One afternoon, five years ago, I was walking in my backyard. Obviously with my camera, at that time was a Nikon Coolpix P500. Between the sounds of common birds I noticed a different one. Searching for what was making that sound, in a branch near me I found the beautiful and tiny San Pedrito, an endemic bird from Puerto Rico that I always wanted to see, and never got the chance. For me it was an exciting moment. Between the nervousness, the precision for photographing such a tiny bird and photograph it before it flies away made my hands shake. That afternoon I realized that I don’t need to go to any special protected area to see beautiful and interesting things, that the San Pedrito is just a part of an amazing world we may have right in the back of our own houses.
Since that day my backyard became my refuge. Every time I need to make contact with nature and don’t have the time to get in my car and drive to some forest or natural reserve, there is my backyard. Day or night, rainy or not, I'm always discovering new things. Wonderful creatures to photograph, wonderful moments to capture.
Here is a selection of some pictures I took this year, 2017, so far.
South Dakota: Landscape treasure
Four days in Chicago
A trip to Utah-Arches National Park in Moab
A trip to Utah-Canyonlands in Moab
A trip to Utah-Deadhorse State Park and La sal Loop Road
A trio To Utah Bear River Migratory bird Rafuge and Antelope Island State Park
Colorado Monument National Park
Black Canyon of the Gunnison NPS- A geologic jewel
Between the forest and the sea-Acadia National Park