“William H. Wiley is a passionate photographer whose perceptive eyes invite everyone to celebrate their connection with nature. His wilderness photography reflects his remarkable rapport with the animals that allow him into their everyday lives. A strong supporter of wildlife refuges with a deep reverence for nature, Bill’s images are welcome reminders of the beauty and interconnectedness of the natural world.” – Michael J. Mahoney, Ph.D.
Eastern Kingbird on Thorny Branch
The Eastern Kingbird is a medium-sized bird that is easily recognizable because of a distinctive white band across its tail. It practices a technique called “hawking,” where it flies out to catch insects and returns to the same tall branch.
Approximately 160 bighorn sheep reside in Yellowstone National Park, with adult rams weighing 175-320 pounds and adult ewes weighing up to 130 pounds. Bighorn sheep feed primarily on grasses and forage on shrubby plants in fall and winter.