Michael 33051
 
Atlanta, GA
Medical MFT, gerontology PhD candidate, beer connoisseur, & avid wayfarer. Photography is my passion. See you down the trail! Next trip: Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, August 2019 Mschuier@icloud.com
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Lady's Island, South CarolinaLady's IslandSouth Carolinaboth parents returned to the nest while I was there and greeted each other. I am very glad I was able to see this before I left. I call it parental...Lady's Island, South CarolinaLady's IslandSouth CarolinaNot all the chicks were grown just yet. I found one nest with some young ones.Lady's Island, South CarolinaLady's IslandSouth CarolinaIt was a blindingly bright day, but that allowed me to focus in on the white birds and it looked like they were in front of a backdrop.Lady's Island, South CarolinaLady's IslandSouth CarolinaThe chicks are all grown up! I was lucky enough to see them one last time before they left the rookery. By now they were play fighting and deep in...Cypress Wetlands, Port Royal, South CarolinaCypress WetlandsPort Royal, South CarolinaHe just kept this up until I eventually had to leave and find some breakfast.Cypress Wetlands, Port Royal, South CarolinaCypress WetlandsPort Royal, South CarolinaOther times she couldn't be bothered with his offering. He poked her for about 2 minutes with this stick before she finally turned around, grabbed...Cypress Wetlands, Port Royal, South CarolinaCypress WetlandsPort Royal, South CarolinaShe liked this stick very much. Although the handoff wasn't the most elegant thing you have ever seen.Cypress Wetlands, Port Royal, South CarolinaCypress WetlandsPort Royal, South CarolinaI watched this heron for about 2 hours going and grabbing sticks to bring back to the nest. Before dawn he worked quickly. After dawn he started to...Cypress Wetlands, Port Royal, South CarolinaCypress WetlandsPort Royal, South CarolinaThe male heron would fly across the wetlands. Poke around for about 5 minutes, find a stick, and then fly back to the nest and hand it off so she...Cypress Wetlands, Port Royal, South CarolinaCypress WetlandsPort Royal, South CarolinaI honestly don't know what it is, but herons are always just so elegant. Even while looking for breakfast this heron was a constant image of dignity.Cypress Wetlands, Port Royal, South CarolinaCypress WetlandsPort Royal, South CarolinaFound these Anhinga chicks asking for more breakfast from mom! Of the chicks I saw this morning these were easily the most well behaved. They poked...Lady's Island, South CarolinaLady's IslandSouth CarolinaI took a trip back to Beaufort, SC after my trip back to check in on the chicks! They grow so fast! apparently you have about 20-30 days from hatch...Lady's Island, South CarolinaLady's IslandSouth CarolinaI took a trip back to Beaufort, SC after my trip back to check in on the chicks! They grow so fast! apparently you have about 20-30 days from hatch...Cowee Mountain Overlook, Jackson County, North CarolinaCowee Mountain OverlookJackson County, North CarolinaI headed up the Blue Ridge Parkway basking in the amazing Smokey Mountain vistas. I found a panorama just south of Asheville, NC and hunkered down...Mingo Falls, Swain County, North CarolinaMingo FallsSwain County, North CarolinaEarlier in the day I revisited Mingo Falls. Possibly one of the best falls not many people know about. It is hidden just outside Great Smoky...Soco Falls, Jackson County, North CarolinaSoco FallsJackson County, North CarolinaThis photo cost me a brand new filter, my camera remote, and my newest lens. I waded out into the river to get this shot. As I screwed a new...Millsite Reservoir, Emery County, UtahMillsite ReservoirEmery County, UtahMy last sunset from my trip. The last day/evening of a trip is always bittersweet. I never really get burned out, but I do notice I stop caring as...Millsite Reservoir, Emery County, UtahMillsite ReservoirEmery County, UtahTaken on the last evening of my trip. it was a super cloudy and ominous day with the rain, snow, and heavy clouds. That being said, to see the...Capitol Reef National Park, Wayne County, UtahCapitol Reef National ParkWayne County, UtahWhat is it about deserts and B/W? Is it the Ansel effect? is it the contrast? Is it the scenery? I don't know, but deserts look better in black and...Capitol Reef National Park, Wayne County, UtahCapitol Reef National ParkWayne County, UtahI found this rock and tree and had to stop. It was about as far as I went down this track. I think when the dirt is hard my car wouldn't have any...
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