I recently made a trip to the Bronx Zoo in New York. It was a quick visit that was spent mostly in the World of Birds and the Northern Ponds (admiring the baby ducklings) but I did manage to take some photographs of the bears, lions, and African Wild Dogs. To view the photos, go to: http://www.sharoncuartero.com/p880872846
This turkey vulture resides at the Green Chimneys Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center in Brewster, New York. I frequently see these birds flying around in the area where I live but they are often too far away to see their unique features.
This morning I heard a soft hammering sound coming from one of our large front yard trees. I looked up and saw what I believe was a female Pileated Woodpecker drilling away at a branch. She stayed there for awhile giving me enough time grab my camera and take some photos and video.
This raven is one of the non-releasable birds of prey at the Audubon Sharon Center in Sharon, Connecticut.
A recent trip to the farm unfortunately coincided with the harshest part of the day lighting-wise. It’s challenging to take photos when the sun is at its brightest but it can be done. One trick that I like to use is placing the sun either directly above or to the side of my subject.
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"What can reduce a pet’s length of stay in your shelter or rescue from 43 days to 14 days? A great adoption photo."
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