Elk in Our Pasture

My wife took this shot of an elk cow nursing her calf in our lower pasture, fifty yards from our house.

Elk Calves and Joe Llama

Here are a pair of elk calves in our lower pasture, trying to make sense of Joe Llama. The calves are quite young and still have their spots. The spots disappear when elk calves are just a few months old. These are Roosevelt elk, which are the largest elk...

Another amazing shot from Tasmania

This is the Gordon River Dam. It’s in Tasmania, which is an island about 150 miles south of the Australian mainland. It holds a crapload of water, making it the largest lake in Australia. This incredible image was taken by Micnical, a Tasmanian dad and surfer.

Welcome to the Coast of Oregon!

This is the coast of Oregon near our home, taken by my wife (Toni Johnson) with her iPhone being held in one hand, while one of our 100-lb livestock guard dogs was pulling her along the beach, wanting to chase the waves.

Bull Elk Having a Snack

This bull is a Roosevelt elk having a bite to eat in our pasture. There’s one bull per herd of cows, but the bulls usually don’t stay with the cows. They will generally be on higher ground, keeping an eye out for trouble. Bulls have a very distinct bugle...

Anemones—Sex Maniacs of the Sea

This anemone lives at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, which is about 20 minutes from where we live. (My wife, Toni, snapped this with her iPhone.) I couldn’t help but wonder if anemones are all one sex, or if there are males and females. That’s when I learned there are not...

Sea Lions napping on the pier in Newport

These are some of the sea lion males having a snooze on the docks up at Newport, the next town up from where we live. The local sea lions are all males. They swim down to Northern California at the end of summer for a chance to fight off...

The bay at the end of our road

We live on a gravel road on the Alsea Bay. Here’s the bay at sunset. The bridge in the distance is part of US 1o1 that goes into Waldport, our local town. My wife took this shot with her iPhone. There’s zero Photoshopping. This is how it actually looks in...

Yaquina Bay Bridge

This is the bridge we take to go to Newport, which is where we get groceries, supplies, gas and see movies. It’s about 20 minutes away. It was completed in 1936, and has a great Art Deco/Goth look. It’s a little more than 3,000 feet long and sits...