Nature and landscape photography requires patience and timing. I feel really fortunate when everything comes together: weather, colors, movement, backgrounds, animals, etc. The photograph of the Great Blue Heron with the fish in its beak was taken at Meadowlark Gardens. This photo was recognized as a Finalist by International Council for Game and Wildlife. Other photos in the Gallery include landscape and nature images taken on the Kitsap Peninsula, Olympic Mountains, Hoods Canal, Washington, Ranthambore National Park in India, Smithsonian National Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago, Virginia Beach, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Barbary Macaques at Gibraltar and more.