Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Clear for Landing!

“Clear for Landing!”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

The poppies were beautiful recently at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. It was eye candy!

I enjoyed watching this bee buzz around the poppies. He was “Clear for Landing!”

Location: Athens, Georgia

Monday, June 25, 2018

Amongst the Snails

“Amongst the Snails”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
Clapper Rail Chick

While I was on St. Simons Island recently, I was very excited to see a bird I have never seen before. My husband and I were driving down Ocean Road when an unfamiliar bird ran out near the sidewalk. We stopped, and I excitedly jumped out to hopefully photograph it.

It was a clapper rail bird and had the cutest black chicks. The chicks were small and busily following their parents.

These birds care for their young in a different way. The parents divide the brood when they are about a week old and each parent looks after half the chicks.

I have heard this bird’s call when I have been crabbing on the island but never seen the bird. Have you ever seen this bird?

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Punk Rock Yearling!

“Punk Rock Yearling!”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I put more effort than normal to photograph this yearling black bear cub. While standing at end of Sparks Lane, someone mentioned a mamma bear and her two cubs were at the other end of Sparks.

There was a major problem. I was parked past Sparks on the one-way Loop Road and could not turn around. So, I did what most crazy photographers do, I ran down the long, hot road.

I knew another major problem was ahead. A deep creek was between the bears and me. So, I did what most crazy photographers would do, I took off my socks and boots and crossed the creek.

The bears were right where the couple mention. They were in a field foraging for food. I stood behind the fence and enjoyed watching them just be bears.

To make the story end even better, I saw two friends who gave me a ride back to my car. I was very thankful because it was a hot day and I was flushed!

Don’t you love his punk rock hairdo?

Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Waitin’ on Ma!

"Waitin’ on Ma!"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

This little fellow waited quite a while for his mom to come back while I was at Berry College. I kinda felt like I was fawn sitting. I watched her look everywhere for him, but she did not see him hidden in the grass. 

I tried to get her attention to no avail. Funny thing—deer do not understand hand signals and what pointing means. After almost two hours, I left. I knew she would eventually find him.

Location: Berry College, Rome, Georgia
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