Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Moment in Nature Series, Week 3, Winter Birds

A Moment in Nature, Week 3- Winter Birds from Wild Angle Media on Vimeo.

"A Moment in Nature" is a series of short films documenting peace and beauty in our natural world. I decided to poke through the archives of video clips I'd accumulated over the past several years and turn them into moment long reflections of experiences in nature. These shorts are designed to promote conservation of our wild lands here in Appalachia, as well as inspire folks to spend a little time in the great American outdoors. I will post one video in this series each week for the next ten weeks, ending on Earth Day, 2015. -Jon Reaves-Photographer, Filmmaker, Environmentalist

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Moment in Nature Series, Week 2 - The Pines

The Pines-A Moment in Nature 2 from Wild Angle Media on Vimeo.

"A Moment in Nature" is a series of short films documenting peace and beauty in our natural world. I decided to poke through the archives of video clips I'd accumulated over the past several years and turn them into moment long reflections of experiences in nature. These shorts are designed to promote conservation of our wild lands here in Appalachia, as well as inspire folks to spend a little time in the great American outdoors. I will post one video in this series each week for the next ten weeks, ending on Earth Day, 2015. -Jon Reaves-Photographer, Filmmaker, Environmentalist

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Atlantic Puffins, Machias Seal Island. (c) 2015 Jon Reaves Photography/Wild Angle Media.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Moment in Nature Series, Week 1 - The Land of Ice and Snow

The Land of Ice and Snow-A Moment in Nature 1 from Wild Angle Media on Vimeo.

"A Moment in Nature" is a series of short films documenting peace and beauty in our natural world. Inspired by the works of my favorite photographer, Jim Brandenburg, I decided to poke through the archives of video clips I'd accumulated over the past several years and turn them into moment long reflections of experiences in nature. These shorts are designed to promote conservation of our wild lands here in Appalachia, as well as inspire folks to spend a little time in the great American outdoors. I will post one video in this series each week for the ten weeks, ending on Earth Day, 2015. -Jon Reaves-Photographer, Filmmaker, Environmentalist

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Young Red Tail Hawk

Red tail hawks are common throughout most of the Appalachian Mountains, but winter is probably the best time to see these birds of prey. It may be because they have to cover more territory to find food and become less wary of humans in this effort-as their concentration is focused elsewhere. Or, it may be simply that they are less hidden by foliage. Either way, it seems that winter is the best time.

Often young hawks will allow you to get really close, or like this little guy, they may get really close to you. This young red tail flew from a branch across a cornfield to perch right above my head to investigate my activities. After providing me with a short portrait session, the hawk then flew to a nearby branch to watch fly-fishermen. I wonder if it thought it might somehow make a meal out of a fisherman's catch...



Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year, New Snow

We finally got a decent dose of snow here in the NC High Country! Just in time for the new year, too. I'm currently working on a project about protecting mountain waterways and the importance of riparian buffers. This image was made in Roaring Creek, deep in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, and shows a good example of a creek with a healthy riparian buffer.

More videos to come!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Price Lake Sunset Timelapse

Price Lake Sunset Timelapse from Wild Angle Media on Vimeo.

I love making time-lapse videos. This short sequence was shot yesterday evening at Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I may very well use it in a project I'm doing on watershed conservation in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina.