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
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 begin to show.
Stopping on a Busy Drive
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.
Fisher Gap in Autumn
There are few overlooks I enjoy more than Fisher Gap which offers such different perspectives every season.
Hazel Mountain Dawn
Sunrise at Hazel Mountain Overlook.
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.
An Autumn Drive Along Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park
Hawksbill Mountain stands silhouetted as the last light of day disappears.
A lunar eclipse comes to an end above the lights of Luray.
Milky Way Over Skyline Drive
Shenandoah National Park affords a few of the best places to star gaze on the east coast.
Midnight Over Luray
The milky way on display over Luray and the valley below Shenandoah.
A blood red sun rises above the eastern horizon.
Buck Mountain View
Fawn are inherently curious during their first weeks.
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.