Why home stage a unique man cave? What men love.

antique hand painted Coca Cola sign

Real estate agents know that when a home is being staged to show to perspective clients that the décor can sell the house as well and the amenities of the home. With that said what appeals to a man the most in the “man cave” formerly known as the
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How to safely photograph bears and avoid potential dangers

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Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) with her mouth wide open

I really do like photographing bears. I have been fortunate enough to photograph them in the wild
and in captivity.  I do have to say, for safety sake, that photographing them in captivity is sometimes choice. You typically can get a lot closer to the animal without jeopardizing
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A cute Marmot found on a railroad tie edge

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A Yellow Bellied Marmot sitting on a railroad tie

The Yellow Bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris) is also known as a rock chuck. They are considered a ground squirrel. It is native to the western mountains in the US and Canada. An interesting little fellow, when I first seen one in Colorado Springs, Colorado I truly thought it was some sort of groundhog. Someone told me what it was but by the time I got off the Cog Railroad, Continue reading “A cute Marmot found on a railroad tie edge”

The spectacular skyline of the City of Chicago

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City of Chicago in black and white from the train yards (click on image to view in our gallery)

Chicago, the place in which I grew up the place I call home. I have lived many places in the US but Chicago and its skyline continues to call me back to it.
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the happiness of the fall and fall leaves

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This is an image of several fall leaves on a tree. The leaves are different levels of change. A true fall image..

I don’t know why I like this image I just do fall leaves in the park. It might be because of what I was doing at the time I spotted it. My wife and I were walking through Barboursville Park together. Just taking
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What happens when an alligator is found on a porch

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This is an image of an alligator resting on a porch. This was a mock up of their natural habitat at a Kentucky aquarium.

The bayou alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) image was taken actually at an aquarium. The display was made to simulate the Louisiana bayou.
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The massive rock formation that looks like a turtle

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An image of “Turtle Rock” rock formation in Colorado Springs Colorado.

What Can I say “Turtle Rock” is massive. This image is one of the outermost formations at “garden of the gods” in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is truly a beautiful site. It was interesting I was standing right below turtle rock and could see nothing. It looked like a big rock, not unlike many in garden of the gods.
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amazing peace to be found looking at Virginia pinecone

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This image of a Virginia Pine and pine cone was captured in West Virginia on a high ridge. The high ridge was a very serene place for meditation and thought. A spot I found while looking for deer and just some peace and peace of mind.
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The stunning sizable and old Cataloochee Valley Elk

Cataloochee Valley NC Elk 1

One of my bucket list locations has always been Cataloochee Valley in North Carolina. I had heard that there was elk in the valley and had seen pictures of them but never made it to this area just north of Maggie Valley. Well one Sunday about Continue reading “The stunning sizable and old Cataloochee Valley Elk”