Author Archives: Tom


Burrowing Owls

I’ll bet that the first time you see a Burrowing Owl, you’ll smile. These small owls with big yellow eyes seem to look directly into your soul. Unlike most other owls, Burrowing Owls – as […]

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Great Horned Owlets

Spring brings nature’s babies, and few babies are cuter than Great Horned Owlets. The following photographs were taken over about a three-week period. They demonstrate how fast these young owls grow, and ultimately fledge. Their […]

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I Believe I Can Fly

With the coronavirus keeping most of the world close at home, it’s really tough to stay indoors. It’s even more difficult when you look out the window and see all the birds perched in the […]

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Bald Eagles on the James River

Last week I was fortunate to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to photograph Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons and Ospreys along Virginia’s James River near Richmond. My wife Pam and I were in Virginia to attend […]

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Triple D & Kalispell

I love photographing wildlife. My wife Pam loves painting wildlife. These similar artistic pursuits share wildlife as a common theme. We recently discovered a wonderful opportunity to bring photography, painting and wildlife together in one […]

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Hot Off The Press

I’m very happy to have one of my photographs appear on the cover of the Netherlands Ornithologists’ Union’s latest edition. It features my photograph of a Cactus Wren. Ardea – the journal’s title – is […]

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April — Owls and More

One of the nice things about April in the desert southwest is the new birth of animal life, especially the birds. This April I was very fortunate to find some Great Horned Owlets nestled into […]

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March — Spring is for the Birds

March brought some early rainy days, but later in the month the skies cleared and brought out many birds in and around the Scottsdale, Arizona area. Spring is a great time for getting out and […]

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February Favorites

I try to take photographs of wildlife nearly every day if my schedule permits and the weather cooperates. Birds continue to be one of my favorite subjects, and here are a few I’ve taken during […]

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Northern Cardinals

One of the most striking birds you’re likely to encounter in the Sonoran Desert is the Northern Cardinal. Their bright red feathers distinguish them from any other desert bird. Although they’re easy to spot, they’re […]

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