Showing posts with label wildlife portrait. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wildlife portrait. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Whitetails In The Winter Mist ...

“I please myself with the graces of the winter scenery, and believe that we are as much touched by it as by the genial influences of summer.”
                      ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
                                ~ 1803-1882

Four beautiful white-tailed deer does show off their whitetails in the winter mist as a light rain falls in the late afternoon in the park.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Buck In The Falling Snow ...

“… I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief …
For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”

           ~ “The Peace of Wild Things”
                   ~ Wendell Berry
                        ~ born 1934
         ~ American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic & farmer

A beautiful four point white-tailed deer buck strikes a majestic pose as a peaceful hush sweeps across the field as a midwinter snowfall begins cascading from the sky in this high contrast monochrome shot I captured in the park in the late afternoon of a February day.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Easy, Breezy Butterfly ...

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
                  ~ Confucius
                        ~ 551 BC-479 BC
A sweet white butterfly alights on a flower during a breezy, beautiful late September afternoon along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap.

In the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, the Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania, is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the D&L Trail. 

The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.