Friday, May 21, 2010
Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia) are amazing to observe and photograph. What does it take to get these shots? First and foremost, respect for the wildlife. Never pressure the animal to get the shot. With that in mind it takes a lot of patience while crawling on all fours and laying flat on our tummies looking through a long telephoto lens mounted on a tripod. We learned much from our first attempt and plan to return soon hoping to capture the fledglings emerging from their burrow.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Our photo assignment on Coral Restoration for National Wildlife Federation's Ranger Rick magazine, May, 2010 issue. While we had photographed this on assignment for another magazine a couple of years ago, this time was very special as it involved young divers harvesting endangered staghorn coral from an underwater nursery and transplanting the coral to a damaged reef site. This is, without a doubt, the most gratifying photo assignment we've ever worked on from the standpoint of subject matter. Our editor and staff at Ranger Rick magazine, once again proved to be the absolute best to work with! For more information see: www.coralrestoration.org