Friday, July 16, 2021

Shred to Pieces

“Shred to Pieces”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


I watched this mamma black bear and her cubs for hours and hours while I was in Cades Cove, Tennessee. 


She and her cubs caused quite a large audience. A camera crew even filmed her for a documentary. 


She “treed” her cubs which seemed like for hours as she foraged. Treed means she told her cubs which tree to climb and stay in until she called them down.


She put on quite a show. While she was foraging, she walked to the road and took a drink, sat down and munched on a sapling, took a small siesta, let her babies play in an open field, but one of my favorite things was watching her shred a tree to pieces. She stood on her hind legs and began tearing the tree apart to find the grubs. 


It as a wonderful day with many great memories!


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

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Ma, This Christmas Tree!

“Ma, This Christmas Tree!”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


Cubs are so cute to observe as they explore their new environment. This cub was no exception. 


He first used his sense of smell and inhaled the aroma of the fir needles. He began to play with the branch, then became unstable and slipped off the log onto the forest floor.


Christmas is far away, but he wanted to pick out the Christmas tree early.


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

Monday, June 21, 2021

Nominations Open

“Nominations Open”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


Once again, I am releasing monarch butterflies in memory or honor of a loved one. I don’t have many yet. Please read all:)

Last year I released about 50 butterflies in honor/memory of loved ones. I also let some children name the butterflies and then release them. It brought me immense pleasure! It brings me joy knowing it brings joy to others. I have also enjoyed hearing your comments of joy because of the release:)

If you have a friend or family member who would like a butterfly released in memory or honor of a loved one, please reach out to them and ask them if they would like one released. If you or they would like a butterfly release, please visit my Facebook photography page and look for the above photo and leave your request there. 


I am also posting this on my other social media platforms. To be fair, I will go in order they are requested unless there is a specific date that coincides best with the release of that butterfly. 

****There is one exception. If you have already had one released, I will let the new people go before you:)****


I will try to take a cellphone photo or video of the release if I can. The butterflies don’t always cooperate. I will inform you when I post your special butterfly. 

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Friday, June 18, 2021

Raising Monarch Butterflies Paid Off!

"Raising Monarch Butterflies Paid Off!"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

My work raising and tagging monarch butterflies paid off!
I was curious if any of my monarchs that I have tagged have been recovered. Today, I checked Monarch Watch's sight and one of mine was! I was excited to say the least.
I released a female monarch at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia on October 5, 2020. It was spotted in Marietta, Georgia on October 8th.
She flew about 70 miles in three days. A man named James sent in the report and commented she was a strong, vibrant colored specimen.
If you see a monarch early in the season or late in the season, check to see if it has a tag and report your findings to Monarch Watch.
This photo is not a photo of her. Actually it is a male. I just wanted to include a photo of a butterfly I raised.

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Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Breakfast Surprise

“Breakfast Surprise”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


As I was preparing my back patio to have my lakeside breakfast, a mama and her 13 ducklings decided to swim by. I quickly ran inside and grabbed my camera.


They meandered along the cove eating along the shoreline. My presence didn’t seem to bother them as I followed them. 


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Location: The Village at Westland Cove in Knoxville, Tennessee

Saturday, April 10, 2021

“Computer Bear” - Update - Mystery Solved!

“Computer Bear” - Update - Mystery Solved!

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


The bear was chewing on a side-view mirror! I used the patent number on it to find out.


For those who didn’t see my previous post, a bear was playing with a mysterious object that I thought was some type of electronics. It was dangerous because the bear was biting on the object and the other side contained glass.


The object was on Laurel Creek Road on a very steep incline. I was standing at the main road when I took the photo.


 Quite a few people asked me if I would retrieve it for the bear’s safety. There were three identical hills that I needed to climb to find the right spot. I couldn’t remember which hill it was. I hiked two different days to find it. Day one—fail.


On the second day, I brought a copy the very zoomed out image on my cellphone so I could identify the trees. I asked the Lord to help me find it. I found the right location and hiked through the tree debris to get to it. Day two—success! 

