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I'm a Science Teacher, Nature Photographer, Husband, Father, and Grandfather who loves to explore the natural world by traveling, photographing and thinking. 


Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 Blue Lion Year in Review- Part 2 of 6

Here is Part Two of my yearly review of the images I have produced during 2013. If you missed the first installment, you can view them here: 2013 Blue Lion Year in Review- Part 1 of 6

These 6 images are start of my "Top Twenty" images of the year. Please feel encouraged to let me know which of these is your personal favorite in the comments section below. I greatly value knowing what Blue Lion viewers enjoy the most! I really enjoy getting to see my photographs through YOUR perspective!  

Your can see higher resolution versions of each of these images on my website by clicking in the images here. All of these images are available for purchase as well from my website (  
#20: Bald Eagle Scouting for Lunch ~ Hagerman NWR, Sherman, TX
#19: Burrowing Owl (Captive) ~ Hagerman NWR, Sherman, TX
Longing for Home
#18: "Longing for Home" ~ Civil War Reenactment, Allen, TX 
#17 (tie): "Moonrise Over Allen" ~ Allen, TX
Addra Gazelles
#17 (tie): Addra Gazelles ~ Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX 
#16: "Sassy Cardinal" ~ Allen, TX
One lesson any aspiring nature photographer can take away from this collection of photos is that you can get very good subject matter close to home. While I have been very lucky to travel to some great places to shoot nature, all of these images were shot within a two hour drive of my home and several were shot within minutes of my house! If you are willing to look closely at the daily world around you, you can find intriguing subject matter! 

CLICK on PART 3 to see the next installment in the series! 


barbara l. hale said...

All the images are wonderful, but I particularly like the owl close-up and the cardinal.

Cynthia McWilliams said...

Good much can be found close to home.. I chose here, the moon and the Cardinal.