of a home near Roseburg in rural western Oregon on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. 


Saturday, October 20, 2018

Roosevelt elk near Elkton

A wild Roosevelt elk bull and several cows stand in a field near the small town of Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Roosevelt elk bulls generally weigh between 700 and 1100 pounds, while cows weigh 575–625 pounds.
A group of cow elk survey the scene from a nearby ridge.

Heron on the rocks

A wild great blue heron steps carefully between rocks in the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.
The heron shakes off dust and small feathers while grooming on the rocks.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Dungeness crab in western Oregon

Fishing guide TODD HANNAH measures the carapace of a Dungeness crab while crabbing on his boat on the Umpqua River near its mouth at the Pacific Ocean in western Oregon on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. In 2009 the Dungeness crab was designated as the state crustacean of Oregon. Seafood Watch has given the Dungeness crab a sustainable seafood rating of 'Good Alternative' to overfished species or fish that is farmed in ways that harm other marine life or the environment.
Tossing a crab trap back.
A full trap is pulled.
Fishing guide Todd Hannah has spent his life on the water in western Oregon.
Shadow enjoys the view as the boat heads back to dock after a day of crabbing at the mouth of the Umpqua River in western Oregon.



Hi, from the Oregon coast

A group of Pacific harbor seals gather on a mud flat near the mouth of the Umpqua River near Reedsport in southwestern Oregon on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The world wide harbor seal population is estimated to be 500,000 individuals.  
A pup and older seals on the mud flat.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

It's all the buzz, recently published work

It's my photo, via AP, of a honey bee in the San Francisco Chronicle's SFGATE.com website. It a cool story about searching for all of the bee species in Oregon.

Another of my bee photos, via ZUMAPRESS.com, used on the whowhatwhy.org site.