It took me a long time to comb through the leaves to recover all the shards of glass. The forrest is free of glass so the bears will not get hurt!


All the materials are bagged and will be delivered to the ranger station soon.


The end. 


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


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Computer Bear

“Computer Bear”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography

 

While in Cades Cove, spring 2021, a yearling roamed the forest floor giving visitors a delight. Not only was he cute, but he was having the best time playing with something as he lay on his back. He was trying to hide what he was doing behind the saplings, but he got caught.

 

I was uncertain what he was playing with until I was editing the photos and zoomed in. One side of the device was glass, like an iPad screen, the backside clearly showed the workings of some type of computer. A barcode could even be seen on a white sticker.

 

COVID even has the bears doing remote learning.

Maybe he was practicing his ABCs. Do you know what it is?

 

 Being concerned for the bears safety, I have tried to retrieve it. I have searched the woods once and will try again. If find it, I will take it to the ranger station. It’s hard to find a small object in the big forrest.


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Location: Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Surrounded in Green

“Surrounded in Green”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


Since it is St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d share a photo of an animal surrounded in green.


This charming bird in a tuxedo is a hooded merganser. They are adorable and I love them so! 


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Location: St. Simons Island, Georgia

Thursday, March 11, 2021

“Pat-a-cake”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


Back in 2019, I came across a mama black bear and her two cubs in Cades Cove, Tennessee. At first, the cubs were shy and peaked around trees at the group gathered admiring them. 


Soon they went about being bears and one rested at the bottom of a tree. They walked on top of a fallen tree, then they began wrestling. It was the cutest thing ever!


To top off the morning, they climbed a lot of trees and enjoyed snuggle time with mom.


I am so ready to see the cubs this year. It’s been a long wait!


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


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

May I Cut In?

“May I Cut In?"

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


Six white-tailed bucks congregated in a large field at Cades Cove on Friday. Two of the males already lost their racks. One of them was our cherished Buddy who has an injured left leg due to a possible snake bite.


I took quite a few photos then decided to get out my tripod because they started to spar. Two of the deer went at it for a bit then the smaller one ran away for no apparent reason. 


 I was tickled to death to watch the sight continue to unfold. I’ll let the video show what happened next. It’s cute!



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

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Perfectly Perched!

“Perfectly Perched!”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


On this snowy day in Cades Cove, the skies were blue, and I was excited to photograph anything in the snow. I found a hawk on Hyatt Lane and pursued him as he perched in the trees. 

Even though the trees did not have snow in them, I was thrilled to photograph him. He was checking me out!


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

Monday, March 1, 2021

It’s Monday—Nope!

“It’s Monday—Nope!”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


On my birthday, I went to the Murfree Spring Wetlands in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. I prayed my normal prayer for the Lord to show me or bring to me what He wanted me to photograph.


I knew raccoons lived in a tree in there, but I did not see them the previous two days. Thankfully, the Lord provided a spectacular viewing of them.


He came out, scratched and said, “It’s Monday—Nope!”


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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Thankful

"Thankful"

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


I am thankful the Lord created so many beautiful animals for us to see. His nature is amazing.


I also love the way He works. Last year, a total stranger mentioned seeing a fox which led me to her!


Isn’t she gorgeous? 


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Location: Tennessee

Friday, February 19, 2021

Who Goes There?

“Who Goes There?”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


In March 2018, a friend and I found two deer behind the welcome center in Cades Cove, Tennessee. 


We enjoyed photographing them, and I decided to take a video. One buck had already lost his rack. The other buck had one antler left.


They heard or sensed something on the other side of the field that spooked them. I have no idea what it was.


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



Monday, February 15, 2021

The Grandeur Behind Me

“The Grandeur Behind Me”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


Sparks Lane, in Cades Cove, Tennessee, is just a slice of Heaven!


In December 2020, I encountered one of the prettiest snowfalls I have ever seen in the Cove. Hints of the autumn colored trees were still visible on the tops of the mountains. 


I have already shared my photo of the snow-covered trees at the end of Sparks. I turned around and enjoyed the grandeur behind me. 


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


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