There was 65-70 percent coverage of the solar eclipse here in Connecticut. My impromptu attempt at a photo involved overlapping two neutral density filters, holding it up to the sky and (very) quickly taking a picture.
The Congo Gorilla Forest is one of my favorite exhibits at the Bronx Zoo in New York. It can be a “hit or miss” viewing experience but this past weekend, the crowds were small and three of the gorillas happened to be congregating near the front of the exhibit. The gorilla pictured here looked like he was deep ignoring the playful movements of his friends that were climbing and throwing around branches and leaves.
I chose to remove all color distractions and create a black and white image that would hopefully capture this gorilla’s reflective mood and draw attention to his face, specifically his eyes.
One of my favorite places in the world is Yaquina Head Natural Outstanding Area in Newport, Oregon. The lighthouse is Oregon’s tallest and was first lit on August 20, 1863. Wildlife viewing is abundant from the spouting grey whales to the harbor seals frolicking and laying on near-shore rocks. Up to 65,000 common murres arrive at Yaquina in the spring.
Sometimes video can capture moments in a way that photos cannot. Below is a short scenic compilation that I put together of my recent visit to Yaquina Head.
Harbor seals lay on near-shore rocks at Yaquina Head Natural Outstanding Area in Newport, Oregon.
A barn swallow chick waits to be fed in a mud nest built against some wooden barn beams.
The earlier I hit the hiking trails, the more wildlife I see. It is definitely worth the effort!
A student at Green Chimneys has been wanting to make a documentary about their Dog Interaction Program for quite some time and the organization's Farm Manager was determined to make that happen for this young man. As the volunteer video editor, I feel privileged to be able to work with both of them on this very special project.
Here is the trailer: