Osprey diving at the Los Angeles River

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) diving for fish at the L.A. River on 9-11-2012, Sepulveda Wildlife Basin

Sheba going for the great fledge out of a eucalyptus tree and onto the cricket fields with soccer players roaring. I shielded her for one hour from oncoming players, and we bonded quite well. Her parents and sibling brother were watching from above.

Sheba one year later

Mother owl bringing in a rabbit, 6-May-2014

Young Great Horned Owl juveniles with Mom upper left. SBWR. Sheba with her brother and mother looking on. We lost the mother owl that year, and Sheba took the reins and became the new Great Horned Owl matriarch of sbwr today.

Owlets reunite at sunrise. Mama owl on-guard upper left, 1-June-2013

Great Horned Owl slideshow, SBWR, 2013.

James Hanlon

Recording the natural history of wildlife is my primary focus. Photographing wildlife in its most natural state requires getting to know the animals in a manner where you become a friend and ally, as well as a protector and non-threatening observer.

Enjoy the photos and please remember to support and protect habitat wherever you can. For it's the trees, shrubs, waterways, oceans and open areas that provide the necessary habitat that sustains mankind and the wonderful wildlife around us.

jim hanlon

..in Wildness, to a degree within reason, is the preservation of the World. Thoreau/Hanlon.