THE BEST OF 2023

 

2023 has been another very busy and exciting year of bird photography!  My two main trips for the year were both at the end of the year and only 10 days apart! First, I travelled to Patagonia, The Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica. A pretty epic trip to the end of the world!  Afterwards, after a very brief few nights back in my own bed, I headed back down to the southern hemisphere for a three week shoot in Argentina.  This was a trip I have been really wanting to make for years and I was so excited to finally get to explore these ecosystems. And Argentina did not disappoint! I had one of my most productive 3-week trips ever!!

In addition to these two major shoots, I was also able to have a fun week shooting in Northern Colombia, visited some new sites in Brazil and did a bit of shooting around Vancouver Island and Ontario.

It was a great year of spending time out in nature and enjoying the birds. With several exciting trips planned for the nest year 2024 promises to bring more of the same!

I hope you will enjoy this portfolio of images from 2023.

All the best!

Glenn

COLOMBIA + LA GUAJIRA

My first trip of the year was to Colombia to lead my annual photo workshop down there. I had a week off between the two trips I led and I took advantage by visiting the Northern Colombia coast and also re-visited the Santa Marta region.

 

Vermilion Cardinals

Velvet Purple Coronet

Andean Motmot

Black-billed Mountain Toucan

Black-headed Tanager

Blue-naped Chlorophonia

Booted Racket Tail

Buffy Hummingbird

Chestnut Piculet

Collared Inca

Golden-naped Tanager

Golden Olive Woodpecker

Hooded Mountain Tanager

Lazuline Sabrewing

Multicolored Tanager

Russet-throated Puffbird

Santa Marta Mountain Tanager

Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager 

Violet-tailed Sylph

SPRING IN CANADA

I didnt shoot much domestically this year. But while testing out a few cameras in the Spring I did shoot a few nice birds around Vancouver Island and also on a quick family visit in Ontario.

 

 

Baltimore Oriole

Rufous Hummingbird

Bufflehead

Cerulean Warbler

Great Horned Owl

Harlequin Duck

Louisiana Waterthrush

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

American Dipper

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

BRAZIL

In July I headed down to Brazil to lead my photo workshop down there. I had changed up the itinerary quite a bit for this year so it was fun to visit a few new sites.  We had an incredible trip with so many great birds!!

 

 

Hyacinth Macaw

Toco Toucan

Red-necked Tanager

Ringed Kingfisher

Amazon Kingfisher

Black-collared Hawk

Blond-crested Woodpecker

Brassy-breasted Tanager

Brazilian Ruby

Capybara

Chestnut-eared Aracari

Gilt-edged Tanager

Green-headed Tanager

Helmeted Manakin 

Hyacinth Macaw

Jaguar

Jaguar

Maroon-bellied Parakeet

Orange-winged Amazon

Pied Plover

Ringed Kingfisher

Saw-billed Hermit

Scale-throated Hermit

Southern Screamer 

Whistling Heron

White-faced Whistling Ducks

Yellow-fronted Woodpecker

PATAGONIA

After a relaxing August and September it was time for some serious shooting!  I had an epic 5 week trip to Chile, the Falkalnd Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica.  What an adventure!!!

 

Puma

Tawny-throated Dotterel

Mom and cub 

Puma

Kitten

Guanaco

Guanaco

Patagonia!

Torres del Paine

FALKLAND ISLANDS, SOUTH GEORGIA

King Penguins

Black-browed Albatross

Black-browed Albatross

Cape Petrel 

Falkland Island Steamer Duck

Fur Seal

Gentoo Penguin

Penguin Iceberg

Gray-headed Albatross

Iceberg

Kelp Goose

Kelp Goose

King Penguin

A few King Penguins 

King Penguins

Beach scene

Iceberg

South Georgia

Iceberg Sunset

South Georgia

South Georgia

Patagonian Crested Duck

Rock Cormorant

Rockhopper Penguin

Snow Petrel

South Georgia Pintail

Southern Giant Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel

Speckled Teal

ANTARCTICA

 


Gentoos Jumping!

Adelie Penguin 

Southern Fulmar

Chinstrap Penguin

Adelie Penguin  

Black-browed Albatross

Brown Skua

Cape Petrel

Chinstrap Penguin

Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin Madness!!!

Gentoo Penguin 

Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin

Adelie Penguin  

Antarctic Landscape

Antarctic Landscape

Slender-billed Prion

Snow Petrel

Snow Petrel

Snow Petrel

Snow Petrel

Southern Fulmar

Antarctic Landscape

ARGENTINA

To finish up this busy year I visited Northwest Argentina for an incredible 3-week shoot. I had amazing weather and super good luck with almost all of the birds I was looking for.  It was a fantastic trip! 

Blue-tufted Starthroat

Buff-fronted Owl

Andean Flamingo

Andean Hillstar

Red-tailed Comet

Aplomado Falcon

Spot-winged Falconet

Strange-tailed Tyrant

Black-crested Finch

Black-hooded Sierra Finch

Blue and Yellow Tanager

Blue-tufted Starthroat 

Brazilian Teal

Brown-capped Redstart 

Burrowing Parakeet

Cattle Tyrant

Chaco Owl

Chilean Flamingo

Cream-backed Woodpecker

Giant Wood Rail

Golden-billed Saltator

Grass Wren

James's Flamingo

Many-colored Chaco FInch

Marsh Seedeater

Red-crested Cardinal

Red-tailed Comet

Red-tailed Comet

Ringed Warbling FInch

Rufous-rumped Seedeater

Rufous-throated Dipper

Sandy Gallito

Scimitar-billed Woodcreeper

Silver Teal

South American Painted Snipe

Tawny-bellied Seedeater

Ultramarine Grosbeak

Vermilion Flycatcher

Wedge-tailed Hillstar

Yellow-striped Brush Finch

Red-tailed Comet...Maybe my favourite of the entire year!!

 

 

Overall 2023 was another fantastic year of photography and I'm proud of the work I put in and the images I was able to capture.  It's always nice to look back through the photos and remember all the beautiful places that I am lucky enough to visit.

I've got some fun plans in the works for 2024 so hopefully by this time next year I'll have another exciting gallery to share with you.

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