2009 Photos: Birds, Butterflies, Beautyberries, Bullfrogs, Bears and More

It's been a busy year -- little time for pictures -- but I have managed to snap a few. As always, I'm blessed to spend much of my time in places where we get to see a bit of wildlife, and I love sharing it.

(in roughly chronological order)

Northern Gannet
Northern Gannet
They come to visit from November to March. They never come onshore, so a long lens is the only hope for a picture -- and even then it leaves a lot to be desired.
photo by Mark Minasi