Andrew captured wonderful photos of God's creatures
in Southern California — December 2007

a reflection in an animal's eye of a bird watcher

The entire Fisher family enjoys viewing rarely seen animals and birds. They routinely did this on their missions in Kenya. But, in America, the opportunities are fewer.
Everyone took pleasure after sighting and photographing a bald eagle at Lake Perris on their December 22 bike ride and hike. So Andrew and Dale decided to head out again to seek sightings of bald eagles on New Year's Day.
Because every time this year, people usually spot bald eagles at Big Bear Lake (about an hour away up in the mountains), Andrew, Dale, and Marti jumped in the car, in search for bald eagles.
Sure enough, Andrew spotted another adult bald eagle, this time at Big Bear Lake.
For the Fishers, New Year's Day provided two memorable adventures — one at Lake Perris and another at Big Bear Lake — that truly capture the wonder and awe of God's creation.

Check out these awesome shots!

Andrew the biker, wildlefe expert, and photographer looks for a rare bird or two.

Andrew the biker, wildlife expert, and photographer, in action

Seeing something approaching, he aimed his Nikon and took the next three sensational shots.

Here's a dynamic shot of a bald eagle in flight.

"Does the eagle soar at your command and build his nest on high?"

Job 39:27 (New International Version)

A bald eagle perches on a branch before taking off.

"Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint.
Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone,
for they will surely sprout wings
and fly off to the sky like an eagle."

Proverbs 23:4–5 (New International Version)

Andrew caught this action shot of a soaring bald eagle.

". . . but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."

Isaiah 40:31 (New International Version)

Andrew waits patiently with camera in hand.

Waiting patiently, Andrew sensed something special on the shoreline.
In the next photo, you'll see the shot he captured with his camera and new lens.

White pelicans fly over Andrew's head and camera.

White pelicans fly over Andrew's head and camera.

Closing comment  The adventures to Lake Perris and Big Bear Lake were enjoyably worthwhile for the nature-loving Fishers. They're quick to say that their family routinely seeks activities that are not only meaningful and spiritually wholesome, but hopefully provide all with good exercise. Their hiking and biking around both lakes filled each of those objectives.
The family was thrilled to see the numbers and types of birds living in their adjacent lakes' areas. Andrew not only enjoys himself on these journeys, he also appears to be a walking nature and wildlife textbook that family members "can't seem to put down."
His walking accounts provide the family with ongoing narratives of what's in clear sight. With his keen eyesight and trained awareness, he spots and identifies things that most people totally miss. (Have you seen these three shots he took in July?)
Whether perched, nested, or in flight, Andrew identifies the species and the sex of most birds he encounters.
Thanks to Andrew, the whole family appreciates, more and more, seeing wondrous examples of God's magnificent creation.

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Check back in two months to see an automated slideshow, with captions, of some of Andrew's wildlife sightings that he's photographed.

Three more recent family photos to view:

One ice-cold photo of two warm people!

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