Three-Years Ago (23-November-2013) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Turkey Vulture Soaring

Every day the turkey vultures fly in wide circles looking for carrion. During the autumn rutting season they often find road-killed deer.  This turkey vulture was soaring in the late afternoon sun.

Turkey Vulture Soaring in the Late Afternoon Sun. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture Soaring in the Late Afternoon Sun. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (21-December-2014) — Falkland Islands

Gone to See Antarctica 2014/2015. Hurtigruten Christmas Voyage on the MS Fram. Day 6: Carcass Island, Falkland Islands.

Male Kelp Goose on the beach at Carcass Island. One of the remote Falkland Islands where we were able to go ashore. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/5.6, 1/4000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic and Photoshop CC.

Male Kelp Goose. Carcass Island - Falkland Islands. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/5.6, 1/4000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Male Kelp Goose. Carcass Island – Falkland Islands. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/5.6, 1/4000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)

Mother Kelp Goose and Her Six Gosling’s. The mother was teaching the gosling’s to drink fresh melt water draining to the sea. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/5.6, 1/3200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic and Photoshop CC.

Mother Kelp Goose and Her Six Gosiing's. Carcass Island - Falkland Islands. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/5.6, 1/3200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Mother Kelp Goose and Her Six Gosling’s. Carcass Island – Falkland Islands. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/5.6, 1/3200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (21-December-2014) — Falkland Islands

Gone to See Antarctica 2014/2015. Hurtigruten Christmas Voyage on the MS Fram. Day 6: New Island, Falkland Islands.

Rockhopper Penguin, New Island, Falkland Islands. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/8.9, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

Rockhopper Penguin, New Island, Falkland Islands. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/8.9, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Rockhopper Penguin, New Island, Falkland Islands. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/8.9, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (19-December-2014) — Argentina

Gone to See Antarctica 2014/2015. Day 4: Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego National Park in Southern Argentina.

Male Upland Goose at Tierra del Fuego National Park in Southern Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

Male Upland Goose at Tierra del Fuego National Park in Southern Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Male Upland Goose at Tierra del Fuego National Park in Southern Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)