Ty Smedes Nature Photography

Favorite Nature Images of the Year - 2013

Welcome to "Favorite Nature Images" a gallery page featuring my own favorite photos, selected from among my best images of the current calendar year. I will continually add images to this page, as the year progresses, so you may enjoy many of my most exciting images of the year. Just click on an image to view an enlargement.

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Winter 2012/2013


Red-billed Oxpecker & Impala

Little Bee-eater with Bee

Ground Hornbill with Toad

Leopard on Termite Mound


Wild Dog - Botswana

African Fish Eagle with Fish


African Jacana & Bug in Water Lilly

Bald Eagle Landing


Bald Eagle - Des Moines River

Bald Eagle - Des Moines River


Bald Eagle Plunging - Des Moines River

Bald Eagle Landing

Bald Eagle Fishing - Des Moines River

Belted Kingfisher with minnow

Whitetail Doe in Snowstorm

White-breasted Nuthatch in Snowstorm


Spring 2013


Hooded Warbler (male) bathing

Pied-billed Grebe with Crayfish

Worm-eating Warbler with prey

Summer Tanager (male)


Red-breasted Nuthatch (female)

Red-breasted Nuthatch with prey (female)

Blue-winged Warbler (male) bathing

Yellow Warbler (golden group)


White-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo


Magnolia Warbler

Yellow Warbler (female) gathering nest material


Woodcock Sucking down a worm


Summer 2013


White-tailed Fawn in Trillium

Gray Fox and Kit at Den

Coyote and Pup at Den

Mink on Log with Reflection


Common Loon with chick riding on back

Common Loon with chick riding on back

Female Common Loon with two youngsters

Male Loon feeding minnow to youngster

Immature Cooper's Hawk consuming
a Mourning Dove

Fall 2013

Adult Peregrine Falcon

Red Fox with Cottontail Rabbit

Bobcat in tree

Red-tailed Hawk Stooping

Red-tailed Hawk (adult) Fly-by

Coopers Hawk (adult) Fly-by

Sharpshin Hawk (adult) Fly-by





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