19 | Aug |2019: So lucky to live one block away from Central Park. The water lily is a sign of fertility in some countries. Where there are lilies in the water, the people know the surrounding soil has nutrients and they will plant crops there. I learned this in Madagascar a few years back.
Pollepel Island is said to be were you can find Bannerman’s Castle - a place haunted by its builder and her family after they were mysteriously found dead with their bodies laid in the shape of an “L”. I made all of that up - but it goes with the music and color treatment right!? It’s just a castle on an island on the Hudson that I shot with my drone.
5 | Aug |2019: from top to bottom (I think) Green-crowned Brilliant, Violet Sabrewing, and I’m not sure what the bottom one is. If you find yourself in Monteverde, Costa Rica - stop by Selvatura to see these beauties.
23 | Dec |2018: I’m missing the water today. Here’s a hermit crab I shot in Hawaii last December. It was weird to see it so far down (40 feet) on this coral. She appears to rule over her domain. Vibrant reds caught my eye. Shot this on the 5DS R in the @ikelite housing.
23 | May |2019: I shot this on my iPhone and it’s both a testament to how amazing phone cameras have become and to what great design / architecture can be.
11 | May | 2019: Sometimes the prettiest things are the most dangerous. Pretoria is often called the Lionfish for obvious reasons. Do Not Touch! There’s venom at the tips of those fins. Thank you @justin_muir for access to your exotic fish and aquariums.
4 | April | 2019: Come on Spring! We are all waiting...🐝
25 | March | 2019: When I saw this one seal staring at me while the others slept - all I could think was “Stay Woke!” - what would you caption this?
9 | March | 2019: I’m a fan of architecture mimicking nature. This reminds me of a butterfly proboscis.
1 | March | 2012: Most people run away or try to harm spiders when they see them, but (in most cases) they live in harmony with humans. I found this little jumping spider when I was wonder the beach in Costa Rica a few years back. Can you guess what he is standing on? My finger! That’s how small he is - zoom in and you will see little blue flecks and coloring like glitter on his face. Just beautiful, tiny and beautiful!
9 | October | 2018: I don’t typically do wreck dives, I tend to enjoy coral reefs and animals mainly, but there was something so serene about floating motionlessly and staring at this ship that came to rest on the ocean floor slowly returning from whence it came. Be still today and look slowly and with meaning at the world around you - you will feel connected.
4 | November | 2017: This ball python was very cooperative during our shoot. I love nature! Thanks again @thepetshopaz for sharing your animals with me!
2 | January | 2019: In the last year I’ve been focused on lightening my camera load from testing out the DJI Odom pocket to switching from the canon 5D MK IV to the Sony A7 III - but one of the biggest surprises has come from the pictures my iPhone XS Max has taken. Here’s another winner from the beach in Kauai today.
5 | December | 2018: I bet this is the last thing many creatures have ever seen before they were snatched! 🐙
21 | November | 2018: if you haven’t spent time in Death Valley, then you need to. The US has so many different landscapes and whenever I’m near Las Vegas I take a day drive out to @deathvalleynps
3 | November | 2018: The whole point of my Instagram page is to inspire you to look more closely at the culture and wildlife around you. In this shot I was sitting in the garden staring at a flower when this little sparkles green fellow flew in for some pollen. It was truly delightful to watch. I think it’s a type of sweat bee - does anyone know? Canon 5DS R • f 2.8 • 1/200th • ISO100 • 100mm • MT-26EX
6 | October | 2018: One of the main reasons I take photos is to reveal the beauty in common subjects. I watch people shoo, walk by, and regard this chicken as pests and they might be in some regard but if you sit and watch - you can appreciate just how intricate and beautiful they are.