Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 Year of Wildlife

As I perused my archives this morning, I was reminded of all of the photo opportunities I encountered throughout 2014 beginning with the prolific Winter earlier in the year to the beautiful foliage of this past Fall season. Come along as I journey back on this New Year's Day.

Row One:
Female Elk, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
Redhead Ducks, Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area, Indiana
Sandhill Cranes, Ewing Bottoms, Indiana
River Otter, Mustatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Indiana
Row Two:
Whooping Cranes, Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area, Indiana
Female Scarlet Tanager, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, Kentucky
Canadian Geese, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, Kentucky
Deer, Prospect, Kentucky
Row Three:
Pied Bill Grebe, Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area, Indiana
Great Blue Heron, Lexington Reservoir, Kentucky
Cardinal, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, Kentucky
Deer, Bluegrass Scenic Byway, Kentucky
Row Four:
White Pelicans, Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area, Indiana
Northern Shoveler, Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area, Indiana
Barn Swallow, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, Kentucky
Mare and Colt, Bluegrass Scenic Byway, Kentucky

What a fantastic year! Journeys throughout my home state of Kentucky and into Indiana and Tennessee. This year found me photographing those beautiful White Pelicans at Goose Pond, not to mention those cute River Otters at Mustatatuck. And I can't fail to mention my journey to the beautiful state of Michigan, where I visited many of its charming beach towns along Lake Michigan and explored in and around Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. I sincerely hope you had a great New Year's Eve and that you are not sporting a hangover today. Let us raise our cameras into the air and begin to photograph a new year filled with promise and possibilities. I can't wait. Happy New Year. ENJOY!

Linking to City Daily Photo
Linking to Rattlebridge Farm
Linking to Eileen's Saturday Critters
Linking to Mosaic Monday


  1. Terrific wildlife shots.

  2. No hangover Carol :) Excellent series of shots for the theme.

  3. Carol, your wildlife photos are just awesome..You have had some great sightings both birds and animals.. I love them all. I wish you a new year filled with many wonderful sightings.. Happy New Year! Thank you for linking up and sharing your critter post.. Have a happy weekend!

  4. what a wonderful way to end one year and begin another. Fantastic images. HAPPY NEW YEAR and have a wonderful weekend.

  5. What a great critter collection to share. Well done.

  6. Carol, your photos sure make a beautiful calendar! Happy New Year to you.

  7. You had a great year of wildlife!

  8. You took so many wonderful wildlife photos, Carol! I enjoy all the wildlife I see out here n Colorado --very different from NYC where I lived before.

  9. Such a wonderful array of birds and critters. I was hoping you had linked with Eileen too and see you have.
    Thanks for joining Mosaic Monday.

  10. That's a wonderful collage of wildlife you've captured. Beautiful!

  11. What a beautiful collage! We are so blessed that God chose to put these creatures in his world.