Photography by Larry A Lyons

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Winter Exhibit

Love the George Carlin quote ‘ Always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away”. Here are four such moments and images that have recently been accepted for the “Winter Exhibit” at the Jefferson Hospital Gallery in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

“A Cold Water Stroll” was taken on one of my snow coach expeditions in Yellowstone National Park. There is a reason this elk is strolling along this stream. Not only is it easier than moving through deep snow, but more importantly is the exposed vegetation along the banks to graze upon. The antlers of a bull elk can reach four feet above its head. Elks retain their antlers through the winter, but the antlers are shed in the spring. They begin to grow new antlers soon after in preparation for the late summer breeding season.

Bull Elk- A Cold Water Stroll

‘A Cold Water Stroll’© Larry A Lyons

‘Otter Family’ was captured at a specific location in Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park where the otters tend to show-up and entertain us. The many dozens of times that I passed this specific location, the otters were present on only a couple of times. Photography is often about being at the right place at the right time.

This otter family consisting of two adults and a juvenile was mesmerizing to watch. Their thick fur protects them against icy waters.  Their webbed feet and powerful tails help to navigate through the water. Otters close their eyes and nostrils underwater and use their whiskers to search for prey. They would dive down for two or three minutes and surface with a fish in their mouth.

Otter Family

‘Otter Family’ © Larry A Lyons

‘Dueling Big Horn Sheep’ was also taken in Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park. These big horn rams decided to express some dominance by dueling on the edge of this cliff. However, there were no females around to impress. Guess these rams were just practicing for the Spring rut season.

Big Horn Sheep Dueling

‘Dueling Big Horn Sheep’ © Larry A Lyons

The fourth image that was accepted into the “Winter Exhibit” was my ‘Snowy Owl’ image.    It is an image that has been presented at several other exhibitions and has received awards. This image was captured at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey. Snowy owls from Canada have been coming much farther south along the coast of New Jersey and have been spotted at times at the Forsythe Reserve. The number of owls spotted varies from year to year, but they have been coming south in search of food in the winter. Here this owl is posing and displaying a foot that is extensively insulated with feathers. This insulation explains how this owl is able to stand in snow for hours.

Checking You Out

‘Checking You Out’ © Larry A. Lyons

To see more winter images please go to my favorite place to be come winter – Yellowstone National Park.  It really is North America’s Serengeti. It really is a magical place to photograph wildlife particularly in the winter, including moose, elk, coyotes, foxes, wolves, big horn sheep, otters, bison, and a variety of birds.  To view more of the beauty of Yellowstone in the Winter, go to my gallery at ‘Winter Yellowstone’.

There are still openings in a photography workshop, entitled “Winter in Yellowstone”   scheduled for February 1 to 8, 2020. The workshop is geared for photographers of all levels. Go to ‘Winter In Yellowstone Photography Workshop” for details.





African Exhibit – New Location

The African exhibit has moved to the Pemberton Library in Browns Mills, New Jersey. More than 50 images are displayed including the wildlife and the people. Descriptions about each image are also provided with this exhibit.

The exhibit will be hanging until December 30th. Come and check it out at your leisure.


South Of The Border Exhibit

You are invited to the opening reception of “South Of The Border”, a photographic exhibition presented by three photographers – Patricia Worley, Joanna Patterson and Larry Lyons. The opening reception is  on Friday, October 7th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Hansen Warner Gallery Space, 6 South Main Street, Medford, N.J.

More than 60 images are on display. This exhibition takes you to the Pantanal Wildlife Reserve, Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley of Peru, Chile, Argentina, the Amazon and much more. Check out the announcement for other receptions.


Wings Exhibit – An Invitation

You are invited to the opening reception of “Wings,” a photographic exhibition presented by the South Jersey Camera Club (SJCC) on Tuesday, July 12th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Hansen Warner Gallery Space, 6 South Main Street, Medford, N.J.

This unique exhibition captures the peak of the nesting season in Southern Florida. The 65 images feature a wide variety of birds building or enhancing nests, courting rituals and raising chicks which were taken during a recent photographic field trip in March 2016.

The five day excursion lead by SJCC Field Trip Coordinators, Pat Worley of Medford Lakes and Larry Lyons of Woodbury, focuses on prime birding areas in the Cape Coral area including Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island; Venice Area Audubon Rookery and Corkscrew Sanctuary.  The group photographed various species including the Burrowing Owl, Painted Bunting, Eagles and various types of Egrets and Herons all in the beauty of their natural environment.

