Photography musings from the American Southwest -
Drama on the Guadalupe River
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The sad result of oak wilt. Oak wilt is a fungal disease, originating in Eastern Russia, spreading to North America via human trade. The number one tree disease in North America. Infected trees block their cambial tissues (the vascular core) in a defensive measure to control further spread throughout it's tree system. The blocking move cuts off nutrients and water, eventually killing the tree from the top, working down through the trunk into it's root system.
I live in the western region of the Edwards Plateau, deep in the Texas Hill Country. I'm an avid outdoorsman spending a large portion of my time "out there" roaming the wide open spaces. Much of my photography is simply an extension of a very active outdoor lifestyle.
The challenges posed with closing the distance, pursuing wildlife photography, is an absolute hoot for me! The experience out there alone is everything to me. If I capture pixels along the way , it's icing on the cake.