brown bears fighting

The Pictures I Didn’t Get

Wildlife photography involves quite a bit more than a thorough understanding of your camera and it’s various settings.   Sheer luck is certainly one aspect that can’t be denied. Opportunities arise where the conditions just aren’t conducive to shooting a high quality picture or in some cases the camera is sadly out of reach. I think […]

page from Artemis Journal with Jeni Benos Photography

“Dancing Spirits” is published in highly regarded Artemis Journal!

  Many in the New River Valley are familiar with the Artemis Journal, a book published annually showcasing some of the talented poets and artists of southwestern VA and beyond. This year the publication is celebrating its fortieth year! I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazing book with one of my fine arts […]

Osprey with a beer can in his nest

The Osprey, A bird with an appreciation for the finer things.

Among the most widespread birds of prey in America is the Osprey. Whether they simply pass through areas during their migrational pattern or reside permanently, they can be spotted everywhere in America. Through my photography I have noticed that bubble wrap appears to be a staple in any dapper osprey’s nest. I have always assumed […]

A Tricolored heron canopy feeding with his head tucked under an outstretched wing

Creative Hunting Techniques of the Tricolored Heron and the Snowy Egret

I have always been captivated be the natural world. As a child I spent every moment I could in the woods capturing salamanders, toads, and any other various creatures I happened across. Today wildlife remains my favorite subject for photography. From interesting insects to great brown bears; my time spent outside or on vacation is […]