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Holiday Greetings

SONY ILCE-7RM4, 1⁄320 sec, f/14, ISO 250

Reflecting on what we will remember of 2021:We got to experience the waterfall at back of our yard for the first time in more than a year, thanks to some nice monsoon rains in August. It was great to see

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The Wave

SONY ILCE-1, 1⁄200 sec, f/16, ISO 250

Today is the day!  Permits for “The Wave” are only available via a lottery either online 4 months ahead or in-person at the BLM office in Kanab for the next day. Only 64 people are allowed in per day. Marco

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California Condors

SONY ILCE-1, 1⁄1,600.0 sec, f/6.3, ISO 500

On our way to Page, AZ, we take a detour to the Navajo Bridge in Marble Canyon to check whether we can see some California Condors. We have been at the bridge before but didn’t know at the time that

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Critters after the rain

SONY ILCE-1, 1⁄2,000.0 sec, f/5.6, ISO 500

This year’s monsoon in Arizona has been wonderful for plants and critters. The great plant growth allowed for successful reproduction and survivorship of white-lined Sphinx moths (family Sphingidae) also called hawk moth or hummingbird moth because of its hovering, swift

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Surprising visitor

SONY ILCE-7RM4, 1⁄640 sec, f/8, ISO 3200

When I was out in our yard with Gizmo after dinner last night he suddenly showed interest in something in the wash right outside of our back yard. I went over and saw a Gila monster. I called Marco and

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Birding Weekend

SONY ILCE-1, 1⁄2,000.0 sec, f/7.1, ISO 320

Last Saturday and Sunday we drove South to the Santa Cruz Flats to shoot some birds – one reason to drive to the Flats always is the Caracaras that can be found there – another reason is that we discovered

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