Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"Motherly Love"

Pronghorn  -  Custer State Park, South Dakota

Pronghorn females were showing off their newborn fawns last week in Custer State Park. While I was there, I also had a couple of opportunities to photograph some really nice bucks. I said it before, and I'll say it again, if you want to photograph pronghorn, there's no better place than Custer State Park.

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Monday, June 18, 2012



Per an alert issued on June 8, Representative James Moran of Virginia is planning to submit an Amendment to Prohibit USDA Inspections at horse slaughter kill plants to the Full House Committee on Appropriations within the next TEN DAYS.

James Moran has asked that we support his efforts to stop Horse Slaughter in the United States by contacting the FULL House Committee on Appropriations.

The message James Moran would like to be sent to each member of the Committee is:


To contact your Representative on the Full-Committee of House Appropriations please click here:  http://appropriations.house.gov/About/Members/

Please contact only members in your state.  Please call them and then follow up with a fax or write a letter since Congress is required to keep the letters for seven years.

Harold Rogers, Kentucky, Chairman
P) 202-225-4601 F) 202-225-0940

C.W. Bill Young, Florida

P) 202-225-5961 F) 202-225-9764

Jerry Lewis, California

P) 202-225-5861 F) 202-225-6498

Frank R. Wolf, Virginia

P) 202-225-5136 F) 202-225-0437

Jack Kingston, Georgia

P) 202-225-5831 F) 202-226-2269

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, New Jersey

P) 202-225-5034 F) 202-225-3186

Tom Latham, Iowa

P) 202-225-5476 F) 202-225-3301

Robert B. Aderholt, Alabama

P) 202-225-4876 F) 202-225-5587

Jo Ann Emerson, Missouri

P) 202-225-4404 F) 202-226-0326

Kay Granger, Texas

P) 202-225-5071 F) 202-225-5683

Michael K. Simpson, Idaho

P) 202-225-5531 F) 202-225-8216

John Abney Culberson, Texas

P) 202-225-2571 F) 202-225-4381

Ander Crenshaw, Florida

P) 202-225-2501 F) 202-225-2504

Denny Rehberg, Montana

P) 202-225-3211 F) 202-225-5687

John R. Carter, Texas

P) 202-225-3864 F) 202-225-5886

Rodney Alexander, Louisiana

P) 202-225-8490 F) 202-225-5639

Ken Calvert, California

P) 202-225-1986 F) 202-225-2004

Jo Bonner, Alabama

P) 202-225-4931 F) 202-225-0562

Steven C. LaTourette, Ohio

P) 202-225-5731 F) 202-225-3307

Tom Cole, Oklahoma

P) 202-225-6165 F) 202-225-3512

Jeff Flake, Arizona

P) 202-225-2635 F) 202-226-4386

Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida

P) 202-225-4211 F) 202-225-8576

Charles W. Dent, Pennsylvania

P) 202-225-6411 F) 202-226-0778

Steve Austria, Ohio

P) 202-225-4324 F) 202-225-1984

Cynthia M. Lummis, Wyoming

P) 202-225-2311 F) 202-225-3057

Tom Graves, Georgia

P) 202-225-5211 F) 202-225-8272

Kevin Yoder, Kansas

P) 202-225-2865 F) 202-225-2807

Steve Womack, Arkansas

P) 202-225-4301 F) 202-225-5713

Alan Nunnelee, Mississippi

P) 202-225-4306 F) 202-225-3549

Norman D. Dicks, Washington

P) 202-225-5916 F) 253-593-6551

Marcy Kaptur, Ohio

P) 202-225-4146 F) 202-225-7711

Peter J. Visclosky, Indiana

P) 202-225-2461 F) 202-225-2493

Nita M. Lowey, New York

P) 202-225-6506 F) 202-225-0546

José E. Serrano, New York

P) 202-225-4361 F) 202-225-6001

Rosa L. DeLauro, Connecticut

P) 202-225-3661 F) 202-225-4890

James P. Moran, Virginia

P) 202-225-4376 F) 202-225-0017

John W. Olver, Massachusetts

P) 202-225-5335 F) 202-226-1224

Ed Pastor, Arizona

P) 202-225-4065 F) 202-225-1655

David E. Price, North Carolina

P) 202-225-1784 F) 202-225-2014

Maurice D. Hinchey, New York

202-225-6335 F) 202-226-0774

Lucille Roybal-Allard, California

P) 202-225-1766 F) 202-226-0350

Sam Farr, California

P) 202-225-2861 F) 202-225-6791

Jesse L. Jackson, Jr., Illinois

P) 202-225-0773 F) 202-225-0899

Chaka Fattah, Pennsylvania

