Michael O'Toole Jr. Photos & Videos on Instagram

@livingthelifephotography  Traveler, Photographer and videographer. Lived in Alaska, China, Yellowstone and now Atlanta, Georgia.Picutures by me. Link to video below.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zqhPmTqHr_o

4 days ago

This is a flock of Sandhill cranes I saw the other day at Sam’s Lake Nature Sanctuary. They never landed In the swamps or wetlands. However they flew over the lake at least five times and at a low coverage from the ground. About 26,000 of these migratory birds make their cycles from the Hudson bay and the great lakes in the summer to breed and fly to southern Georgia and northern Florida in the winter. Is always a mesmerizing sight to see flying high in the sky making their bugle calls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #crane #sandhillcrane #sandhillcranemigration #migration #migratory #migratorybirds #birdwatching #bird #bird_lovers #bird_watchers_daily #birdwatching #birder #georgia #exploregeorgia #georgiapeach #fayettevillega #atlanta #atlantageorgia #atlantaphotographer #atlantalife #atlantawildlife #foreveriloveatlanta #atl #natgeo #natgeowild #bbcearth #earth at Sam's Lake Wildlife Preserve

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11 days ago

About two days ago I saw a coyote in this wetland at a nature area that I often hike near where I live in Fayetteville, Georgia. Today I hiked the same place again and right around the same time in the same area I saw the same coyote standing there. This time though I was able to capture am on my DSLR camera that I had mounted to a monopod. One thing I’ll say is I really enjoyed how he hopped away as well as it had a very beautiful fur coat. I figured it would also be a great little video to share with people who live in the Atlanta area as well as the suburban regions surrounding Atlanta to inform them Of the wild creatures that live around here. I would also advise people if they see a coyote to remember this is not your domestic dog and it’s a wild creature they can be known to carry rabies and have been known to attack humans. Even though it’s quite rare and the majority of the time the coyote will usually run off if they see a human as this one did. Still it was a unique site and I hope that I would have another opportunity to see the same Coyote again!!! . . . . . . . . #coyote #coyotehunting #coyotetrapping #coyotecalling #runcoyoterun #easterncoyote #fayettevillega #fayettevillegeorgia #georgia #goergiapeach #exploregeorgia #georgiawildlife #nature #naturearea #landtrust #atlanta #atlantaga #atlantasuburbs #atlantawildlife #atl #foreveriloveatlanta #discoveratl at Fayette County, Georgia

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13 days ago

The Talmadge bridge was originally a cantilever truss bridge built in 1953. It eventually became a danger for large ships entering the Port of Savannah. Being that Savannah is home to the largest single ocean container terminal on the U.S. eastern seaboard, and the nation's fourth-busiest seaport, they decided to replace the bridge. The new bridge was designed make it more tolerable maritime traffic. In March 1991 the bridge was completed. The new Talmadge Memorial bridge is a cable-stayed bridge along the Savannah River, which has a total length of 1.9 miles (3.06 km). The clearance for large vessels is 185 feet (56 m) and the bridges longest span is 1,100 feet (335 m). . . . . . . . . . . #bridge #bridges #bridgeport #talmadgebridge #talmadge #talmadgememorialbridge #savannah #savannahgeorgia #savannahga #historicsavannah #georgia #georgiacoast #georgiapeach #exploregeorgia #georgiasouthern at Talmadge Memorial Bridge

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15 days ago

Being I was recollecting on social media yesterday about it been two years from I left teaching in China and return to America it made me go back and look at some old photos. These are some pictures I have not yet posted on social media and have been sitting on my external hard drive for about two years and thought I should share them. The photos you see here or from Heilongjiang Province and from different cities such as Daqing, Harbin, Mudanjiang, & Zhaodong, and Suihua. Enjoy!!! . . . . . . . . . #china #chinatrips #chinatravel #chinadestinations #chinainsider #chinatourism #chinaairlines #chinesenewyear #chinesenewyear2019 #heilongjiang #harbin at Heilongjiang

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16 days ago

Wow!!! How two years have gone by since I left China and returned to the United States!!! Though I only lived there for 6 months I’ve always considered it an impactful point of my life that in someways forever changed me. I am happy I decided to live over there for the short time I did and hope to return in the future. One thing I would encourage people is that of you have a good opportunity to see different places around the world or even in the United States to take this journey and see what adventure comes along the way!!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #china #peoplesrepublicofchina #chinatrips #chinatravel #chinadestinations #chinainsider #chinaairlines #chinese #chinesenewyear #chinesenewyear2019 #timehop #adventure #travel #stayandwander #createandexplore at China

