Super Blood Wolf Moon - January 21, 2019

Super Blood Wolf Moon – Total Lunar Eclipse January 20/21, 2019

As Sunday evening progressed, the clouds continued to form and hid the moon. The temperatures dropped and, brrrrrr, I froze as I sat waiting in hopes of catching a glimpse of the lunar eclipse. Then, it happened!  Very late in the night, the cloud cover starting breaking up. I could see small patches of starry […]

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Supermoon January 20, 2019

Supermoon – January 20, 2019

Sunday night’s lunar event was spectacular.  As the supermoon rose, the temps plummeted and the night sky was practically cloudless but it didn’t stay clear for long.  I managed to catch this shot before the clouds moved in. (For a larger view, check it out among my Newest Releases in my Gallery.)

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Nature's Moments - vol 1 - Book cover and 2 page spread

Deb’s New Book, “NATURE’S MOMENTS – vol 1”, Is Here!

Nature’s Moments – vol 1  (Book) Deb has completed the final stages of production for her new book, “NATURE’S MOMENTS – vol 1”, the companion to her popular multimedia presentation.  This book is now available in Hardcover. Order today and be one of the first to own an autographed copy. Available January 1, 2019. Hardbound […]

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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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Nature's Moments - vol 1 - Title Slide

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 with her Three Cubs

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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Lone Elk (Spike) in the Fog - (Great Smoky Mountains NP)

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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Gray Wolves - Alpha Female with her pack - October 2000

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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genus Magicicada (Brood XIV) - (Great Smoky Mountains NP)

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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