• The unknowable path ahead

    Just seeing that merganser thrusting herself up to get a better view makes me smile. With water droplets falling off her feathers, it looks like she’s straining to see the future. She’s not alone. Many creatures have a habit of peering ahead. I can never tell if they are checking for dragons or opportunities or,… Continue Reading

  • National Geographic Calling?

    It’s really happening … ??? Motorcycle sound (who uses that for a ring tone?!?) Me: Hello? (slightly annoyed after having my nap disturbed) Unidentified caller: Hello. May I speak to Mr. Craunpixel please? Me: No one here by that name. You must have the wrong number. (I lift my finger to disconnect phone) Unidentified caller: Wait! I’m… Continue Reading

  • Photography imitates life

    “When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.” Eric Hoffer, philosopher I don’t know anything about this philosopher but his quote rings true. It’s actually quite amusing to observe this behaviour as it happens. Watch two people enjoying a conversation and they will naturally mimic each other’s body positions. And… Continue Reading

  • The odder collection

    I love Rocky Mountain Sheep. They are amazing animals and can be wonderful photographic subjects. I get excited about the possibilities of all these ideal scenes. Somehow when I actually make the photos, it doesn’t always work out like the scenario I had in my mind. Here’s a few that were just a little odd.… Continue Reading

  • maybe you can help?

    Photographing wildlife can sometimes lead me to mysteries that that even Mr. Google can’t answer. After wrestling with these deep questions, I have come to the conclusion I need specialized help in solving them. I have decided that as a reader of this blog, you are eminently qualified. So here goes … Does this pronghorn antelope look better with… Continue Reading

  • Wildlife photography made easy

    Professional wildlife photographers can make their craft seem far too complicated. They study animal behaviour, deck themselves out in camouflage and spend days or weeks bored in the bush. If only they would discover the art of choreography, it would make their lives so much easier. With just a few secret tricks, suddenly wildlife photography is… Continue Reading