Category Archives: Nature

Aerial Photos (and Fishing) – ABQ to Oakland & Oakland to San Diego, 3/12-18/2020

On March 12, when the US pandemic was just getting underway,  Kathy and I flew to Oakland, CA. We judged that the risk of contracting Covid 19 was still quite small. Not enough, in any case, to pass up, for … Continue reading

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The Salmon River, Idaho #1 – 1981 and 1997

The Wild and Scenic Salmon River runs through the 2,366,757 acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Its waters are the purest in the lower 48 states. In the summer of 1981, our bright new rafting company (New Wave Rafting … Continue reading

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Bosque del Apache, Jan. 29 & 30, 2020, #2

Light geese Sandhill cranes, in the morning Sandhill cranes, in the evening And lastly, did I mention that a visit to BdA also makes possible a visit to the Owl Cafe, in San Antonio? Their chili cheeseburger can’t be beat, … Continue reading

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Bosque del Apache, Jan. 29 & 30, 2020, #1

The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (BdA) is a wetland located alongside the Rio Grande, just south of San Antonio, NM, in the central part of the state. In New Mexico, the Spanish word “bosque” usually refers to riverside … Continue reading

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Bald Eagle Action Sequence, Jan. 10, 2020

Dateline: Rio Grande, New Mexico, Jan. 10, 2020 I was driving downstream on Hwy 68, and looking ahead to the upcoming County Line River Access area. The cottonwood trees found on the far bank of the river at that site … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Winter, #2, 2019/20

I published “Eagles Everywhere!” on 12/21/19. It documented the arrival of the wintering bald eagles along the Rio Grande: https://believesteve.org/2019/12/21/eagles-everywhere/ Since that time, I’ve made many visits to the stretches of river that the eagles frequent, which is close to … Continue reading

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Yosemite National Park – The High Sierras

The northern boundary of Yosemite National Park follows a ridge that runs east/west, and starts, on the west, with Tower Peak, and then continues eastward with Ehrnbeck Peak, Crown Point, Slide Mountain, the Sawtooth Ridge and Matterhorn Peak. Tower Peak … Continue reading

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Yosemite National Park – Tuolomne Meadows

Tuolomne Meadows is another gem. Beautiful in and of itself, it is surrounded on all sides by sublime scenery. The Tuolomne River passes through the Meadows, coming from the crest of the Sierras and descending into a remote gorge, the … Continue reading

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Yosemite National Park – The Valley

I’ve been coming and going from Yosemite for a long time. Yosemite Valley (and the balance of the park that surrounds it) is in a class by itself – first, for its spectacular granite architecture, and then for its waterfalls, … Continue reading

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Bald Eagles for the Holidays

It’s Christmas Day (2019), and one of my presents was to sight four bald eagles. I was able to photograph two of them. This was along the Racecourse stretch of the Rio Grande, between Pilar and the County Line River … Continue reading

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