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nThambo Tree Camp Day 6 – A Legendary Morning!
Day six of my bush adventure at nThambo Tree Camp started as usual with the 5:30 am wake up, but there was a special urgency to get out quickly as word had come to Luan and Issack that we had a “Surprise” awaiting us. A fast drive away from camp, which we c...
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nThambo Day 5 – New Sightings and Old Friends
Day 5 – New sightings and old friends Day 5 at nThambo proved another special day in the bush.
Despite the wintry chill of the 5:30 am wake up, the sights I experienced were once again heartwarming. The morning game drive was highlighted early on with a
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Day 5 at nThambo proved another special day in the bush. Despite the wintry chill of the 5:30 am wake up, the sights I experienced were once again heartwarming. The morning game drive was highlighted early on with a nervous heard of impala drinking at the waterhole as their reflections peered ...
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Day Two at nThambo - a Real Cracker!
  Day two of my safari here at nThambo Tree Camp in the Klaserie
Game Reserve was simply stunning. The combination of wonderful companions from
South Africa, Germany, and England makes for a wonderful international
experience that I wish everyone had a chan...
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Off to South Africa!
Greetings Blue Lion friends! This post is to give you a preview of what’s going to be happening on the Blue Lion Blog over the coming weeks. I am in the process of getting ready to depart on a 3 week trip to South Africa that I am looking forward to sharing...
Greetings Blue Lion friends! This post is to give you a preview of what's going to be happening on the Blue Lion Blog over the coming weeks. I am in the process of getting ready to depart on a 3 week trip to South Africa that I am looking forward to sharing with all of you.
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I'm still enjoying my explorations with #digitalpainting    and worked up this version of my favorite Lilac Breasted Roller from Botswana. It's definitely a bit more "electric" than the original! 
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Enjoying learning new techniques to explore #digitalpainting      - here's my latest take on a Great Grey Owl I photographed this past summer. #birdphotography   #owlphotography    
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Enjoyed reworking my image of an egret flying over the marshes of Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina. In particular I like how the painted nature of the water and grasses contrast with the clarity and whiteness of the egret. ( looks best full screen) #birdphotography   #photography   #digitalpainting   #naturephotos  
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nThambo Tree Camp Day 3 - Big & Small
Day three here at nThambo Tree Camp has proven another exciting
day as game viewing today was a fine mix of large and small. The highlight was
the chance to spend over 30 minutes with my all-time favorite bird, the Lilac
Breasted Roller (LBR). These amazing...
Day three here at nThambo Tree Camp has proven another exciting day as game viewing today was a fine mix of large and small. The highlight was the chance to spend over 30 minutes with my all-time favorite bird, the Lilac Breasted Roller (LBR). These amazingly colorful birds are common here and ...
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Back in Africa!
Greetings from South Africa – I safely arrived two days ago and am happily at home in the bush at the wonderful nThambo Tree Camp in the Klaserie game reserve just to the west of Kruger National Park.  My travels halfway around the world was as pleasant and...
Greetings from South Africa – I safely arrived two days ago and am happily at home in the bush at the wonderful nThambo Tree Camp in the Klaserie game reserve just to the west of Kruger National Park. My travels halfway around the world was as pleasant and uneventful as any 10000 mile voyage ...
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Enjoying learning the ropes with digital painting and thought folks might appreciate - I took the original photo of this Lilac Breasted Roller in Botswana and have "overpainted" it to give the more "electric" look you see here. 
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I'm still enjoying my explorations with #digitalpainting  and worked up this version of my favorite Lilac Breasted Roller from Botswana. It's definitely a bit more "electric" than the original! 
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Enjoying leaning new digital painting techniques to reawaken some of my older images. Here's one of my first - A Great Grey Owl.
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    MAT, 1989 - 1990
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    Biology, 1986 - 1989
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Science Teacher, Nature photographer, Golfer, and a few other things....
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I'm a Science Teacher, Nature Photographer,Husband, and Father, and Grandfather who loves to explore the natural world by traveling, photographing and thinking. 

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I am pleased to begin sharing another way I really enjoy seeing our natural world. These days, many folks feel there is little left to explo

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New Raptors Allow for Increased Education and Research The Avian Conservation Center announced today that it has added three new resident bi

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Learn to improve your photography along the beautiful coast of Big Sur. Professional instructors will cover basic camera functions as well a

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