Today we have nine pictures from nine different photographers. Only two of these fine image makers have graced these pages previously. Birds, mammals, landscapes and even one insect are included and I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy bringing them to you.
Let us begin our journey with a simple and elegant picture of a Yellow-faced Grassquit by Fred Canter.
Busier images can work too and this Ian Plant photo of two amazing owls is proof. The artistic order that exists in the tree and the wonderful pose by both owls, makes this shot an A+.
I love the mid-air pose of this White-tailed Sea Eagle. Perfectly sharp as well. Kudos to Kevin Morgans for this spectacular image.
Marina Scarr has captured a very pensive Chimpanzee in a zoo. This amazingly “human like” pose (and gaze) allows every viewer to relate to the subject. It is an exceptional image.
Dragonfly actions shots are always hard to come by, especially in January. This magnificent picture is of a Lesser Emperor and it was created by Paul Cools.
Let’s finish with three images of planet Earth.
Thomas Miller created this beautiful image from Spivey Falls, Tennessee. I am not sure whether this is in Smoky Mt. N.P. or not, but wherever it may be, who wouldn‘t want to sit and contemplate life from the spot the picture was made.
Wow! I have actually been to this location under somewhat poorer conditions. This is Jackson Lake in the Grand Tetons and this gorgeous shot was made by Sean McDonaldFinally we have a mesmerizing picture of the Eilean Donan castle ion Scotland. Robin Ojay is the artist and the traditional compositional tool of leading lines is used extremely well here. The color saturating overcast skies with storm clouds finishes off an image worthy of awards.
Thank you, Wayne