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Squaw Creek Eagles - A couple of eagles at Squaw Creek NWR, northwest Missouri, January 2016.
Bald eagle, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri.
Juvenile Bald eagle, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri.
Elk hiding in the tallgrass prairie, Neal Smith NWR, Iowa.
Elk, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Iowa.


Los Angeles - Work assignment in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles City Hall, as seen from the memorial in Little Tokyo for Challenger astronaut Ellison Onizuka.
Challenger Memorial
Another view of Los Angeles City Hall.
Random street scene in downtown Los Angeles.  I have no idea why these guys were carrying around a giant dino balloon.
Mercury-Redstone 2 capsule which carried a chimp into space in January 1961, three months prior to the first human launch.  California Science Center, Los Angeles.
Mercury-Redstone 2
Gemini 11, September 1966.  California Science Center, Los Angeles.
Gemini 11
This was supposed to be Apollo 18, but after the program was cancelled it was used for the Apollo-Soyuz flight in 1975.  California Science Center, Los Angeles.
Apollo-Soyuz
Viking lander, Mars, 1976.  California Science Center, Los Angeles.
Viking lander
Statue of Jerry West, Staples Center, Los Angeles.
Statue of Kareem, Staples Center, Los Angeles.
Statue of Magic, Staples Center, Los Angeles.
Giraffe, San Diego Zoo.
Cabrillo National Monument overlooking San Diego Bay.
Cabrillo National Monument overlooking San Diego Bay.
Flower in Santa Barbara, CA.


Black Hills and the Transit of Mercury - Various images collected in May 2016, including trailcam and other wildlife in the Black Hills and one from the Transit of Mercury on May 9.
Trailcam image from Wind Cave National Park in May 2016, you need to look closely at upper right to see a coyote starting to chase a deer.
Trailcam image from Wind Cave National Park in November 2015, coyote in the snow.
Trailcam image from Wind Cave National Park in April 2016, elk in snow.
Bison with baby, Custer State Park, May 2016.
Bison with baby, Custer State Park, May 2016.
Bison with baby, Custer State Park, May 2016.
Baby bison, Custer State Park, May 2016.
Mountain Bluebird, Custer State Park, May 2016.
Mountain Bluebird bringing home food for hatchlings, Custer State Park, May 2016.
A bad image of the Transit of Mercury, May 9, 2016, shot with the old G6 camera through Televue 85 telescope.  Mercury is the dot toward the lower left.  The day was mostly cloudy/hazy and I was surprised to get anything at all.  For some of my better sun images, see the Partial Eclipse from 2014, the Transit of Venus from 2004, or the Annual Eclipse as seen from Iceland in 2003.


Sioux Falls Air Show - Blue Angels and classic warbirds, Sioux Falls Air Show, July 23-24, 2016.
B-17 Sentimental Journey.
B-17 Sent. Journey
B-17 Sentimental Journey.
B-17 Sent. Journey
B-17 Sentimental Journey.
B-17 Sent. Journey
B-17 Sentimental Journey.
B-17 Sent. Journey
B-25.
B-25
B-25.
B-25
B-25.
TBM Avenger.
TBM Avenger.
F-16.
F-16.
AV-8 Harrier
AV-8 Harrier
AV-8 Harrier
Heritage Flight, F-16 and P-38.
Japanese Zero.
Blue Angels.
Blue Angels.
Blue Angels.
Blue Angels.
Blue Angels.
B-17 Sentimental Journey.
B-17 Sent. Journey


Omaha Elk - Elk and other North American wildlife at the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari near Omaha, October 2016.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Screech Owl, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Screech Owls, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Kestrel, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Kestrel, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Wolves, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Black bear, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Black bear, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.


Utah National Parks - Images from Utah's national parks, October 2016.
Backlit hoodoos outlined against the cliffs of Bryce Canyon.
Bryce Canyon, UT
Bryce Canyon National Park.
Three Patriarchs, Zion National Park.
Arches National Park.
Clarkīs Nutcracker, Bryce Canyon National Park.
Zion National Park.


Aerial Skiers, Park City - U.S. ski team members practicing at the Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.
Aerial skiers at U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Park City, UT.


Trailcam check - Wind Cave National Park, photos from my trailcams for the past six months through October 2016.
Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park.
Elk on Moultrie trailcam, Wind Cave National Park.  Compare to following image on Primos trailcam.
Elk on Primos trailcam, Wind Cave National Park.  Compare to previous image on Moultrie trailcam.
Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park.
Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park.
Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park.
Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park.
Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park.  Based on other images in this sequence, I estimate more than 20 elk passed through this area at this time.
Elk on trailcam just before dawn, Wind Cave National Park.
Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park.
Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park.
Coyote on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park.
Distant SLR shot of elk while hiking down to my trailcam location, Wind Cave National Park.


