Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Owl Jam

“Owl Jam”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Wildlife deserves the right of way in Cades Cove, Tennessee especially when a momma black bear and her cubs are crossing Cades Cove Loop Road.

The backed up traffic caused by tourist stopping to view the bears near the road is called a “bear jam.” It is expected and patience is required.

This particular day, the long line of cars seemed like it wrapped around the entire Great Smoky Mountains National Park. When we got to where the wildlife was spotted, it wasn’t a bear but a barred owl.

The owl was hunting for fish in a creek right off the main road. We were following it around like the paparazzi. The owl eventually flew across the road and posed for me on top of a dead tree.

Check out those talons!!

The photograph of him on the tree can be view here.

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

Monday, June 24, 2019


Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I was in search of photographing hummingbirds at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, but my attention was quickly diverted when I saw finches on the bog sage. 

Beautiful blue petals were scattered on an immaculate lawn below the plants. The petals gave a hint of the havoc caused from the finches feeding.

I liked the angle I was shooting from, but I wanted to lie down on the ground. There were two issues. The ground was soaking wet, and the birds will not tolerate that much moving. 

I leaned forward and put my elbows on the ground. The finch decided to stay and even posed for me. 

Thanks once again Jesus!!

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