Monday, March 01, 2021

Tammy Kokjohn Photo Of The Year 2020 - In Her Own Words

I was born and raised in a small town, Ft. Madison, Iowa, right on the Mississippi River. From a very young age, being outdoors was just what... READ MORE

Monday, February 08, 2021

American Pika, Sierra Nevada Near Tioga Pass

These elusive animals, smaller relatives of rabbits, might be tiny (7-8 inches long) but they’re also tough, surviving on rock slopes, talus... READ MORE

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Bobcat, Montaña de Oro State Park, San Luis Obispo County

Henderson and his wife, Alice Cahill, are a competitive team of sorts when it comes to wildlife photography. “We enjoy supporting each other... READ MORE

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Falling For Fishing In The Eastern Sierra

I didn’t mean to fall in love with fishing. Sure, we dated on and off over the years. I did some casting along the North Atlantic as a... READ MORE

Friday, December 04, 2020

White-tailed Kite, Half Moon Bay

Whiting, who lives in the Sacramento area and works for a printing company business, spends much of his spare time camping, usually in dispersed... READ MORE

Monday, November 23, 2020

Curious California Newt

It’s a sure bet that not many Californians have ever seen a California newt (aka orange-bellied newt or taricha torosa). It’s a colorful,... READ MORE

Friday, November 13, 2020

Western Screech Owl, Menlo Park

Western screech owls are small (just 7-10 inches in length) and masters of disguise, with camouflage plumage that is hardly distinguishable... READ MORE

Monday, October 26, 2020

Harrier Hawks, Hayward Regional Shoreline

Northern harriers are a distinctive species of North American hawks that nest on the ground and often can be seen coursing at low altitude,... READ MORE

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Snowy Egret Dance

Snowy egrets are showy birds, especially during mating season, when the crest of plumage on their heads and necks stands straight up in startling... READ MORE

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

We can do this!

I always say, “Give me 90 seconds and I will show you the world.” But this is not my promise to you, on the contrary, it is my challenge.... READ MORE

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Falling In Love With Kayaking

I was living in the Central Valley, traveling to the coast on weekends to surf, camp, and hike. One day, a friend said she was going to rent... READ MORE

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Climbing Over Barriers, From Fear To Courage

I balance on a downed log laid over a muddy part of the trail, feeling the weight of my climbing gear on my back. We make our way down the trail,... READ MORE

Monday, August 17, 2020

Bringing People And Nature Together Was My Job

Each month the USFWS features a different employee working hard for the Service with the 'Co-Worker Connection.' This feature is about Ivette... READ MORE

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

All Roads Lead To Home

Nancy Fernandez, Park Ranger, USFWS, Sweetwater Marsh Unit San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex The sun rises and the early morning... READ MORE

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Build An Inclusive Outdoors With Latino Outdoors

Diversity is vital in nature. Biologically diverse ecosystems are healthy, robust, and resilient. Similarly, an outdoors that welcomes people... READ MORE

Monday, July 13, 2020

The Goal was to Capture a Coyote Hunting

SNOWY COYOTE - Former Winners Take Top Shots Shravan Sundaram Nikon D810 with Nikkor 200-500mm f5.6E ED VR super telephoto lens; settings... READ MORE

Friday, July 10, 2020

Razor-sharp shot of birds in mid-air took considerable technical skill

Bald Eagle and Pelican - Former Winners Take Top Shots Steve Pearce Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 600mm lens with 1.4 extender bringing it to 840... READ MORE

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Howard is an outlier in that he still shoots with slide film

School of Jack Mackerel off San Clemente Island - Former Winners Take Top Shots Ken Howard Nikon F100 film camera; Nikon 17-35 mm wide-angle... READ MORE

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Joint National Park Service & Caltrans Retrofit Project Helps Wildlife

Wildlife, large and small, are getting some help from their biologist friends at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and... READ MORE