Monday, July 3, 2017

Bald Eagles around Steamboat Springs, CO

We are lucky to live a place were you can see these eagles on a daily basis, flying over head, fishing out of the Yampa river or nearby ponds that have been stocked.

Bald Eagle,Steamboat Springs
Doing his morning fly by

Resting after fishing

Winter time
Bald eagle, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

One of the 2 local Bald eagle that are here all year round

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Chicago, Illinois

I had to spend the day in Chicago in March this year and was surprise how much I enjoyed walking around this big city, it was a windy and cold day, coffee shops were on me list of stops to warm up and watch people go about their business (people watching should be a sport) 

Downtown Chicago Illinois
Down town Chicago 
Hire bike stations seem to be everywhere 
face on the wall, Chicago
Face on Wall
Walkway under the road that ended up at the beach

Taco lined up in Downtown Chicago
Taco trucks, downtown Chicago

Something that I enjoy very much, Tacos, also check out the Tattoo show at the Field Museum  (must see) to the end of April 2017.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Night Skiing in Steamboat Springs - Colorado
Night Skiing in Steamboat Springs and Down Town - Colorado

Trout feeding on the Yampa river
Trout rising for an insect

Summer and Winter time in Steamboat Springs makes a great destination for the fly fisherman with the Yampa river running through town with easy access, or you can get one of the local guides to take you to some of the private sections of the river. Ice fishing can be done on Stage Coach Reservoir.  For the none fisher person lots of hikes close by.

Ballooning in Steamboat Springs
Early morning Balloon ride over Steamboat

fog coming in over Steamboat Springs
Early morning fog rolling over Steamboat Springs

In the winter season skiing and snow boarding are the main sports going on in town, with the ski field and lifts just a short ride up the road on local transport, or stay at one of the many condos that are on the hill. Great restaurants and Bars can also be found in town, sushi to pub food.   

snow shoes
Don't ski, go cross country snow shoeing 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Bighorn sheep looking down
Bighorn Sheep
 This photo was taken from the road as the Bighorn Sheep look down on us from a rocky out crop
Bighorn sheep on rocks
Bighorn sheep

Bull Bison at National Bison Range
Bull Bison
If you find yourself in Montana and around the Flathead lake area, south of the lake you will find the National Bison Range, self drive, cost of $5. Best time to visit is first thing in the morning, less people on the road and the wildlife are more likely to be on the move, especially when the days are getting warmer. Take your time. Plus you will also get some great views of the area.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Winter Sunrise in steamboat Springs, Colorado USA

Friday, February 7, 2014

Galapagos Islands

Quito - Galapagos

After flying in from Peru and spending only 1 night in Quito, 1 or 2 full days would have been be nice, as it's (be warned) an hour drive into town to accommodation from the new airport in good traffic, (tip) Next time we would fly into Guayaquil as accommodations are a lot closer to the airport,unless you were going to spend more time in Quito.
Quito City at Sunset
Quito City at Sunset
Day 1
The Next day it was up early to catch the transport back to the airport, through quarantine with plenty of time to catch our flight over to the Galapagos with AeroGal (great airline) we won't talk about American Airlines and their service and flight (never again comes to mind)
Coming in to land we had a great view of some of the islands and the clear waters that surround them, with images of Great Tortoises in my mind, but alas I was to be disappointed on this day. Baltra Airport is very new and modern, a short time later we were through customs and waiting to board the bus for a 5 min ride down to the pier.
As we waiting for the zodiacs to take us and our bags over to the ship, sea lions showing off around the pier and my first Marine Iguana making his way across the road, filled in the time.
Once on board we were under way to Sullivan Bay on Santiago island for a afternoon walk on the lava field and our first Galapagos sunset.
close up of lava field Sullivan Bay
Lava Field
lava cactus
Lava Cactus

Sunset on Sullivan Bay Lava field
Sunset on Sullivan bay lava field

Gear For The Trip

Camera Gear that we took for the trip: Canon 7D sigma 50-500 (this lens is heavy)was my main lens that was on the camera most of the time(400mm would be just fine) for landscapes and some wildlife shots I use a Sigma 17-70 great lens,Tripod, Samsung NX300 with 200 zoom light and takes great photos also a GoPro hero3 for underwater video and stills. One thing to remember is the Wildlife is not that afraid, making it easy to get close to them.

Marine Iguana taking in the sun
Marine Iguana taking in the sun (Samsung NX300)

Check out more Galapagos photos at Wild Frog Photography - The Wildlife Around Us