Exploring the Natural World - Life Science Photography - Ron Lutz II ~ Photographer

Exploring the Natural World

Nature Photography

<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper%27s_Hawk" title="Accipiter cooperii">Cooper's Hawk</a>

A Natural Inclination


Exploring the wonders of the natural world with my camera is truly one of my pleasures. The life sciences have always intrigued me and I was very fortunate to have spent many years working at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. There I was surrounded by brilliant minds that studied various scientific disciplines.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

These two photo were taken nearly 100 years apart. To the left is an early photo of a guard soon after Dinosaur Hall opened. To the right is a photo I took of the last guards to watch the hall before being completely taken down and replaced.

These two photo were taken nearly 100 years apart. To the left is an early photo of a guard soon after Dinosaur Hall opened. To the right is a photo I took of the last guards to watch the hall before being completely taken down and replaced.

Interesting Coworkers!

  • The Art of Science

    Jane Hyland talks about her work in the entomology department.

  • Exploring the Collection

    While the entomology collections manager gives Teri a detailed accounting of how the departments specimens are all stored, the kid explores on her own a bit. Insects she's interested in, how they are stored, and how many drawers there are, not so much.

  • Fossil Preparator

    Dan Pickering explains how he carefully extracts fossil bones from the surrounding matrix, which is the stone in which they are encased.

A Slug's Life

Powdermill Nature Reserve - Bird banding

  • Willow Flycatcher

  • Willow Flycatcher

  • Willow Flycatcher

  • Willow Flycatcher

  • Willow Flycatcher

  • Willow Flycatcher

  • Willow Flycatcher

Casting a Frog

The World of Insects

  • Spined Micrathena

  • Royal Walnut Moth

  • Hoverfly

  • Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth

  • Chinese mantis, Hatchling

  • Chinese mantis

  • Chinese mantis

  • Blue Bottle Fly

The Beauty of Birds

  • Red-tailed Hawk

  • Bald Eagle

  • Green Heron

  • Red-headed Woodpecker

  • House Sparrow

  • Ruffed Grouse Learn more about this photo on my Blogger Post.

  • Black-throated Green Warbler, Dendroica virens

  • Barred Owl Learn more about this photo on my Blogger Post. Big Bay State Park

  • American Crow

  • Great Blue Heron

  • Osprey

  • Great Blue Heron

  • Bald Eagle

  • Red-tailed Hawk

  • Bald Eagle You can learn more about this photo on my Blogger Post.

  • Aside from the view, one of the pleasures of relaxing at any of the overlooks in Wyalusing State Park is the chance to see wildlife. On a cold March day in 2013 I decided to drive to the park to see what the confluence of the Mississippi & the Wisconsin Rivers looked like in winter. As I stood looking out over the terrain this Bald Eagle came soaring along the ridge. The head winds were strong enough that it flew by slowly, giving me a chance to really take in the beauty of this bird.

From Tadpoles to Frogs

My Wild Discus Aquarium

My Brown Discus

My Brown Discus

Brown Discus

Average Water Parameters


Temp: 82°F
Ph: ~6.5 (lowers w/ CO2 Injection - but does not affect KH level)
KH/GH: ~ 3° each
Ammonia/Nitrites: 0ppm
Nitrates: ~10 - 15ppm
Phosphates: ~ .5ppm

Peat moss used in filter.

Originally established 01-2007 - Dismantled 2011

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