P) 202-225-4001 F) 202-225-5392

Steven R. Rothman, New Jersey

P) 202-225-5061 F) 202-225-5851

Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., Georgia

P) 202-225-3631 F) 202-225-2203

Barbara Lee, California

P) 202-225-2661 F) 202-225-9817

Adam B. Schiff, California

P) 202-225-4176 F) 202-225-5828

Michael M. Honda, California

P) 202-225-2631 F) 202-225-2699

Betty McCollum, Minnesota

P) 202-225-6631 F) 202-225-1968  

Please pass this on to interested people
who will support the prohibition. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

7th Annual Nature Photography Day

June 15, 2012, Nature Photography Day

The seventh annual Nature Photography Day will be observed nationally on Friday, June 15. This day was designated by NANPA to promote the enjoyment of nature photography, and to explain how images have been used to advance the cause of conservation and protect plants, wildlife, and landscapes locally and worldwide.
In 2006, NANPA celebrated the first Nature Photography Day and placed it in McGraw-Hill's reference work, Chases's Calendar of Events. Many media and websites took notice. Since then, people throughout the North American continent - from overseas, too - have discovered numerous ways to observe and enjoy the day.
NANPA encourages people everywhere to start the weekend by using a camera to explore the natural world. A backyard, park, or other place close by can be just right. Walking, hiking, and riding a bike to take photos are activities that don't lead to a carbon footprint.

Nature Photography Day Event

NANPA will be supporting Nature Photography Day by hosting a Facebook event page for your nature photos taken on June 15. Just get out there and take some photos, and then upload your best shot to the Nature Photography Day page. One photo per person, please.
You will need to have a Facebook account and you must "Attend" the Nature Photography Day Event. Facebook will accept photos up to 2048 pixels (on the long side), but these photos are downsized to 720 pixels for presentation with a link to the high-resolution version. So, unless you intend to make your high-resolution image available for public download, NANPA recommends you size your photo to 720 pixels on the long side before uploading.
This is not a contest, and no fee is charged for submission. Photos must be taken on June 15, 2012, within walking (or biking) distance of wherever you are. The time frame for uploads is June 15 through June 21.

Help Promote Nature Photography Day

Help us promote Nature Photography Day through local and national media, businesses, photography clubs, and word of mouth by sharing these audio and pdf materials:
Upload your best shot to the Facebook event page for Nature Photography Day. Just click the button below and post directly to the event's wall for the world to see.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

"Springtime in the Rockies"

Yellow-bellied Marmot  -  Mount Evans Wilderness, Colorado

Lori and I were on Mt. Evans this past Sunday when I made this image. The mountain goats, according to a report we received, had their babies four days prior to our arrival. The majority of them were still on their birthing grounds when we were there.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

"Rub A Dub Dub

Northern Cardinal  -  Santa Clara Ranch; Starr County, Texas

Here's another image from my recent trip to south Texas. Although shooting was a bit slower than last year, Lori and I were still able to come home with some really nice images. 

We'll be leaving in just over a week for South Dakota, where we'll be leading our Wild Horses of the West photo adventure. A couple of spaces are still open and we would love to have you join us. Go to my website, www.RockyMountainPhotoAdventures for details and to view some of the wild horse images I've made during this workshop over the years. Click HERE.