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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 what B monster movies are made of 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)

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

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

Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica): Shawnee SP, SCI (OH)

Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica): Shawnee SP, SCI (OH)

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus), Rocky Fork Road, SCI (OH)

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus), Rocky Fork Road, SCI (OH)

Swainson's Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii), Red River Gorge - Rock Bridge Road, WOL (KY)

Swainson's Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii), Red River Gorge - Rock Bridge Road, WOL (KY)

Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor): Red River Gorge - Rock Bridge Road, WOL (KY)

Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor): Red River Gorge - Rock Bridge Road, WOL (KY)

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus), Red River Gorge - Rock Bridge Road, WOL (KY)

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus), Red River Gorge - Rock Bridge Road, WOL (KY)

Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa), SF Rd 2 to Pond Lick Rd, SCI (OH)

Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa), SF Rd 2 to Pond Lick Rd, SCI (OH)

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia), Magee Marsh - Boardwalk, LUC (OH)

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia), Magee Marsh - Boardwalk, LUC (OH)

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum), Magee Marsh - Boardwalk, LUC (OH)

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum), Magee Marsh - Boardwalk, LUC (OH)

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana), Magee Marsh - Boardwalk, LUC (OH)

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana), Magee Marsh - Boardwalk, LUC (OH)

Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina), Magee Marsh - Boardwalk, LUC (OH)

Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina), Magee Marsh - Boardwalk, LUC (OH)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), Tawas Point SP, ISO (MI)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), Tawas Point SP, ISO (MI)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), Metzger Marsh, LUC (OH)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), Metzger Marsh, LUC (OH)

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca), Magee Marsh - Boardwalk, LUC (OH)

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca), Magee Marsh - Boardwalk, LUC (OH)

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla), Au Stable SF - Big Creek Rd, ARE (MI)

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla), Au Stable SF - Big Creek Rd, ARE (MI)

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla), Magee Marsh - Boardwalk, LUC (OH)

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla), Magee Marsh - Boardwalk, LUC (OH)

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea), Magee Marsh - Causeway, LUC (OH)

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea), Magee Marsh - Causeway, LUC (OH)

Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea), Magee Marsh - Causeway, LUC (OH)

Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea), Magee Marsh - Causeway, LUC (OH)

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra), Oak Openings, LUC (OH)

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra), Oak Openings, LUC (OH)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus): Edge of Appalachia Preserve, ADM (OH)

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus): Edge of Appalachia Preserve, ADM (OH)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla), Hartwick Pines SP, CRA (MI)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla), Hartwick Pines SP, CRA (MI)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera), Au Stable SF - Big Creek Rd, ARE (MI)

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera), Au Stable SF - Big Creek Rd, ARE (MI)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), Hartwick Pines SP, CRA (MI)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), Hartwick Pines SP, CRA (MI)

Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera), Au Stable SF - Big Creek Rd, ARE (MI)

Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera), Au Stable SF - Big Creek Rd, ARE (MI)

Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens), Tawas Point SP, ISO (MI)

Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens), Tawas Point SP, ISO (MI)

Magee Marsh - Boardwalk, LUC (OH)

Magee Marsh - Boardwalk, LUC (OH)

Kirtland's Warbler (Setophaga kirtlandii), Curtis Road, IOS (MI)

Kirtland's Warbler (Setophaga kirtlandii), Curtis Road, IOS (MI)

Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus), Hartwick Pines SP, CRA (MI)

Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus), Hartwick Pines SP, CRA (MI)

Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus), Hartwick Pines SP, CRA (MI)

Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus), Hartwick Pines SP, CRA (MI)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus), Hartwick Pines SP, CRA (MI)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus), Hartwick Pines SP, CRA (MI)

 

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

Palouse Sunset (WA)

Palouse Sunset (WA)

Stream flowing to Lone Tree, Palouse (WA)

Stream flowing to Lone Tree, Palouse (WA)

Lone Tree in field of Wheat, Palouse (WA)

Lone Tree in field of Wheat, Palouse (WA)

Palouse Falls (WA)   

Palouse Falls (WA)

 

Lone Tree at Sunset, Palouse (WA)

Lone Tree at Sunset, Palouse (WA)

Railroad Bridge at the Palouse (WA)

Railroad Bridge at the Palouse (WA)

Fly over of Mt Siegel

Fly over of Mt Siegel

Skunk Harbor Fall Meadow, Washoe Co. NV (Oct 16, 2014)

Skunk Harbor Fall Meadow, Washoe Co. NV (Oct 16, 2014)

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.

 

Flax (Linum usitatissimum)

Flax (Linum usitatissimum)

Commander Island Lily

Commander Island Lily

Upland Larkspur ((Delphinium nuttallianum)

Upland Larkspur ((Delphinium nuttallianum)

Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)

Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)

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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)