Svalbard Reindeer – A Gentle Sparring Moment

Svalbard Reindeer

A Gentle Sparring Moment Softly swirl did the airy flakes of snow as the amply-antlered bull Svalbard Reindeer casually approached a nearby member of the herd. What he instigated next was a gentle sparring moment. It was not a “battle royal” for social position. That had already come to fruition. Instead, the perpetrator simply was exerting and reinforcing his dominance. ~ Anecdote and Svalbard Reindeer capture, A Gentle Sparring Moment © Jerry L. Ferrara, Spitsbergen, Norway.

Polar Bear – Along a Rocky Polar Shore

Polar Bear

Along a Rocky Polar Shore Along a rocky polar shore Strides a beast the shade of hoar Its quest does seem forever more Along a rocky polar shore ~ Poem and Polar Bear capture, Along a Rocky Polar Shore © Jerry L. Ferrara. Recorded in the Ormholet Channel [78º 38′ 20.136″ N by 21º 12′ 1.374″ E] of Norway’s Svalbard Arctic Archipelago. 9/9/22

Rocky Mountain Elk – Coming Soon

Rocky Mountain Elk

Coming Soon Coming soon to nearby Autumn mountain meadows … the eerie challenges of Rocky Mountain bull Elk. It is one of Nature’s most alluring sounds. ~ Anecdote and Rocky Mountain Elk capture, Coming Soon © Jerry L. Ferrara

White-tailed Deer – Crossing The River of Fire

White-tailed Deer

Crossing The River of Fire The setting was ablaze with the stain of autumn and in the still of a vividly-hued morn a White-tailed Deer doe herd magically materialized on the marge of a muted, meandering waterway. Their appearance was steeped in ghostly silence as they pregnantly paused streamside. Intrepidly, the deer stepped into the richly-tinged flow. In their march through the moist medium they appeared to be Crossing The River of Fire. ~ Anecdote and White-tailed Deer capture, Crossing The River of Fire © Jerry L. Ferrara

Bald Eagle – Sweep the Boreal Aurora Sky

Bald Eagle

Sweep the Boreal Aurora Sky While the background for this shot may be reminiscent of those eerie, shadowy curtains of charged particles from the sun [the aurora borealis], it is in reality not the dramatic celestial light show at all but a reflection of the nearby forest on the lake’s glassy surface. ~ Anecdote and Bald Eagle capture, Sweep the Boreal Aurora Sky © Jerry L. Ferrara

Red-crowned Cranes – A Shade of Dusty Rose

Red-crowned Cranes

A Shade of Dusty Rose As the Belt of Venus infused the evening firmament with a shade of dusty rose, a flock of Red-crowned Cranes sail to roost. ~ Anecdote and Red-crowned Cranes capture, A Shade of Dusty Rose © Jerry L. Ferrara

Sandhill Cranes – Fire in the Sky

Sandhill Cranes

Fire in the Sky It was an incredible, early-evening Nebraskan sky rich with fury as angry storm clouds occluded the earth’s blazing engine. While the sun unhurriedly progressed toward the horizon, the clouds lit up like a raging inferno and it appeared as though there was fire in the sky. At one critical moment, a flock of Sandhill Cranes graced their way through the tempestuous heavens. ~ Anecdote and Sandhill Cranes capture, Fire in the Sky © Jerry L. Ferrara

Bald Eagle – Dances With Fish

Bald Eagle

Dances With Fish Fleeting, ephemeral and transitory instances in Nature are thrilling to witness. Vision, however, is often challenged. To capture all of the precise aspects of an ephemeral moment with the eye alone is nearly impossible. An example of this is proffered here. A resplendent Bald Eagle is caught in a trice as it is about to seize a Kokanee Salmon. At the same time, the eagle’s watery likeness impersonates the predator’s reality. The bird and its “apparent partner” seem to be dancing around a precise locus, a pivot at a point in the prance where real and reflected are both in rhythmic lockstep, tripping the light fantastic in concert as they perform dances with fish … and the camera captured an elusive part of the deed in a wink of the eye.  ~ Anecdote and Bald Eagle capture, Dances With Fish © Jerry L. Ferrara

Brown Bear – The Bear, The Light and The Drama

Brown Bear

The Bear, The Light and The Drama Every day for two weeks I walked past a finger of land that projected into a remote Alaskan lake. Sometimes a Brown Bear was on the spit, but the light was terrible for capturing a visually meaningful moment. On other occasions, the presentation painted across the sweep was stunningly gorgeous, but always a bruin was absent from the landscape. I had about given up capturing that point in time where. the bear and the light came together, at least how I envisioned it in my mind’s eye. On the morning before the day the float plane was to retrieve us, I trekked past the small peninsula thinking, most likely, for the final time. The sky was riotous in presentation … and the bear was in perfect position near the point. ~ Anecdote and Brown Bear capture, The Bear, The Light and The Drama © Jerry L. Ferrara