John Nelson's Pets & Wildlife Posts

On a recent trip back into town, I saw a few red-tailed hawks hunting on fences near fields off the side of the road. Hunting hawks in vehicles is tough…they…

I've noticed many scissor-tailed flycatchers along my morning commute to the office this week. But when your camera is at home, it doesn't do much good when you…

The family went to the Oklahoma Aquarium for a friend's birthday party. While not huge, the aquarium is really fun! And for it's size, it surprisingly holds…

With the trees bare of all leaves, it's easy to spot 10 hawks hunting on my way to work each day. To be honest, if I could stop and photograph each one, I would…

I've been meaning to go back through my year's photos and see what percentage of shots are of hawks. It has to be the highest percent of a single subject I've…

My boss always tells me of the wildlife he spots on his drive into work, which is near our office. Eagles, deer, hawks, and falcons are recurring sightings.…

Today, my sister-in-law's dog Molly died. In our families, our dog might as well be birthed children. Molly was a super dog, always full of energy and a face…

“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” Maybe not worlds, but my dog Belle certainly is the destroyer of her play toys. Notice the innards of her chew…

I'm sure everyone will be glad when my project is over so they can stop seeing mediocre hawk photos. I swear, I want a shot sooo badly, but just haven't had…

Our State newspaper does an annual photo competition called Capture Arkansas [capturearkansas.com] . Photographers submit pictures taken in Arkansas, place them…

Turkey Vultures [en.wikipedia.org] are easily the ugliest bird in the sky. But when they fly, they are very cool looking. They have massive wing spans of 3-5…

I watched this heron hunt for about 20 minutes. With fish jumping all around him the entire time, he never struck out for a snack. I was hoping for a shot of…

I absolutely love looking for hawks. My eyes are constantly scanning tree tops, fence posts, and telephone poles/lines to see if I can find a hungry hawk…

This large, dead tree offers two hawks the perfect spot to hunt for some breakfast. Usually, there is only one hawk here, and I've mentally noted to stop the…

In the neighborhood near my daughter's school, they have a bunch of large ponds where a plethora of ducks & geese make their home. My wife mentioned that there…

I drive by a herd of long-horn steers on my way to work every day. I've been waiting for traffic to be slow and the cattle to be close to the fence to stop and…

The girls freaked out when they found this huge bug stuck in the net of the trampoline. They then questioned why I had to take pictures of EVERYTHING.

I absolutely love scissor-tailed flycatchers [en.wikipedia.org] . Their tails in flight are awesome, and they're also just really cute. I wanted to get a shot…

The farmers have been baling their fields a lot lately, and I'm been on the lookout for a specific shot: a hawk perched on a hay bale, hunting. I finally found…
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