Photo of the Day

Fresh photos from the American Southwest and my travels abroad. 

Welcome. This site is primarily meant to be a place for creative daily practice in image making and storytelling. Rather than being an area to view my portfolio, photo of the day is a sandbox of photographs and ideas. One of the greatest challenges artists face are editing and committing to a creative practice of showing up, day after day, consistently. This is my focus here. Although I may not post a finished photograph every single day, I am engaged in writing, photographing, or post-processing on a daily basis. This is my commitment to my craft, myself, on behalf of the natural world. 

Sandhills’ Mandarin Stroll

Sandhills’ Mandarin Stroll

Sandhills' Mandarin StrollPhoto Credits: Sandhills' Mandarin Stroll,  Susan J. Preston, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge © 2022, all rights reserved  .. 

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Cheetah

Cheetah

It was a complete thrill to photograph this cheetah on my last day of safari in South Africa…

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Crabapple Bough

Crabapple Bough

Crabapple Bough Let the apple ripen on the branch beyond your need to take it down.   Let the...

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Penguin Plunge

Penguin Plunge

As a photographer, I feel an urgency to remind my fellow humans that our destiny is inexorably...

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Invincible Dawn

Invincible Dawn

Whatever calls to you now. Whatever sings for your attention or knocks on your door, turn toward it. Run with wings flapping pulling the light within you forward….

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Savoring the Mornings

Savoring the Mornings

Instead of blasting off in a mass ascension, they collectively decide the light is just too gorgeous, the reflections on the water…

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Rabbit Antenna

Rabbit Antenna

When was the last time you were fully in harmony with a warm and wild creature? What was it like for you, and what did you learn?

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Deep Listening

Deep Listening

Like the earth listening to seed waiting to unfold, how can I cultivate a generous ear attuned to the Soul?

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Brave Little Rabbit

Brave Little Rabbit

This curious rabbit befriended me in Taos last week. So curious, in fact, I had three photo sessions with her.

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Little Wonders

Little Wonders

The earth is too beautiful to let our awareness of it slip away. Find something lovely to notice today.

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On Looking for Something

On Looking for Something

“As long as we’re caught up in always looking for certainty and happiness, rather than honoring the taste and smell and quality of…

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Egret Strikes Through

Egret Strikes Through

After weeks of silence, this musing takes a stab at describing the pain, fear, and brutality of racial injustice during our time of upheaval

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Solitary Ibis

Solitary Ibis

I have a choice, always, of how to frame my beautiful life. If I see myself as being lonely, then the emotions of loneliness are sure to follow…

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Seeing Through Veils

Seeing Through Veils

If granted the solace to settle into the quote paired with this image, what questions would be knocking on your door right now?

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The Strange Pull of Love

The Strange Pull of Love

Although many photographers are unimpressed with deer, choosing to chase after more impressive animals to photograph, I find myself pulled toward these quiet, gentle creatures…

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We of the Floating World

We of the Floating World

We of the Floating World live only for the moment, giving all our time to the pleasures of cherry blossoms and snow and maple leaves…

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