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Total Solar Eclipse 2017 with Corona (and star Regulus) - (Tennessee)

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 with Corona (and star Regulus)

Hi all, I’m still reeling from the Total Solar Eclipse experience Monday! I sure hope you were able to witness this spectacular event! Here’s a shot I captured of the corona when the eclipse was at totality. Enjoy!! (By the way, you may not be able to see it in this small image but Regulus, […]

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Images by D. S. Tappan is now on facebook!

Hey everybody, IMAGES BY D. S. TAPPAN is now on facebook. You can find her at www.facebook.com/DebTappanPhotography . Visit Deb on Facebook! She looks forward to hearing from you.

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Deb’s New Multimedia Presentation is Now Available

Nature’s Moments – vol 1  (HD on BLU-RAY) Deb’s happy to let everyone know that her new show is now available.  Personally created by her in every aspect, this is sure to become a treasured favorite. Witness magnificent scenery and captivating wildlife moments in this brand new multimedia offering. This artful presentation on disc features […]

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Grizzly 399 is alive!! and she’s emerged with a new cub!

For all of us who have had the privilege of witnessing this matriarch with her offspring, you can image our horror upon hearing that a hunter was claiming to have killed this spectacular “mom” earlier in the year (2016). We now know that Grizzly 399 (“Blondie”) lives! She emerged from her den at 10:13am on […]

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What Gear is in Deb’s Pack

I’m often asked what gear I use.  Here’s what currently in my pack: (2) Canon EOS 7D Mark II dslr bodies Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM Canon EF 70-2oomm f/2.8L IS USM Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Canon Extender EF 1.4x II Canon Extender EF 2x II Canon […]

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SPECIES UPDATE – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

UPDATED September 12, 2018: As of September 2018, within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (a UNESCO-MAB World Heritage Site), the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory has identified 1000 species new to science and 9408 species new to the park. In total to date, there are 10408 species in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This […]

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Tragedy Strikes: Habituation to Humans Ends in Young Elk’s Death in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Many of you have already seen the video (going viral) showing a young male elk (spike) interacting with a photographer in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This young elk was play-sparring with a man who had been photographing wildlife in the park. Normally, wildlife will not approach humans but, in this case, the elk […]

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Urgent: Please help stop the slaughter of wolves in Wisconsin

Wolf-killing in Wisconsin is out of control: Nearly 200 wolves killed in just over 2 weeks! Please TAKE ACTION NOW by going to Defenders of Wildlife and sign their petition: https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2659 . In Wisconsin, in just over two weeks, 181 wolves have been killed by hunters and trappers. More wolves have been killed in these […]

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Share My Admiration for the Periodical Cicada

I’ve always felt a special fondness for the remarkable Periodical Cicada (genus Magicicada). The life history of this small critter is compelling with populations only appearing to us at 13 year or 17 year intervals. In May of 2008, I was fortunate to have witnessed the emergence of the 17-Year Periodical Cicada. They were identified […]

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Elk Reintroduction in the Smokies

DID YOU KNOW: This little male elk calf is a member of an elk  population making a comeback. As a result of over-hunting and habitat loss, this native species was nearing extinction throughout the Appalachian mountains and eastern United States. By 1900’s it was feared that the elk was nearing extinction throughout all of North […]

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