New Mexico Sunset Timelapse by Dennis Bernhard

This was a fun day. The weather broke enough to allow me to focus on some isolated storms and this awesome sunset behind the mountains in the distance. 

My favorite part though is the cows grazing in the prairie. They look so tiny and are moving so fast. 

- Dennis

Red Shouldered Hawk by Dennis Bernhard

Red Shouldered Hawk

I ventured down to Loop Road off of Tamiami Trail in December in search of some wildlife and to enjoy some of the beautiful wilderness. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The temperature was cool with a slight breeze. The only issue, there wasn't much in the way of wildlife aside from this beautiful Red Shouldered Hawk.

This beauty was perched in a tree near Sweetwater Strand. This is one of my favorite spots along Loop Road. It doesn't take that long to get to, but you feel like you're in the middle of no where. In the later spring months when the water dries up, this area is teeming with all kinds of wildlife.

Have you been to Loop Road? What's your favorite part about it?

- Dennis

Lifeguard Sunrise by Dennis Bernhard

Lifeguard Sunrise

I'm not a big fan of the beach, but there is something about being there in the dark, and watching the sky and ocean come to life as the sun rises. It's magical. This particular morning was even more incredible because of how calm the ocean was. I've only ever seen it this calm a handful times in my entire life. The stillness of the water added an extra element of serenity to this picturesque scene. 

This spot is at the tip of Miami Beach. It's as south as you can get on South Beach, a place called South Pointe Park. I've always admired the lifeguard towers on Miami Beach. Most of them are very colorful and very "Miami". I like this one because it's painted as if it was a lighthouse, which is interesting because it's only a few yards away from the major entrance to the Port of Miami that ironically doesn't have a lighthouse. 

Tell me about your favorite time at the beach. Do you like to get up early for a beach sunrise?

- Dennis