Wednesday, August 16, 2017

To No Surprise

"To No Surprise"
Song sparrow on sunflower

The Lord knows my favorite bird sound comes from the song sparrow. So, it was no surprise to find one on top of the sunflowers singing his little heart out. Gotta love those God moments!

Sautee, Georgia

Monday, August 14, 2017

Ready to Work

“Ready to Work”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I went to a farm recently in Sautee, Georgia to photograph hummingbirds, sunflowers and farm animals. Little did I know, there would be a beautiful Australian shepherd dog at the farm.

His name is Leo. He is the sweetest, most patient dog and so gentle too. I had fun photographing him by the flowers. He sat up nicely for me.

One of my favorite photos of him is when he was in the field. He is in his element—ready to work.

Monday, August 7, 2017

"Look Both Ways"

"Look Both Ways"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

This momma was going to make sure her four cubs were safe the two times she had them cross an open area. I watched her both times look right and left before she had the cubs follow her.

The first time was as she was crossing a road—smart bear! The second time was when she was crossing a newly mowed area on a trail. I watched her for an hour and a half as she and the cubs fed in a large field. Brian, another photographer suggested coming to the open area to get the best shot as she and the cubs crossed out of the thick field. I think it was a great suggestion.



If you are in Cades Cove and wondering why all traffic is stopped, it's not always a tourist parked in the middle of the road, it is a bear crossing. The Rangers try to keep the bears safe as they cross. The bear cubs crossed one by one. If they traffic is not stopped, the bear cubs might get hit by a car.

Location: Cades, Cove, Tennessee in  the Great Smoky National Park

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Surrogate Miracle Mom

"Surrogate Miracle Mom" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I wrote previously about a miracle I witnessed when a surrogate ewe mom took to a lamb that lost her mom. This ewe lost her lamb during birth. The background story can be found here.

I had the opportunity to photograph the lamb, Sweat Pea, and her new mom. I am grateful she adopted her. The Lord never ceases  to amaze me with His miracles!

Location: Clyde, North Carolina

Monday, July 31, 2017

Posing

“Posing”
Blue dasher dragonfly

I love that dragonflies come back to the same perch over and over. It makes for easy photography.

Location: Clarkesville, Georgia

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Danger! Danger!

“Danger! Danger!”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

The least terns are nesting on St. Simons through September. I had the pleasure of watching them for several days last weekend.

These terns are the smallest in the world, but that doesn’t give them a disadvantage when it comes to attacking their enemies—ghost crabs. Ghost crabs prey on their eggs and chicks! The terns are feisty little rascals and when a crab comes near, they bond together and protect their young.

Ghost crabs are sneaky though. They will attack then bury themselves in the sand to later carry on their mayhem. Did you know they can even slightly change color to match the sand around them?

It was amazing to watch!

Location: St. Simons Island, Georgia