Flora & Fauna

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  • Red Panda

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    Here we see one of the most adorable, playful animals on the surface of the planet, the Red Panda, otherwise known as the raccoon bear. These little guys are rambunctious and friendly, running about the trees in their habitats, playing and having fun...and utterly oblivious as I struggled, for what felt like the better part of an hour, to capture one in just the right pose, with just the right lighting, and without the glare of the zoo's glass walls obscuring my view. Who knew capturing cuteness was so difficult? Totally worth it though! I love these guys!

  • Scales

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    This photo was taken inside the Reptile and Snake House at Alligator Adventure, in Myrtle Beach, SC. The snake had just been sprayed lightly with water so as to keep the scales moist, and you can see the water bead up on there. If you look closely, you can see individual grooves on the scales, even. I am still, to this day, stunned I managed to get any kind of good photograph considering the lighting conditions in that place; a dark room, with pitch black walls, lit only by the soft glow of heat lamps and fluorescent lighting. Ask any photographer; that makes for one TOUGH time getting a good shot of anything!

  • Shores of Currituck

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    North of the Currituck Lighthouse is a vast stretch of beach, off limits to anything that isn't four wheel drive. It's a more wild, untamed stretch of beach home to the unincorporated community of Currituck, a place unlike any I've actually seen, where the streets themselves are off-road beach territory and the sparse houses are scattered throughout the dunes. It's in this community that a herd of roughly 100 wild Mustangs can be found, their ancestors left behind when visiting Spanish conquistadors returned home. It is actually against the law for any person to be within fifty feet of these beautiful horses, leading to strange situations where wild horses can be found in people's garages, or rolling about in the middle of the sandy streets, or like here where the horses stop and take in the majesty of the Atlantic Ocean. This sight right here genuinely made my day!

  • Spider Sail

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    It was a foggy morning deep in the heart of West Virginia; we were on our way down to Myrtle Beach again, ready to make more family memories...but along the way, we stopped as we usually do for the lookout point at the New River Gorge Bridge; a sight we simply can never miss! Sadly, the path down to the view point was closed. Along the way though, I noticed this elegantly-crafted spider web caught in the misty morning breeze, covered in tiny droplets of dew. It looked like a billowing sail, hoisted between the tree branches. I could see no trace of the spider itself, but maybe that was for the best!

  • Tranquility

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    A cliche thing to call a photograph, isn't it? Tranquility. And yet, that's about the only feeling I get when I look at this photograph, and remember how relieved and relaxed I felt after the great deal of walking I had just done in an effort to find such a beautiful place. We traveled up and down the spit of land that Presque Isle inescapably is, on foot, following a path through the woods that meandered by the sight you find here. I was struck by how still the waters were, how blue the sky is, and how the sunlight behind me cast a brilliant glow on the autumn foliage across the marshes; it all came together in a perfect moment, captured by my camera.

  • Umbrellas in the Mist

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    Pittsburgh's Phipps Conservatory, a beautiful multi-winged greenhouse founded in 1893 by steel magnate Henry Phipps, is one of the jewels of the city; a gorgeous tour-de-force of plant life from all around the world, housed inside its old, weathered, temperature-controlled glass walls. Every year, the conservatory goes through many different changes, each cultivated to represent a different part of the world. When I had taken the tour in the fall of 2015, the conservatory had been reworked to represent a Japanese zen garden during autumn; a beautiful sight represented here by these delicate paper umbrellas, hung overhead down a long, glass hallway. Outside, a dreary mist filled the October skies...but that just added to the allure and mystique of the sight, unusual as it was.

  • Up

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    My photograph, "Wooden Warmth" is one of the more popular photographs that I've offered here at Nulion Photography, but it of course wasn't the only photo I'd taken there! While visiting those gorgeous woods along the slopes of Mt. Hood, in Oregon, after taking the shot that would become "Wooden Warmth", I aimed my camera skyward. What I saw was this; the day's final sunlight as it filtered through the treetops, trunks casting stark shadows against the leafy canopy. As I recall, that was my last photograph for the day; not five minutes later, the sun had dipped far enough beneath the horizon that the warm, golden color seen here had faded into memory.

  • Vacant Web

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    Just in time for Halloween, we have this! All alone, strung up between a set of branches along the Zig Zag trail, along the slopes of Mt. Hood, was this spider's web. Taken literally steps away from my other photo, "Wooden Warmth", this spider web, while vacant, was still beautifully constructed. I may be squeamish of spiders, but I cannot help but respect them for what they do, and how meticulously they do it. How long did it take for the spider to create this web? Furthermore, I wonder what the spider was off doing while I was taking photos of its silken home. Probably off doing spider-stuff. Ah well! Hats off to you, Mr. Spider; you built yourself a fine web!

  • Wooden Warmth

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    Walking through the woods near Mt. Hood, in Oregon, we made our way to the Zig Zag falls along a nice little nature trail. The whole forest was beautiful, so different from the forests you'd find in Pennsylvania, and everything had a warmer, softer, mossier feel to it. Then, on the way out of the woods, I noticed the sunlight filtering through the trees and how it gave the woods such a warm look...and I knew I had to capture it on my camera. This here is the result, after combining the images together into a single, beautiful HDR!

  • Yarn Addict

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    Who loves kittens? Everybody loves kittens! This is my brother's sweet little kitty Phil, contemplating the universe after playing with his big ball of yarn. Not too long ago my brother and his fiancée had gone to the local animal shelter down in Wilkinsburg, and I'd come along with them. They had a room off to the side where the little kittens could be isolated from the rest of the shelter's feline population, where the fluffy things could relax in relative peace and quiet. Upon seeing this kitten, along with his orange-colored brother, our hearts melted. They were just too adorable, and they couldn't be separated! So....we walked out of the shelter that day with two adorable balls of fluff. Here's one of them, for your viewing pleasure!

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