You may have seen my Best of Landscapes 2019, here…. https://kritterspix.com/2020/01/09/my-best-landscape-photos-of-2019/ or my Best of Wildlife 2019 here… https://kritterspaw.com/2020/01/09/my-best-wildlife-photos-of-2019/ . Below are some of the ones that DIDN’T make the cut.
1. Pismo Beach, CA... wish I could get sunset shots like this in AZ!
2. Lil Buck… If only AZH had published THIS pic
3. Hawley Lake …. Through the Fog is Clarity
4. Javelina … not a common sight in this neck of the woods
5. Snow Elk…. Animal behavior can be so much fun to capture, sometimes these little guys do the darnedest things
6. Moqui Snow … I need to work on getting more landscape snow pix
7. Oak Creek Fall … Gotta love waterfalls & fall, such an amazing combination
8. Morman Lake Elk Pool … While this is a busy pic, lots of fun interactions to look at
9. Kaibab Daisies … I had never been to Kaibab Lake before, I need to get out more
10. Babies Rule … love me some baby wildlife!
I could go on, but I think the exercise of limiting oneself to only the best forces one to be critical of oneself, encouraging growth and improvement. Something we should all heed in our lives. Happy New Year!
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/
I did a Best of. 2018 here…. https://kritterspix.com/2018/12/27/best-of-2018/
I’m fortunate to have taken enough worthy photos that I can share multiple Best of 2018 posts, albeit some similar themes.
1. Tree Saddle Snow First Snow of 2018, January 21 on Mogollon Rim.
2. Blue Shutters Provence FRANCE
3. Water Rok Vernazza, Cinque Terre ITALY
4. Rio Boats Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre ITALY
5. Fog Trees Fog over Moqui Draw
6. Point Imperial River Sunset over Grand Canyon North Rim, Point Imperial
7. Awesome View Your’s truly, taken at North Rim Grand Canyon by Arizona Highways Photographer, Suzanne Mathia
8. Cape Flowers Grand Canyon North Rim, Cape Royal
9. Aspen Maple Fall Colors on Mogollon Rim
10. Ruins Burst Sunrise of old Indian Ruins
I love these posts. They make me reflect on the year past, where I have been and what we have done. These images are a glimpse into our lives and our souls. I hope you enjoyed taking the journey with me.
For more pix check out… https://kritterspix.com/2018/12/27/best-of-animals-2018/ and https://kritterspix.com/2018/12/27/best-of-2018/.
I wrote about my Best of 2016 photos here. What a fun and enlightening experience going through all my 2016 photos was. I feel super fortunate that I had enough good photos that I can do another Top 10 via this Honorable Mentions post… these were the ones that DIDN’T make the cut.. and a lot left that didn’t make Honorable Mentions. Must mean it was a great year.. and it was.
So here are the second Top 10 photos of 2016… check it out.
1. South Oregon Coast
2. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
3. Lake Powell, Utah
4. Mogollon Rim, Northern Arizona
5. Happy Jack, Arizona
6. Canyon X, Page AZ
7. Lockett Meadow, Arizona
8. Baddeck, Nova Scotia
9. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
10. Happy Jack, AZ
Check out the Best of 2016…. here.
What do you think?