Ty Smedes Nature Photography

Favorite Nature Images of the Year - 2014

Welcome to "Favorite Nature Images" a gallery page featuring my own favorite photos, selected from among my best images of the current calendar year. I will continually add images to this page, as the year progresses, so you may enjoy many of my most exciting images of the year. Just click on an image to view an enlargement.

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Favorite Nature Images from 2005
Favorite Nature Images from 2004

Winter 2013/2014


Giant Kingfisher (female) with Freshwater Crab

Yellow-billed Kite Swooping a Lion with Zebra Kill

Sitatunga in Botswana Marsh

Malachite Kingfisher - Okavango Delta, Botswana


Cattle Egret - Okavango Delta, Botswana


Bateleur Eagle - Botswana


Martial Eagle - Botswana

Pearl Spotted Owlette - Botswana


Yellow Mongoose - Kalahari Desert Botswana,

Tawny Eagle (Light Morph) Kalahari Desert -Botswana


Sunset - Kalahari Desert, Botswana

Leopard in Tree - Botswana


Bald Eagle Diving for fish

Bald Eagle with Gizzard Shad


Bald Eagle with Gizzard Shad

Bald Eagle Diving for fish

Spring 2014


Sora Rail Reflection

Clapper Rail


Scarlet Tanager eating Mulberries

Kentucky Warbler (male) bathing


Hooded Warbler (Immature Male) bathing

Golden-winged Warbler (male)


Worm-eating Warbler Reflection

Black and White Warbler (male)

Summer 2014


Raccoon Reflection

Coyote & Pup at Den


Red Fox Kits at Den

Periodic Cicada (17yr) Emerging from Nymph

Loon with food to feed the hungry youngster

Common Loon Head close-up with beads of water


Crab Spider on Sunflower

Green Tree Frog on Sunflower leaf

Fall 2014

Redtailed Hawk Stooping towards prey

Redtailed Hawk Stooping towards prey


Mink with Chipmunk



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