On a recent visit to Florida, I took these 14 photos in Central Florida. I started taking some photos in Oldsmar, Florida. As well, I took more photos in nearby parks as John Chestnut Sr. Park in Palm Harbor, Florida; Upper Tampa Bay Park in Tampa, Florida; Philippe Park in Safety Harbor, Florida. I took the sunset photos at Howard Park Beach in Tarpon Springs, Florida. I had a wonderful time visiting and taking photos in Central Florida.
I took these ten images on a recent visit to the Sacramento River Delta Region. The wildlife and sunset images that I took are in the Staten Island Preserve, near Walnut Grove, California.
I always enjoy visiting The Delta. It intrigues me with sights and sounds of wildlife on the Pacific Flyway.
Here are five photos that I took on Woodbridge Road near the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve, Lodi, California. We’re near the end of the migratory birds stay in this Pacific Flyway. Most of them start leaving in January. So here’s a sunset towards the end of their stay for the 2019 season. They will return fall of 2020.
Happy New Year 2020!
Frequently there are beautiful sunsets on The San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta. I took this sunset from Staten Island Road while Canada geese and sandhill cranes were returning from feeding to their night refuge in flooded cornfields and other wetlands. The Delta is mostly flat with few or small trees so there is mostly an unobstructed view of the sky and sun. The flooded cornfields provide reflecting pools for the sunset colors.
I visited Staten Island Preserve for the third time this fall season. It’s located in the California’s Central Valley and is one of the Pacific Flyways. You learn from the Kiosk at the entrance that it’s wildlife friendly farming. So it’s mostly conservation farms and ranches there. Here are some pictures I took there.
Here are some pictures I took on a recent road trip to California’s Eastern Sierra. The trip started in Stockton, California, going east on CA Highway 120 to US Highway 395 ending in Bishop, California. The return trip was on CA Highway 108 over the Sonora Pass to Stockton. Stops and picture taking included Obsidian Dome near Mammoth Lakes, Owens River Valley, Bishop Creek Canyon, and the eastern slope of CA HWY 108. Most of the pictures were taken in Inyo and Mono Counties. For me, it’s always a delight and joy to see the brilliant fall colors in the Eastern Sierra.
I took these pictures during a trip to visit my sister and her husband who live in Oldsmar, Florida. The first few, I took while on a deep sea fishing trip out of Tarpon Springs, Florida. The next group, I took of Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team which gives free water ski shows at Tower Lake, Oldsmar, Florida. The next group was at a neighbor park. The last group of pictures I took at Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs, Florida. I especially was delighted to see a small seaplane landing on the beach as the sun went down. For me, it was an awesome visit.
Here are some more pictures that I took recently with the Panasonic G9 of wildlife and sunsets in the Staten Island Preserve. Staten Island Preserve is surrounded on three sides by levees. It’s located in the Sacramento River Delta Region. The nearest town is Walnut Grove, California. The distant mountain in the background is Mount Diablo. It’s another beautiful day in The Delta.