Trips: Shenandoah 2019

Shenandoah offers some great opportunities to see wildlife, especially deer and bears, but this fall I also had an opportunity to capture some quality images of one its most elusive creatures, a bobcat. On top of this there were some splendid evenings with the milky way, lunar eclipses and pockets of great fall foliage.

Sunrise Over Old Rag from Thorofare Overlook.
Sunrise Over Old Rag

Sunrise Over Old Rag from Thorofare Overlook.

One of the rarest animals to see, a bobcat crouches motionless on a boulder in Shenandoah National Park, as hints of fall's splendor...
Bobcat Stealth

One of the rarest animals to see, a bobcat crouches motionless on a boulder in Shenandoah National Park, as hints of fall's splendor begin to show.

Time for a Quick Stop
Stopping on a Busy Drive

Time for a Quick Stop

A few of the very best views in Shenandoah National Park are where there is no overlook, no vista.  Here, one of those special...
Where is the Overlook?

A few of the very best views in Shenandoah National Park are where there is no overlook, no vista. Here, one of those special views is rarely seen but in fall the colors may be among the most spectacular in Shenandoah National Park.

There are few overlooks I enjoy more than Fisher Gap which offers such different perspectives every season.
Fisher Gap in Autumn

There are few overlooks I enjoy more than Fisher Gap which offers such different perspectives every season.

Sunrise at Hazel Mountain Overlook.
Hazel Mountain Dawn

Sunrise at Hazel Mountain Overlook.

Hazel Mountain is among the most popular places to witness sunrise in Shenandoah National Park.
Waiting on a New Day

Hazel Mountain is among the most popular places to witness sunrise in Shenandoah National Park.

After heavy rains, Dark Hollow waterfall gushes.  There is a reason it is the most popular waterfall in Shenandoah National Park...
Swell

After heavy rains, Dark Hollow waterfall gushes. There is a reason it is the most popular waterfall in Shenandoah National Park.

An Autumn Drive Along Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park
Autumn Drive

An Autumn Drive Along Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park

Hawksbill Mountain stands silhouetted as the last light of day disappears.
Hawksbill Silhouette

Hawksbill Mountain stands silhouetted as the last light of day disappears.

A lunar eclipse comes to an end above the lights of Luray.
Lunar Eclipse

A lunar eclipse comes to an end above the lights of Luray.

Shenandoah National Park affords a few of the best places to star gaze on the east coast.
Milky Way Over Skyline Drive

Shenandoah National Park affords a few of the best places to star gaze on the east coast.

The milky way on display over Luray and the valley below Shenandoah.
Midnight Over Luray

The milky way on display over Luray and the valley below Shenandoah.

A blood red sun rises above the eastern horizon.
Crescent Sun

A blood red sun rises above the eastern horizon.

Buck Mountain Sunrise
Buck Mountain View

Buck Mountain Sunrise

Fawn are inherently curious during their first weeks.
Curiosity

Fawn are inherently curious during their first weeks.

Fifteen ridges stretch to the west over the Shenandoah Valley
Fifteen Ridges

Fifteen ridges stretch to the west over the Shenandoah Valley

A 10 point buck still covered in velvet pauses in the tall grasses of Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park.
Ten Points

A 10 point buck still covered in velvet pauses in the tall grasses of Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park.