Lands Run Falls

Nikon D60, 18.0-140.0mm @30.0mm, 1/100 sec., f/5.0, ISO 400

A week ago my family took a vacation to the Shenandoah NP region of Virginia. Spent much of the week hiking and driving along Skyline Drive. One of the hikes we took was to Lands Run Falls which is where I took this photograph. In addition on Friday morning while drinking my coffee on the deck of our rental, I saw this bear walking across the back lot. This was the second bear I saw, the first was crossing Skyline Drive, he was about 60 ft. away.

Black Bear

What’s For Dinner

Nikon D7500, 18-140mm@140mm, 1/640 sec, f 5.6, ISO 250

While out taking pictures in the woods behind our development, I heard two Barred Owls. I followed the sound and was able to see one fly away and the other head into a tree, although I did not know which one. While looking for the owl I saw it fly out out from a tree not more than 30 ft from me. I followed it to this tree, and I was able to get a few pictures of it. Other than the ghost image of a tree branch in the lower right this is one of the better pictures I was able to get. If you look close you can see its dinner (mouse I think) in its mouth. I only which I had taken a longer zoom lens with me.