On our way back to the hotel we stopped at the Logan visitor center in Glacier National Park. We were greeted by a group of Bighorn sheep who were strolling in between the cars on the parking lot. I quickly mounted my telephoto lens on my camera and got this image.
One of the seagulls managed to steal a large piece of bread from a lady that was eating her lunch on the pier in Monterey, CA. The piece was so large that the bird dropped it and seconds later the fight for the food started.
Last Saturday I took a trip to the Merced National Wildlife Refuge. This place is great for nature lovers, bird watchers and of course photographers. During the winter months many migratory birds stop here on their way south. I used a prime 200mm lens to get this shot.
This time of year Lady Bugs (actually beetles) swarm and get ready for winter.
I liked the contrasting colors and shapes in this image. But if you really want to see a swarm of Lady Bugs.
This is actually a small percentage of the Lady Bugs we saw. Lady Bugs hibernate during the winter and are seeking a quiet spot to go to bed. Unfortunately these were on a dry part of the Merced River and I fear that the coming winter weather and spring snow melt might overrun their sleeping quarters. If you have rose bushes and aphids, get some Lady Bugs, no more aphids.