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Where Nature is Art

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Where Nature is Art

Back County Lake Outside of Ketchikan Alaska

A Destination

A destination can be days away or right outside your window.  My photography takes me to another state of mind and I find I like to travel with only my camera and binoculars.  Traveling in search of something new although the subject may be familiar.

 

Jeff Bleam

byjcb photography

Nature-Landscape

Where Nature is Art

Recent photos

Birds

Whether on the water, in flight, or perching, there is always something new to capture even with the most common of them.

Hooded Merganser, SCZ (CA)

Hooded Merganser, SCZ (CA)

Landscapes

From the shore to the tallest mountains, the land changes as you pass through and as the light changes.

Palouse Hills from Steptoe Butte (WA)

Palouse Hills from Steptoe Butte (WA)

Flora

The beauty of the flora is all around us.  At times, nature is overlooked as if it was background noise.  If you take the time to stop and see.  Respect of nature will follow.

California Poppies, SCZ (CA)

California Poppies, SCZ (CA)

Fauna

Amphibians, ocean and land mammals, and snakes.  The diversity of life on our planets is dominated by one.  We must do what we must to protect it.

Pacific Chorus Frog (Pseudacris regilla), SCZ (CA)

Pacific Chorus Frog (Pseudacris regilla), SCZ (CA)

Insects and allies

Insects can be of B movies monster movies but I find then fascinating on a small scale.

Band-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicinctum), Pyramid Lake, WAS (NV)

Band-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicinctum), Pyramid Lake, WAS (NV)



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Birds


Water, land, and sky.  Predators and prey.

Birds


Water, land, and sky.  Predators and prey.

Steller's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus), Zhupanova River, KAM (RU)

Steller's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus), Zhupanova River, KAM (RU)

 

Always looking for that new bird whether it's a raptor, songbird, or shorebird each one is my favorite when I photograph them. 

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) at Little Washoe Lake, WAS (NV)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) at Little Washoe Lake, WAS (NV)

 Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) taken a Washoe SP (NV)

 Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) taken a Washoe SP (NV)

Protect the Young, Virginia Lake, WAS (NV)

Protect the Young, Virginia Lake, WAS (NV)

Kestrel with catch, Diamond Creek Pond, WAS (NV)

Kestrel with catch, Diamond Creek Pond, WAS (NV)

Brandt's Cormorants, Oystercatchers, Surfbird, Turnstone, and Sanderlings fight the high surf - Baldwin Creek, SCZ (CA)

Brandt's Cormorants, Oystercatchers, Surfbird, Turnstone, and Sanderlings fight the high surf - Baldwin Creek, SCZ (CA)

White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) at Ruby WLR, ELK (NV)

White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) at Ruby WLR, ELK (NV)

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Landscapes


Wide open spaces to close up views

Landscapes


Wide open spaces to close up views

Railroad Bridge at the Palouse (WA)

Railroad Bridge at the Palouse (WA)

Fly over of Mt Siegel

Fly over of Mt Siegel

Fall at Skunk Harbor WAS (NV)

Fall at Skunk Harbor WAS (NV)

Storm Approaches Over Little Washoe Lake, WAS (NV)

Storm Approaches Over Little Washoe Lake, WAS (NV)

 

California is one diverse state and allows you take in a sunrise at the coast and be in some the the most rugged landscapes you can think of.  Worth the down falls the people create.

 

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Flora


Land, sea, and sky

Flora


Land, sea, and sky

 

It's fair to say when you go out and walk in the woods or on a beach, life is all around in the plants and animals.  We take it all for granted thinking there is so many until they are gone like the passenger pigeon.

 

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Fauna


Fauna


Humpbacks off Moss Landing (CA)

Long-beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus capensis)

Damonte Ranch Mustangs, WAS (NV)

Damonte Ranch Mustangs, WAS (NV)

Coyote in morning light, WAS (NV)

Coyote in morning light, WAS (NV)

Sea Otter and pup, MTY (CA)

Sea Otter and pup, MTY (CA)

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Insect and allies


Insect and allies


Common Thread Waisted Wasp (Sphecidae), Pyramid Lake, WAS (NV)

Common Thread Waisted Wasp (Sphecidae), Pyramid Lake, WAS (NV)

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae), SCZ (CA)

California Sister (Adelpha bredowii eulalia), WAS (NV)

Band-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicinctum), Ruby Lake NWR, WHI (NV)

Band-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicinctum), Ruby Lake NWR, WHI (NV)