Nature Photography by Tom Blandford
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Author and naturalist Joseph Wood Krutch wrote "The wilderness and the idea of wilderness is one of the permanent homes of the human spirit".
Thoreau believed there is a ...”subtle magnetism in nature”
John Muir said: "The mountains are calling and I must go"
On wildlife, Thornton Wilder said: "The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much"
Teddy Roosevelt in 1903 speaking of the Grand Canyon: "Leave it as it is. You can not improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it. What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children's children, and for all who come after you, as one of the great sights which every American if he can travel at all should see."
Though Roosevelt was speaking specifically of the Grand Canyon, I feel that his comments apply to many of America's natural places. To me, America's rich diversity of natural landscapes and wildlife provide endless entertainment and inspiration. For a guy with a camera, they also, occasionally, provide some pretty good photo opportunities.
Our National Parks, Monuments, Forests and Wildlife Refuges are truly special places, each unique and each worth exploring. I've been lucky enough to visit over eighty of them (and counting). I've become addicted to photographing the landscapes and the wildlife that inhabit them. (There are worse addictions...)
As for photographing nature, landscapes and wildlife can be both challenging and rewarding. To me, wildlife is the most challenging, because in addition to needing the right light and composition, one needs the wildlife to cooperate...which they seldom do. They generally prefer to avoid people and even when they aren't actively avoiding us, they move around a lot, rarely giving an ideal pose. On top of that, some of my favorite wildlife subjects can be dangerous, so while trying to get the shot I can't forget to be cautious and keep a respectful distance. Of course, the greater the challenge, the greater the thrill when all the elements of a good shot come together.
To those who visit my galleries, I hope you enjoy the images that I've been lucky enough to capture during my travels. Come back often. I will be adding images regularly as I revisit some of my favorite places and explore new ones.
CONTACT: If you would like to contact me for permission use or publish these images my email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Unless specifically stated otherwise in the description of an individual image, all wildlife, bird and landscape images in my galleries are taken in the wild under uncontrolled conditions.