Insects and Reptiles
Capturing an insect at work and in motion—focusing on the hair, eyes and wings of a honey bee as it zips into a snapdragon, watching a Gulf Fritillary butterfly ovaposite eggs on a vine, and watching a wasp bite and fly off with morsels of caterpillar—all are moments that inspire my curiosity and desire to look further into boundless nature all around. One result of that curiosity is my book, Kirby’s Journal: Backyard Butterfly Magic.
As I was shooting these noisily squawking baby alligators, I kept wondering about their mother—I knew she was nearby, but where? Gators are protective of their young and very fast on land. As she crashed into the water, I grabbed my tripod and ran!
©Charlotte Caldwell. If interested in purchasing any photographs, please contact me.