It’s been a great year for wildlife for us. We have seen a wide and varied collection of birds, waterfowl and big beasts – including our first ever mountain lion.
Below are those I consider my best of the year….
1. Sandhill cranes, Whitewater Draw
2. Deer in falling snow
3. Bobcat, Lake Mary
4. Hawk stare
5. Pygmy Owl
6. Sea Otters
7. Blue Heron
8. Monarch Butterflies
9. Big Horn Sheep
10. Baby antelope run
AND the number 1 top photo of the year, despite the fact that is isn’t the most technically perfect shot (would have better if he was coming toward me) is, solely for the thrill of it:
11. Our first mountain lion
We saw fox and javelina, elk and deer, eagles and turkey, but these were the ones that excited me for one reason or another – and sometimes not just for their expression or technical merits. Sometimes a shot can just emote an emotion or a feeling that brings us back to it. Maybe it was the place or the experience, but anything that keeps us coming back is worthy of a nod.
Check out my best landscapes here… https://kritterspix.com/2020/01/09/my-best-landscape-photos-of-2019/