Ty Smedes Nature Photography


Favorite Nature Images of the Year - 2015

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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Favorite Nature Images from 2005
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Winter 2014/2015

Chinstrap Penguin, Neko Island, Antarctic Peninsula

Gentoo Chicks, Port Lockroy, Antarctic Peninsula


Glacial Ice, Antarctic Peninsula



Blue Cave in Iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula

 


King Penguin Colony, Salsbury Plain,

South Georgia lsland

Leopard Seal and Gentoo Penguin,
Yalour Islands,
Antarctic Peninsula

 


Gentoo Penguins on a grounded iceberg,
Danco Island, Antarctic Peninsula


Gentoo Penguin leaping onto a grounded Iceberg,
Danco Island, Antarctic Peninsula

Arching Iceberg, Cierva Cove,
Antarctic Peninsula

Grounded Icebergs and Adelie Penguins,
Yalour Islands, Antarctic Peninsula

Gentoo Penguin Leaping onto Iceberg,
Danco Island, Antarctic Peninsula

King Penguin Colony - Gold Harbour,
South Georgia Island

 

 

Male Cardinal in winter snowstorm


Female Cardinal in winter snowstorm

 





Spring 2015

A pair of Northern Shovelors over an Iowa Marsh

A Ringneck Courtship Flight over an Iowa marsh

Harrier Male Flight over an Iowa marsh


Harrier Female Flight ovrer an Iowa marsh

 

Blue-winged Teal Drake

Green-winged Teal Courtship Flight

Blue-winged Warbler Male



Redstart Warbler Male, fanning his tail

 

 

Clapper Rail

Chestnut-sided Warbler Male

Black and White Warbler Male



Black-capped Chickadee with Green worm

 

 

Scarlet Tanager with large black ant

Black-billed Cuckoo

 

Western White-lip Snail & Trash Line Orb Weaver spider




Yellow Ladys Slipper Orchids


Summer 2015

 

Scolops Planthopper on Sunflower Leaf

Weevil Species

 

Prionyx Wasp on Purple Prairie Clover




Jumping Spider on Milkweed Leaf

 

 

White-banded Crab Spider on Sunflower

Leaf-footed Bug on Milkweed

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 


Fall 2015

A Merlin (Prairie Race)

American Kestrel Male

 

Cooper's Hawk




Mallards erupting from a wetland

 

 

 

Muskrat dining on the ice, with reflection

White-front Geese erupting from a marsh

 

Snow Goose Lift-off

 




 

 

 

 

 

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