Photographing wildlife from a moving kayak is fun but the results are always uncertain due to the movement of the river and the subject. Luck happened to be on our side as we watched this elk in Grand Teton National Park.
Not a fish eyed lens but a lens trying to be a fish eye. Seeing things differently…easier said than done..but always worth the effort.
An American Dipper looks to take a morning dip along the shore of a local lake. Seeing him as we paddled around the shore was a bit unusual as I can’t recall actually seeing a Dipper along a lake shore. We previously have only seen them in rivers and streams both of which are considered more typical Dipper habitat. It was good to see this guy working the lakeshore and a nice way to start the day.
Paddling along on a warm summers day. Too late for the morning light yet too early for sunset.
The sun high overhead as Cormorants rest…
a tree reflects…
the Heron ponders the day.
Paddling along with the sun high overhead we gaze into the distance and enjoy summers light on a beautiful summer day.
Three big birds on one little rock made seemingly made for two. A full house indeed yet still a good place to pull up out of the current and just watch the water pass on by. American White Pelicans along the Madison River.
A day spent paddling besides just being good clean fun allows you to see things from water level. Yes, these are birds we see from land, but while floating by in a kayak, seeing mergansers, red-necked grebes and bald eagles from the water provides us with a different perspective.
A common Merganser pair preens while perched on a log.
A Red-Necked Grebe pair courting and strengthening their bond.
An ever watchful immature Bald Eagle perched along the shore. All sighted we can see from land but when seen from the water make them just a bit more special.