Thought I'd create a thread to post nature photos. They don't have to even be "good" photos (I'll post a lot of those), just photos you captured of something cool or interesting. Please give a description of the photo.
Here's a couple to start out. I'll add more as I sort through them.
Here's one I love from a couple years back. I kayak on a local lake (Lake Galena) a lot and usually have my camera with me. There's a lot of wild life to capture, but it can be a challenge on a kayak. There's a family of bald eagles near the lake (rare for our area) and while you see them frequently, they are hard to capture in a picture.
It was a very windy day and I was paddling upwind when I saw an eagle fly over and it looked like it landed in some trees ahead. I pushed on, fighting the wind and waves until I rounded the corner and saw him (her?). I didn't want to startle it, so I kept my distant and used all the zoom I had. This is hand held, on a kayak, with small waves breaking over the bow. I'm still amazed I got any photo at all.