Cozy Red Fox Kit

Cozy Red Fox Kit

This kit was one of seven occupying a den I found in 2013. After several days of spending time around them, this one became comfortable enough to approach me to within 7 yards.

Banded Mallard Drake

Banded Mallard Drake

Banded waterfowl are relatively uncommon in the wild, and it wasn't until I looked at this image on my computer that I noticed his bling. While common, the mallard drake's plumage is both classic and colorful

Pronghorn Broadside

Pronghorn Broadside

A buck pronghorn antelope keeps an eye on a rival male during the Fall rutting season.

Tiger in the Hand

Tiger in the Hand

A high country tiger trout comes to hand, displaying the buttery yellow colors and heavy markings typical of the species.

Incoming

Incoming

An mature bald eagle in the golden light of a Winter morning showing an impressive wingspan. 

Nighthawk

Nighthawk

A Nighthawk GRP II Recon model 1911 chambered in .45acp, photographed in the studio on custom-finished diamond plate.

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Lady Mandarin

Lady Mandarin

This is the first wild mandarin duck I came across. She was traveling with a flock of wood ducks, and the hens of both species look very similar.

High Altitude Cast

High Altitude Cast

Angler Cody Colvin casts to brook trout at an alpine stillwater in Utah. This image was created using a blue & gold filter on the lens to enhance the natural tones of the clear water.

Blue and Gold

Blue and Gold

A drake common goldeneye shows off his namesake amid blue surface reflections.

Alpine Beauty

Alpine Beauty

Utah's high country produces beautiful trout with spectacular markings and coloration.

Vortex Optics

Vortex Optics

Studio product photography of the Vortex Optics Razor HD 10x42 binocular on custom-finished perforated aluminum.

Curiosity

Curiosity

The golden light of sunset was just beginning to fade when I got the opportunity to photograph this amazing red fox kit from just a few paces away.  I had to kneel down in about 6" of swamp muck in order to get an eye-level shot.  A ruined pair of jeans resulted, but perspective is key in animal portraiture.

Spotted Towhee

Spotted Towhee

The spotted towhee is one of the "large sparrows," which has always seemed like something of an oxymoron. Contrasts between their black, rufous, and white plumage along with a brilliantly-colored eye make them a beautiful song bird to observe.

Vigilance

Vigilance

This buck pronghorn was vigorously defending his lady friends from a competing male, and paid little attention to me despite the fact that I was 12 yards away.

Redhead

Redhead

The drake redhead has always been a nemesis bird for me, as they tend to be shy and flighty.  After many failed attempts over the years, I very much enjoyed photographing this male from a distance of perhaps 8 yards.

Dripping Rainbow

Dripping Rainbow

A well-marked Eagle Lake strain rainbow trout drips momentarily in the morning sun before being returned to the water.

Evoke

Evoke

Studio product photography of the Sage Evoke 8 fly reel on a carbon fiber sweep.

Golden Gadwall

Golden Gadwall

Fall is a great time for colorful surface reflections, and here a drake gadwall is captured in the bounce light from aspen leaves.

Surfacing Tiger

Surfacing Tiger

A tiger trout at the surface at a high-elevation Utah lake.

Preening

Preening

A mallard hen preens her feathers in the early morning light. The image was taken from a distance of 7 feet.