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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Orange is the newt when attacked

A rough skinned newt crosses a rain soaked road in western Oregon near Elkton on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. Rough skinned newts produce a highly poisonous neurotoxin in their skin and display they orange underbellies as a warning when they feel threatened.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Massive waves on the Oregon coast

Storm watchers at a viewing area, right, are dwarfed as a massive wave crashes against rocks at Shore Acres State Park near Charleston on the south coast of Oregon on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. The National Weather Service has issued a high surf warning for Oregon  with powerful west swell predicted to create breakers of 28 to 32 feet through Monday afternoon.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Bobcat with remote trail camera

My trail camera had a visit from an beautiful bob cat in a remote area near Elkton in western Oregon last night. I'll be placing the camera in the same spot again and hopefully capture the graceful creature on video.

Monday, December 10, 2018

The early bird

An American robin pulls a worm out of the ground in a pasture on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2018.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Oregon salamander

A western red-backed salamander climbs on a moss covered log on a damp forested hillside near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Hunting northern harrier hawk

A northern harrier hawk lifts off from a field clutching a gopher it caught while hunting near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Parts of Europe and Asia have several kinds of harriers, but North America has only one; the northern harrier. 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Elk hunting in Oregon

Each year the state of Oregon provides two landowner tags to the ranch for the taking of cow elk. The Landowner Preference Program was established to acknowledge the contribution of private lands to support wildlife and provide a form of compensation to landowners for resources used by wildlife. Lily the border collie is not so sure she approves.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mushroom season in Oregon

A small mushroom grows on a decaying log on a damp forested hillside near Elkton in western Oregon on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. 
The fall and winter bring rain and cool temperatures to this part of the Pacific Northwest.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Water dog in her element

Cocoa the chocolate Labrador plays with a stick in the Umpqua River near Elkton in western Oregon on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Playing in the water is absolutely Cocoa's favorite thing in the world. She would rather frolic in the water than eat, and she really loves to eat.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Newt crossing

A rough skinned newt crosses a rain soaked country road near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Sitting pretty

A sharp-shinned hawk perches on a floodlight fixture attached to barn on a farm near Elkton, in rural western Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Sharp-shinned hawks have short wings and long tails that help them maneuver through trees in pursuit of their prey which consists mainly of songbirds. 

Pileated applepecker?

A pileated woodpecker feeds on apples in an orchard on a farm near Elkton in western Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Pileated woodpeckers are the largest woodpeckers in North America (except the Ivory-bill, which is almost certainly extinct).

Friday, November 23, 2018

Thor's Well on the Oregon coast

Sightseer DAVID STALFORD of Marysville, Wash., stand near the opening to Thor's Well along the Oregon coast near Yachats on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. At high tide, or during storms, the hole offers a dramatic view as water rushes through the gap. Researches believe the hole was formed when the roof of a sea cave collapsed.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Rainy day robin

An American robin feeds on holly berries from a roadside bush on a rainy day near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

An apple a day

An American robin feeds on a golden delicious apple in an orchard near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Climate kids photos in zReportage magazine

The magazine zReportage has put together an amazing presentation of my climate kids photos. The publication is an offshoot of the photo agency which has represented my work for many years. You can learn more about the case by visiting

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tough little hummingbird

A rough looking rufous hummingbird scratches his head as it perches on a bush near Elkton in western Oregon on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Most hummingbirds seem to have migrated to warmer climates by this time of year in western Oregon.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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 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

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: via Yahoo News...
and 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.