Posts by tkfranzen

California Condor

11/20/2015 | 0

Flight of the Relic: With its ancestors dating back to the Pleistocene epoch, seeing the California Condor in flight is … Read More

Gilded Flicker

11/18/2015 | 0

Gilded Flicker perched on an old Saguaro, catching the last rays of light before sunset. A very common bird of … Read More


11/16/2015 | 0

Phainopepla Wingstretch: Named from the Greek “phain pepla” which means “shining robe,” this flycatcher can be found in two distinctly … Read More

American Dipper

11/8/2015 | 0

This American Dipper appeared to be using its wings to help it balance is it climbed up this slope. While … Read More

California Condor

11/3/2015 | 0

California Condors are on the critically endangered species list and were nearly extinct back in the 80s. Since then, more … Read More

Trumpeter Swans

11/3/2015 | 0

Trumpeter Swans are presumed to mate for life and this appears to be a mated pair. While in Yellowstone I … Read More

American Dipper

11/3/2015 | 0

American Dippers feed primarily on aquatic insects and their larvae. So it was odd to see this one pulling at … Read More

Great Gray Owl

11/2/2015 | 0

While parked at a pullout in Yellowstone, I had a brief conversation with another photographer. He was very generous to … Read More