In addition to Worley and Lyons, the other members of the club participating include Bob Chappell, Karen Crisfulla, Albert Galanti, Susan Chilkotowsky-Kain, Fred Lambert, Susan LaPierre, Kathleen Lapergola, and Cindy Mezick.

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Award: An Image from the Amazon

This image entitled, ‘Doing Laundry In The Amazon’, was awarded ‘Best of Show’ by the Photographic Society of America (PSA) within the interclub competition for projected images. It was submitted on behalf of the South Jersey Camera Club competing with more than 30 other camera clubs.

Doing Laundry In The Amazon

‘Doing Laundry In The Amazon’ © Larry A Lyons

This image was captured from a dugout canoe on a tributary of the Amazon River when visiting the city of Iquitos, Peru.

Award Announcement – Snowy Owl

This image entitled ‘Snowy Owl’  was awarded second place in the juried photographic exhibit held at the Medford Arts Center in Medford, New Jersey.

Snowy Owl copyright

This image along with 35 other amazing images are on display at the Medford Arts Center until March 18th.

Medford Arts Walk Exhibits- An Invitation

Tonight (February 18th from 5 to 7 p.m.) is the final receptions for three separate  exhibits held at Medford, N.J.

The Medford Arts Center is presenting a juried Photographic exhibit with a wide diversity of photographic images contributed by New Jersey Photographers. There are over 35 images on display.

The “All About Nature” exhibit held at the Hansen Warner Building is also a juried exhibit by the very talented South Jersey Camera Club members. There are over 60 images on display.

Stop by this evening.

February ArtWalk on Main


Great American West Exhibit – An Invitation

You are invited to our next “Great American West” exhibit by Larry Lyons and Pat Worley. This exhibit will be hanging at the Deptford Galleria, Deptford, NJ from January 22 to March 30, 2016. The exhibit includes over 65 framed images captured from national parks including Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Redwood Forest, Badlands, Yosemite, Desert Valley, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, and much more.

A reception will be provided on Sunday, February 28th, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. There will be flutists playing and hors d’oeuvres being served. Save the date.

Feel free to contact me at lalyons@comcast.net if you have any questions.

The GAW- Feb 28 Reception


February 2015 Exhibition Announcements

Two exhibit announcements to be made for the month of February 2015.

Three images were accepted into the 2015 Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography. This is an annual exhibition that is a juried competition from entrants from all over the world.

For the “Photojournalism Projected” competition a total of 632 images were received and a total of 155 images were accepted. Two of my images, entitled “Wedding Caravan” and “Innocence”, were accepted for the “Photojournalism Projected” competition.

'Wedding Caravan' © Larry A Lyons

‘Wedding Caravan’ © Larry A Lyons

'Innocence' © Larry A Lyons

‘Innocence’ © Larry A Lyons

For the “Color Projected” competition a total of 1,257 images were received and a total 296 images were accepted. My image, entitled “Vigilant”, was accepted.

'Vigilant' © Larry a Lyons

‘Vigilant’ © Larry a Lyons

The projected images can be viewed on February 22nd and March 1st from 12 noon to 5 pm at Arshst Hall, University of Delaware, Wilmington, Delaware.

In addition, three ‘printed’ images were accepted at the Medford Arts Gallery in Medford, NJ. A juried exhibition of all prints can be viewed at the gallery during the month of February. One of the prints, entitled “Out of Africa”, was a metal print that received an “Honorable Mention” award.

'Out of Africa' © Larry A Lyons

‘Out of Africa’ © Larry A Lyons

The other two images (Innocence and Vigilant) are displayed as fine art prints.

That is enough of the bragging.


African Exhibit Invitation

You are invited to our next “African Adventure” exhibit by Larry Lyons and Patricia Worley. The exhibit will be held at the Deptford Galleria, Deptford, NJ from June 9th until September 10th, 2014.   A reception and slide show will be provided on June 22nd from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The slide show will provide a conservation perspective of the most dangerous animals including the lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and the rhino.

'An African Adventure Exhibit'

‘An African Adventure Exhibit’

This is the fifth exhibit that Larry and Pat have given related to their African experience.  The exhibit displays over 70 framed prints including the wildlife and the people of Africa. You do not want to miss this exhibit and reception.