Uprooted Magnolia

Courage to Dream

Posted in Photography by leahyetter on February 17, 2014

©Leah Yetter Photographer

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
-Abraham Lincoln

In honor of Presidents Day, I tell you this is my dream as well.

They just wouldn’t let me get close.

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on February 25, 2013

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

So secretive and such loners. Maybe I’ll get as close as this some other time.


Against a Bald Sky

Posted in Nature, Photography, Wildlife, Winter by leahyetter on November 13, 2012

©Leah Yetter Photographer

When it is overcast with no cloud detail or blue peeking through, we call that a bald sky.
A bald eagle took off just as the sky opened up to pour down another inch of snow.

Eagle by the Bridge

Posted in Nature, Photography, The Ranch, Wildlife by leahyetter on March 7, 2011

There was a light snow falling last Friday morning and I was sitting at my desk with a warm cup of coffee when Patrick called. He said to jump on the four wheeler and head down to the bridge with my camera. An eagle has been perched there since the crack of dawn he said. I figured he’d be gone before I could get on the 5 layers of clothing required for riding in the snow but to my surprise, he was still there. He took flight not long after I arrived.

He landed on a limb way down the river. Can you see him in the distance there?

But I captured this image before he took flight.

I think out of all my shots while out here in the wild west, I am most proud of this portrait above and of the one in flight. Just look at his eyes. The sharp talons. And that beak. I had a hard time focusing because the snow was coming down pretty fast but I persisted. And he was hunting. Turning his head all around waiting for his next meal to come along. It was a difficult shoot and I was so happy to come home with these results.
I hope you like them too.