Badlands - Badlands National Park, a Rocky Mountain Bighorn working his way down a cliff, October 2016.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep on a sheer cliff in the Badlands.
Badlands Bighorn
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.


Black Hills and Badlands, November 2016 - Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park, and Badlands National Park, November 2016. Bighorns, elk, coyote and more.
Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park.
Black Hills Elk
Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park.
Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park.
Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park.
Elk carrying a magpie, Wind Cave National Park.
Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park.
Distant view of elk, Wind Cave National Park.
Bison getting a drink, Custer State Park.
Bison herd, Custer State Park.
Pronghorn, Custer State Park.
Whitetail deer, Custer State Park.
Turkey, Wind Cave National Park.
Turkey, Wind Cave National Park.
Prairie dog on the alert, Wind Cave National Park.
Prairie dog fattening up for winter, Wind Cave National Park.
Prairie dog looking for coyotes, Wind Cave National Park.
Coyote scoping out a prairie dog town, Wind Cave National Park.
Coyote, Wind Cave National Park.
From the looks of this coyote, he has had a good summer hunting prairie dogs, Wind Cave National Park.
Black Hills Coyote
Weird cloud formations, along the Mickelson Trail north of Hill City.
Bighorn, Badlands National Park.
Bighorn, Badlands National Park.
Bighorn, Badlands National Park.
Bighorn, Badlands National Park.
Bighorn, Badlands National Park.
Bighorn ewe taking it easy, Badlands National Park.
Flock of seven bighorns (two out of frame to the left), Badlands National Park.
Bighorn lamb, Badlands National Park.
Bighorn ewe portrait, Badlands National Park.
Bighorn (part of different group than preceding images), Badlands National Park.
Bighorn with a wild look in his eye (see next image), Badlands National Park.
Bighorn with a wild look in his eye (itīs that time of year), Badlands National Park.
Bighorn and his harem, Badlands National Park.
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Badlands National Park.
Badlands Bighorn
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Badlands National Park.
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Badlands National Park.
The last rays of the setting sun light the Badlands as the almost-full moon rises.


Black Hills and Badlands - Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park, and Badlands National Park, April 2017. Bighorns, bison, elk, bluebirds.
An elk on trailcam in Wind Cave National Park, SD.
An elk on trailcam in Wind Cave National Park, SD.
An elk on trailcam in Wind Cave National Park, SD.
An elk on trailcam in Wind Cave National Park, SD.
An elk on trailcam in Wind Cave National Park, SD.
An elk on trailcam in Wind Cave National Park, SD.


Top 10 South Dakota Elk images (Trailcam) - Favorite trailcam images of South Dakota elk 2007-17 from Wind Cave National Park.
Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park.
Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park.  Based on other images in this sequence, I estimate more than 20 elk passed through this area at this time.


Top 10 South Dakota Elk images (SLR) - Favorite SLR images of South Dakota elk 2007-17 from Wind Cave National Park.
Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park.
Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park.
Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park.
Distant SLR shot of elk while hiking down to my trailcam location, Wind Cave National Park.
Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park.
Distant view of elk, Wind Cave National Park.


Top 10 (+) Bighorn Sheep images from Badlands of South Dakota - Favorite Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep images from Badlands National Park, South Dakota 2007-17 and beyond.
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Badlands National Park.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep walking across the face of a cliff in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn sheep in the Badlands.
Bighorn, Badlands National Park.
Bighorn with a wild look in his eye (two ewes nearby), Badlands National Park.


Top 10 (+) Bison and Pronghorn images from South Dakota - Favorite Bison and Pronghorn images from South Dakota 2007-17 and beyond. Locations include Custer State Park and Wind Cave National Park.
Bison with baby, Custer State Park.


Top 10 other mammal images from South Dakota - Favorite images of "other mammals" from South Dakota 2007-17, not including elk, bison, bighorns and pronghorns.
From the looks of this coyote, he has had a good summer hunting prairie dogs, Wind Cave National Park.


Top 10 (+) scenic images from South Dakota - I'm not really a scenic photographer, but here are some scenes (and some "other") from around South Dakota 2007-17 and beyond.
B-17 Sentimental Journey, Sioux Falls Air Show.
B-17 Sent. Journey


Misc on eclipse trip - A few images collected during the trip to see the Solar Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017. Burrowing owl, and bison and elk on trailcam.
Deer.

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