This photograph shows a young Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus) rattlesnake species found in midwestern North America from southern Ontario to northern Mexico. By far one of the most dangerous photos taken during my time as a photographer. I share this photo with people to help bring awareness that these creatures are gentle and not looking to harm.
The fireflies or lightning bugs of the midwest stand as one of its most iconic and mesmerizing wonders! These little critters only come out through out the Summer months and fill the Forrests and fields with a dazzling light show. When I look out at night on. warm June evening the Milky Way drops from the heavens and fills the world around me.
This young buck blessed me with my very first wildlife photograph that was purchased and published. Prongs became one of my greatest success stories and thinking back on how miserable this bitter cold January morning was, the moment this white tale deer walked out of the wood every second had been worth it. Most hunters remember shooting their first buck, most photographers remember theirs too.