Ty Smedes Nature Photography


Favorite Nature Images of the Year - 2016

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 2015
Favorite Nature Images from 2014
Favorite Nature Images from 2013
Favorite Nature Images from 2012
Favorite Nature Images from 2011
Favorite Nature Images from 2010
Favorite Nature Images from 2009
Favorite Nature Images from 2008
Favorite Nature Images from 2007
Favorite Nature Images from 2006
Favorite Nature Images from 2005
Favorite Nature Images from 2004


Winter 2015/2016

Short-eared Owl

Snowy Owl

Great Gray Owl close-up


Great Gray Owl Diving at Prey

 

Hawk Owl Hunting

Gray Partridge eating Soybeans

 

Northern Harrier (female) eating Pheasant

Snow Bunting- part of a large flock


Spring 2016

Wood Duck Drake Reflection

Wood Duck Drake Close-up

Displaying Wood Duck Drake


Hooded Merganser Drake Reflection

 

Hooded Merganser Drake Reflection

Hooded Merganser Hen Reflection

 

Displaying Hooded Merganser Drake

Displaying Hooded Merganser Drake

 

A very wet Magnolia Warbler

American Bittern in early morning light

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher building a nest
of lichens and spiderwebs



Having bathed, a Nashville Warbler looks for larvae

 

 

Singing male Prothonotary Warbler

Singing Northern Parula

 

Cape May Warbler hunting for
larvae in pollinating willow



Mink with youngsters at den

 

 

Gray Fox & Kit at Den

Young Wood Chucks sharing

 

 

 



 

 

 


Summer 2016

 

Female Chestnut-sided Warbler feeding a White-fringed Emerald Moth (Nemoria mimosaria) to a nestling

Female Chestnut-sided Warbler feeding 3 insects to young

 

 

Chestnut-sided Warbler pair, feeding a Saddled Prominent (Heterocampa guttivitta (red mark on back)) larvae and a second larvae to their young

 

A Buffalo Tree Hopper - Ceresa - Ceresa albescens

 

A Face fly (Musca autumnalis) - seemingly checking his crystal ball to determine what lies ahead and where he should go for the day.

Male Jumping Spider on Cup Plant

 

 

Mating Leafhoppers(cicadillidae)

 

A Helmeted Squash Bug Nymph (Euthochtha galeator) perched on a flowering Gaura


Fall 2016

 

Zambia - Leopard stalking an Impala

Zambia - Leopard taking down an Impala at night

 

 

Zambia - Leopard suffocating an Impala
it has taken down, during the night



Zambia -Leopard in tree, following the take-down of an Impala that failed, because of a challenge by Hyenas

 

Zambia - Leopard with Puku Antelope, in tree at night

Zambia - Leopard climbing tree, the next day
to feed upon a Puku Antelope killed the previous night

 

 

 

Zambia -in tree the next day
with Puku Antelope killed the previous night

Zambia - Carmine Bee-eater

 

 

Zambia - Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters

Zambia - Swallow-tailed Bee-eater coming
to land with an insect

 

 

Zambia - Great Egret at Sunrise



 

Gray Fox on Log

Gray Fox with Mouse

 

Redtailed Hawk swooping at prey

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

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