Austral Parakeets at Torres del Paine National Park. We had a bunch of them eating on the ground, but I got intrigued by a small woodpecker and was photographing it when all the parakeets took off. No time to refocus, I just aimed my camera at the flying birds and got this lucky shot. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good! #photography#nature#birds#beauty#chile#lucky
In Minnesota now and found these American White Pelicans on my morning bike ride. Returning with my camera I captured this image (that is just a part of the full pano of them all). They must be staging here on their northern migration although they do stay in Minnesota for the summer. Go to my Facebook page (Michael Melford Photography) to see the full image. #photography#nature#birds#minnesota#beauty
Photo by @visionarywild -Looking for a last minute photo adventure in Patagonia? An opening has unexpectedly become available in our fast-approaching expedition to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, April 2-14. There is just time to join me and National Geographic photographer Justin Black and a small group of nine other passionate photographers, and our fabulous Chilean guide team.
It's one of our favorite places to photograph, and the quiet Patagonian autumn season is our favorite time to go.
Here's a link to the trip.
Photo by @kcalandro This barn owl must have joined the ship in the Falklands and rode with us until we reached the mainland of South America. We saw it flying off the back of the ship and while I ran to get my camera, the owl flew right up to Keith Calando who got this shot with his iPhone. I got back in time to see it fly away toward shore. #photography#birds#natgeotravel#owl
King Penguin checking out the surf at Right Whale Bay. It’s a long way to travel, but well worth the effort to get to one of the most unique wildlife experiences on the planet. Today we visited a colony of 10,000 Kings, tomorrow it will be some 100,000 kings. #photography#natgeotravel#natgecreative#natgeofineart#penguins
A black-browed albatrosses Colony on the island of Steeple Jason. In fact may be the largest colony in the world. These chicks are about a month away to taking flight and not returning to land until they have reached sexual maturity. The adult albatross were retuning here to regurgitate what they had caught at sea to feed the chicks. It was an amazing sight!