Waiting for mama. Baby brown bears spend almost 2 1/2 years living with their mother. They watch her carefully and copy everything she does, learning all of her methods for locating and hunting for food. What a thrill to be wading in the river close by to these amazing animals. When I captured this image the group had gone ahead and I lingered behind, the scene so beautiful I hated to leave. I watched as the 3 cubs made their way through the bushes and up the hill, assuming their mama was right behind them. At the moment this little cub realized she was still in the river, it stood at the edge, watching her and patiently waiting. No words need to be spoken, the scene says it all. “I’m waiting for you mama”. I am not an artist, I cannot draw or paint to save my life. Photography is my creative outlet and I love the freedom I have to create unique and special portraits. I made this image to resemble a dreamy oil painting. I hope that it will stir an emotion inside of each viewer and put you there with me at that moment in time. #bear#brownbear#grizzly#grizzlybear#cubs#katmai#alaska#wildlife#wildlifephotography
So happy that all of My Sri Lanka trip is booked and paid for! Can’t wait to explore the island during my 30th Birthday and see all the amazing things it has to offer! Like these beauties 📷 by my talent Dad @paclett when he was in Sri Lanka a few years ago.
Male Baltimore Oriole, Icterus Galbula, many Baltimore's and orchard oriole, nest on and around our property. We even have a nesting Baltimore family each year in our side yard beside our home within feet from our feeding stations. They usually occupy the same beautiful hanging nest each year that the female repairs upon their return each season (the females make and repair the nests). Not only do we live only a couple miles away from a beautiful century farm, West Orchards, we also live on a property that was a grape vineyard & fruit/vegetable farm over 100 yrs ago. There are still wild Concord grapes, apples, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc., that all grow wild on our property to this day, that attract these birds, and orchard orioles, to raise their families here. Only a portion of their diet consists of nectar and overly ripe fruits. Although, if you want to see them front row and center, these birds love a fresh supply of fruit preserves offered daily. Their bodies transfer sugars into fats for their essential migration, which they are preparing for each summer to head out soon before the cold season hits us up north to winter is Central and South Americas. Otherwise, a majority of their diet is insects, they use the protein to raise their young and for molting before each migration.
This Saturday is my solo opener! I hope to see you there to celebrate with me, it would mean the world to me!
Aug 18-Sept 1, M-Sa 12-6pm, +appointments available. FREE Opening reception, Sat, Aug 18th, 6-9pm, at Art on Madison ( @art_on_madison ) in Lakewood, OH, USA. FREE Closing reception, Sat, Sept 1st 6-9pm. Details and directions for all my shows can be found on my calendar on my website. Please sign up to my newsletter as well. www.catswartz.com
Currently running until Sept, 2 photos are in Photographers Only show, both matted/framed photos are available for purchase at Stella's Art Gallery (@stellas_art_gallery ), Mentor, OH, USA. See calendar for details at www.catswartz.com
It is a pity indeed to travel and not get this essential sense of landscape values. You do not need a sixth sense for it. It is there if you just close your eyes and breathe softly through your nose; you will hear the whispered message, for all landscapes ask the same question in the same whisper. 'I am watching you -- are you watching yourself in me?' Most travelers hurry too much...the great thing is to try and travel with the eyes of the spirit wide open, and not to much factual information. To tune in, without reverence, idly -- but with real inward attention. It is to be had for the feeling...you can extract the essence of a place once you know how. If you just get as still as a needle, you'll be there.
Lawrence Durrell, Spirit of Place
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Puffin with sand eels in his beak 👀.
Did you know: A puffin's beak is specialized to hold many fish, and its raspy tongue holds fish against spines on the palate, so the hunter is able to open its beak to capture more. •
We did it! First underwater photos of bowhead whales! It was incredible experience in Wild Coast of Russia.
Мы вернулись из нашей удивительной экспедиции по Охотскому морю. Главная цель достигнута - мы сделали первые в истории подводные фотографии гренландских китов! Особенно приятно, что у нас получилось не беспокоить животных, подходя к ним бесшумно на сапах.