Ty Smedes Nature Photography


Favorite Nature Images of the Year - 2023

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.


Winter 2023

Snow Bunting Landing

 

Snow Bunting Landing in Snow

 

Snow Bunting Flock Landing in Snow


Snow Bunting Flock Flying

Snow Bunting in Snow

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 


Spring 2023

Hooded Merganser Drake Takeoff

 

Blue-winged Teal Drake Takeoff

Green-winged Teal Drake Takeoff


Green-winged Teal Courtship Flight

 

Blue-winged Teal Drake Takeoff from Water

Blue-winged Teal Drake Takeoff

 

Blue-gray Gnat-catcher on nest

 


Red Fox Kit Sunning On A Log

Cape May Nectaring On Apple Blossom

Orchard Oriole Male Nectaring on Apple Blossom

 

Baltimore Oriole Male Nectaring on Apple Blossom

 


 

 


Summer 2023

Whitetail Fawn Hiding in the Foliage

 

Whitetail Doe Grooming Her Fawn

 


Blazing Star (Liatris) Wildflowers

 


Fall 2023

Western Red-tailed Hawk

 

Krider's  Red-tailed Hawk

Krider's Red-tailed Hawk

 

 

Merlin (Prairie Race)


Merlin (Prairie Race)

 

Swordbill_Hummingbird

Swordbill Hummingbird

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

 

Two Hummmingbirds Fighting

Two Hummingbirds Fighting


Violet-tailed Sylph Hummingbird

Violet-tailed Sylph Hummingbird

Geofroy's Bat Nectaring at Flower

Geofroy's Bat Nectaring at Flower

 

 

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