Articles here detail the story behind a certain image, whether it's a technical article on how the image was achieved or an anecdotal article on how the image came about.
Gandering at Geese!
Posted 1/13/2015

Thousands of geese results in hundreds of photos.

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Day Trip Road Trip!
Posted 4/30/2014

11 hours and 197 miles of fun in and around central California.

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Focus on the blur
Posted 2/14/2014

So just how do I get some parts of this image sharp and others not so much?

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Condor Health Checks
Posted 12/5/2013

I was fortunate enough to be able to accompany the staff from the Ventana Wildlife Society as they performed health checks on two condors. Find out why checks are necessary and what's involved.

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Good Days and Not So Good Days
Posted 9/14/2013

See what happens when a condor pair don't have one of their best days.

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Point Sur, Then and Now
Posted 6/18/2013

Point Sur was the subject of a 1946 image created by Ansel Adams.

I was curious to see how much had changed in the subsequent 67 years, so set out to find where Adams' image was taken from and see what it looks like today.

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Apex Predator
Posted 4/4/2013

Everyone seems to love orcas, unless they're in the process of hunting, at which time a lot of people don't want to hear anything more about it.

I was recently privileged to witness orcas hunt both dolphins and whales and wrote this article about that encounter.

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A Coyote in the Valley
Posted 3/14/2013

One of my hopes during a recent visit to Yosemite was to see a coyote hunting and I got supremely lucky.

If you'd like to see what it got up to during its hunting, follow the link below to read the article.

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Orcas Hunt Off The Big Sur Coast
Posted 2/17/2013

Two grey whales hide out in the shallows as orcas hunt sea lions off the coast of Big Sur.

See the orcas in action (warning - if you don't like the sight of blood, don't follow the link) in this article.

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Get Off My Lawn
Posted 2/5/2013

How do condors react when they find other condors in what they perceive as their home trees?

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Give a man a fish...
Posted 1/31/2013

An overview of the approach I take to setting up my camera for different types of shots.

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Orcas Ahoy!
Posted 1/23/2013

I get to cross orcas off my "must see" list during an amazing day on Monterey Bay.

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2012's Day of Days
Posted 1/11/2013

I don't have a favorite photo from 2012, but I do have a favorite day.

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The SS Palo Alto
Posted 12/21/2012

Experimenting with long exposures and water as the sun goes down.

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The Story of "Abbey Road"
Posted 12/11/2012

This image won the Grand Prize in the 2012 Ansel Adams Gallery Photography Competition. Read how it came to be.

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