Toadstool Geologic Park

Toadstool Geologic Park in northwestern Nebraska is a unique location that features geography unlike anything else found in Nebraska. A unique mix of earth and rock combined with an erosion cycle of rain, sun, and wind has created a landscape that some have described as otherworldly. A selection of my images along with a brief essay were featured in Nebraska Life Magazine.

Sandhill Crane Migration

Every spring, more than a half million Sandhill Cranes funnel through a relatively small section of the Platte River in central Nebraska. The cranes use the wide, shallow flows of the river and adjacent farmland as a key staging area in their migration north to summer grounds. I was lucky enough spend some tie photographing these large birds and even spent one full night on the river tucked into a photo blind where I was able to photograph them coming into roost and then leaving the next day.

17-year Cicadas

In 2007 I was in the right place at the right time to photograph the return of 17-year cicadas to northern Illinois. After living underground for 17 years, broods of cicada nymphs emerge in mass to transform into adults, mate, lay eggs, and start the cycle again. The whole process lasts a couple of weeks and the offspring from this group will return again in 2024.

March for our Lives – Denver 2018

In 2018 I attended the March for Our Lives in Denver, CO. The march aimed to bring attention to the rise of school shootings and call for action on variety of gun control measures.

Falconry

My first attempt a magazine feature was a story about Falconry – the sport of hunting using falcons and hawks. For the story I spent time over the course of a hunting season getting to know the people, the birds, and the techniques of a difficult sport that takes a lot of time and commitment to master.  The story appeared in the Jan-Feb 2003 issue of NEBRASKAland Magazine