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16 days ago

You are looking at a video of my “dancing ladies.” I met them in a park in Daqing (Taching), a city in Heilongjiang Province. I was immediately intrigued by them, they wore military style costumes and I learned they practice in Tai Hong King Garden Park Plaza every night. Most of these women are in their 40’s to their 60’s and many of them retired. The dance troop is a way to remain active and experience new things. They are from a generation that grew up and had families under China’s one child policy. As I observed them over my months in Daqing. I wondered if their commitment to their dance stems from the fact they have only one child or no child, like Elisa in Steinbeck’s “The Crysanthemums.” The two main characters I met Colonel Kong and her sister. (Women with red glasses) They both seemed to me they have discovered the fountain of youth. Eternal teenagers dancing the night away. Even though I left China over two years ago I remain friends with these ladies through WeChat. My dream is to return and do a documentary on these fascinating “Dancing Ladies of Daqing.” I feel they symbolize a unique generation in China and tell the history of China’s one child policy in a personal way. Happy Chinese New Year 🧧 中國農曆新年快樂🎆🍾️🎉🎉 You can copy t the link below to watch the full video @youtube for those who have not seen the video yet. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zqhPmTqHr_o #daqing #china #peoplesrepublicofchina #chinatrips #chinatravel #chinadestinations #chinainsider #chinatrip #chinadance at Daqing, China

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19 days ago

Despite this wood stork standing as still a statue. These long-legged wetland birds are one of the quickest in the animal kingdom when they detect fish, grab them, and take it in their beak. These are also one of the only stork species in America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #stork #woodstork #bird #birdsofinstagram #bird_lovers #bird_watchers_daily #birdwatching #birdphotography #birdfreaks #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #natgeowild #bbcearth #stmarys #stmarysgeorgia #stmarysga #georgia #exploregeorgia #georgiawildlife #georgiacoast at St. Marys, Georgia

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24 days ago

A great way to enjoy the evening on Fernandina Beach. Relaxing enjoying the sunsets on the beach with the waves crashing on the shoreline. Seagulls flying to their destination for the evening and staring at the moon in the sky. Moments like these make you feel a sense of freedom from the realities in life. . . . . . . . . . . . #moon #moonlight #moonwalkers #moon_of_the_day #moonshot #moon_bestwater #moon_awards #moon_skyclouds #moonwatch #moonlovers #fernandina #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland #ameliaislandflorida #ameliaislandclub #florida #florida_greatshots #floridasunset #floridaliving #floridalife #floridabeaches #visitflorida #floridafun #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #seagull #seagullmonday #gulls #gullslive at Fernandina Beach, Florida

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27 days ago

This was the full moon rising at sunset on the night of the blood moon. While the blood moon was an epic and rare sight. I still feel the moon rising and setting with the sunrise and sunset made some mesmerizing pictures as well. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #moon #moonlight #moonsun #moonwalker #moon_awards #moonshot #moon_of_the_day #moon_bestwater #fullmoon #fullmoonritual #fullmoonnight #fullmoonvibes #fullmoonmagic #fullmoonblessings #sunset #sunset_pics #sunset_love #sunsetlovers #sunset_ig #sunset_hunter #sunset_madness #sunset_vision #stmarys #stmarysgeorgia #georgia #exploregeorgia at St. Marys, Georgia

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29 days ago

These are pictures of the full moon preparing to set as the sun is preparing to rise along the salt water marshes of the St. Marys River. It was a mesmerizing morning and a great way to leave peaceful town of St. Marys Georgia before heading back to rat’s race city of Atlanta, Georgia. Great times and great memories and I look forward to returning in the future. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #moon #moonset #moonlight #moonsun #moonwalk #moonwalkers #moon_awards #moon_of_the_day #moonshot #moon_bestwater #moonphases #moonlovers #moonriver #fullmoon #fullmoonritual #fullmoonmagic #fullmoonvibes #sunrise #sunriseoftheday #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #sunrise_sunset #sunriser #sunrise_madness #sunrise_shotz #sunriselovers at St. Marys, Georgia

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