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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Fall Creek Falls in Oregon

Water rushes over the Fall Creek Falls in the Umpqua National Forest in rain soaked western Oregon near Glide. on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Bobcat in Oregon

A wild bobcat stretches as it walks along the edge of a field near the Umpqua River in southwestern Oregon. 

The elusive bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a North American cat which ranges from southern Canada to central Mexico, including most of the contiguous United States.

Bobcats are not endangered in the United States, but their populations in some areas are very low due to over hunting and trapping along with competition from coyotes and domestic animals.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Just a little mushroom

A small mushroom grows on a moss covered log on a forested hillside in western Oregon on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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Bath time

A black tailed deer doe licks her fawn in a field along a country road in western Oregon near Elkton on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017.

The rainbow connection

A rainbow lights up the sky over a forested hillside as seen from a winding country road in rain soaked western Oregon near Elkton on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Clan of the cave dog

A Labrador emerges from a small cave after retrieving a stick on a mossy hillside near Elkton in damp western Oregon on  Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

Trail camera fun

Watch for the swimming raccoons and the three-legged coyote... 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

#Youthvgov in San Francisco

It was a day of networking and education for the #youthvgov team in San Francisco on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. On Monday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument over whether the Trump Administration can evade trial currently set for February 5, 2018. 

On Monday, December 11, #youthvgov plaintiffs stand before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to ask that their case be allowed to proceed to trial, despite the Trump administration's efforts to dismiss this case and deny the rights of a generation.

"What strikes me most is that our generation is not really heard when it comes to the question: In what kind of world do we want to live in the future?"

"'Every week, or even every day, that our trial is delayed is time I spend further worrying about the stability of our climate system and the security of my future,' Kelsey Juliana.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

San Francisco at night

The carousel at Pier 39 in San Francisco, California on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.
A streetcar in downtown San Francisco on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Urban wildlife in Miami

I'm visiting Miami, Florida on a photo assignment. Had some time to walk around town this morning and I couldn't help myself but to shoot some wildlife photos.

A large wild iguana climbs through a mangrove tree just a few miles south of downtown Miami, Florida on Monday Dec. 4, 2017.

A couple of cute small lizards along an old wall.

I was surprised to see a feral chicken and her chick in downtown Miami.

A small Canis lupus familiaris and it's human watch the sunrise from the break wall around Brickell Key just off downtown Miami.

A dead rat on bark mulch at the base of a palm tree on Brickell Key.

A feral urban rooster.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Miami Beach at night

Night life along Ocean Drive in the Art Deco District of Miami Beach, Florida on Sunday Dec. 3, 2017. 

I'm in Miami on a photo job.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Amphibian encounter

A rough skinned newt crawls over an oak leaf on a wooded hillside near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. Rough skinned newts are amphibians. In the fall and early winter they can be found on land as they migrate to their mating areas in ponds and waterways.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Bird on a wire

A small sparrow puffs up its feathers as it perches on an electric fence around an orchard during a rain shower in rural western Oregon on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Birds puff up their feathers in order to trap more air in them, which is then warmed by their body heat and keeps the bird warm on a cold winter day.
Another sparrow hangs on as the wind blows and the rain falls sideways. 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Wet weather in the West

A small seasonal creek rushes down a mossy hillside in rain soaked western Oregon near Elkton on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. According to the National Weather Service a series of weather systems will travel from Alaska to the west coast of the U.S. this week bringing rain, gusty winds, and mountain snow. 

Friday, November 24, 2017

Pileated woodpecker in Oregon

A pileated woodpecker forages for insects under the bark of a moss covered dead oak tree on a forested hillside near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. It is the second-largest woodpecker in the United States, after the critically endangered and possibly extinct, ivory-billed woodpecker. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mushrooms in the wild

Three small wild mushrooms displayed on a fall leaf in damp western Oregon on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.

A pair of delicate mushrooms grow on a moss covered log.

Water drops form on a leaf