The last 4 years we have been able to explore the south east of the United States pretty extensively. From kayaking in the Okefenokee Swamp to camping and hiking in the Smoky Mountains if you are patient you can enjoy photographing wildlife without disrupting it much. Now that we are moving on from the sunny south we will be looking for new and different subjects.
Amazing morning light and no wind. Perfect for getting reflections of gators in Okefenokee Swamp from our kayaks.
White-tailed doe sticking its head out of the grasses, ears forward. I wasn't much of a threat and it was back to munching on the grasses a few seconds later.
One of the smaller cubs from last years litter taking a good look out around the tree to see that mom thinks things are ok again.
Bull Elk giving us a quick look back down the trail after quickly passing us by on the sidelines.
Many cars and people made Momma bear quite nervous trying to get her three cubs across the road (park staff/volunteers helped to keep things from escalating). This was the last of the cubs to cross over. Can't get much cuter.
Early morning with a full rack....we came back a few weeks later and he had lost half in a fight. He was still the master of this Cataloochee Harem.
Getting a little late morning sun in the Okefenokee Swamp.
Cades Cove Coyote on the prowl.
Quick look straight at me before deciding that things were still ok and she could go back to munching on grass shoots.
The grasses were getting tall enough that this second spring cub couldn't quite see Mom without standing up for a quick look.
Another Cottonwood trail resident that I haven't seen before. Little river otter taking a bit a snack back to the den.
First morning, first sighting in Cades Cove in the Smoky's. One very healthy looking bear out eating at the edge of the field.
Two young bucks continuing a long play fight in the fields of Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountain.
Salwa was a bit worried, I hadn't shaved in a couple of days of camping and she thought I was into climbing trees again.....luckily I have slightly smaller ears, so you can still tell the difference.
One of the alpha bull elk in his kingdom, Cataloochee valley, Great Smoky Mountains.
Intimate look at a pair of chipmunks. Sometimes the backyard is a good place to capture a moment.