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Dave Blinder Nature Photography Blog

  • Great Egret on the Beaver Brook

    Great Egret on the Beaver Brook
    Jonathan’s Woods
    Morris County NJ
    June 2021

    On a recent June morning 2 egrets as a Great Blue Heron were active near the beaver dam. The pile of feathers at the egret’s feet are a result of preening.

  • Morning Sky and Lifting Fog at Wildcat Ridge

    Morning Sky and Lifting Fog
    Wildcat Ridge WMA
    Rockaway Township NJ
    June 2021

    A tight shot with a telephoto zoom lens captured the drama of fog burning off on a humid June morning.

  • Bamboo Brook with Forget-Me-Nots

    Taken during a recent stroll at Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center. The trails at Bamboo Brook are always tranquil and scenic.

  • People Pictures from Utah 2021 Trip

    People Pictures from Utah May 2021 Trip


    These photos are from our group of adventurers as we traversed Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Capitol Reef National Park.

    Lisa, Dave, Mark, Mario, and Kelly pose in the Narrows at Zion National Park

    Mark, Mario, and Kelly take a break at the Narrows in Zion

    Mario and Kelly pass through deeper water at The Narrows in Zion

    Mario at Bryce Canyon

    Lisa passes through Capitol Gorge at Capitol Reef National Park

    Mario can’t seem to spot that pesky Big-horned Sheep near Zion National Park.

    Mark photobombs a Big-horned Sheep crossing near Zion

  • Squirrel-scape

    Squirrel-scape
    Bryce Canyon National Park
    May 2021

    This Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel wasn’t too proud to beg for a meal though I was not providing one.

    Learn more about the Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden-mantled_ground_squirrel

  • View of Sulphur Creek from Goosenecks Overlook

    View of Sulphur Creek from Goosenecks Overlook
    Capitol Reef National Park in Utah
    May 2021

    There was a photograph to be taken around every bend from Goosenecks Overlook though there weren’t many guardrails!

    More info on Goosenecks Overlook – https://liveandlethike.com/2015/04/07/goosenecks-trail-capitol-reef-national-park-ut/

  • Desert Spiny Lizard at Zion National Park

    Desert Spiny Lizard
    Zion National Park in Utah
    May 2021

    This close-up shot was taken with a telephoto lens as we only encountered small lizards on the recent trip to Southern Utah.

    Read more about reptiles found in Southern Utah – https://www.nps.gov/care/learn/nature/reptiles.htm

  • Cottonwood Wash at Capitol Reef National Park

    Cottonwood Wash
    Capitol Reef National Park
    Wayne County, Utah

    I only made it a short distance into Cottonwood Wash as the landscape was harsh and the trail became increasingly technical as I made my way towards the slot canyon.

    Learn more about Cottonwood Wash – https://www.americansouthwest.net/slot_canyons/cottonwood_wash/canyon.html

  • Near Goosenecks Overlook – Capitol Reef NP

    Near Goosenecks Overlook
    Capitol Reef National Park
    Wayne County, Utah
    May 2021

    The walks were easy and the views expansive at Goosenecks Overlook at Capitol Reef National Park. Don’t miss this stop if you are in Southern Utah!

    Visit Capitol Reef National Park – https://www.nps.gov/care/planyourvisit/brochures.htm

  • The Narrows at Zion National Park

    The Narrows
    Zion National Park in Utah
    May 2021

    Picture walking in cold water on slippery rounded rocks and against the current. That was our experience at The Narrows at Zion National Park.

    Canon EOS M5 + EFM 11-22mm lens

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