Category Archives: Animalia

Edgewater Skies from Foster Beach

Edgewater skies from Foster Beach - Landscape Photography by Michael Courier

Taken on May 30th, 2017 at Foster Beach in Chicago.

A rainbow in the Edgewater skies from Foster Beach - Landscape Photography by Michael Courier

Taken on May 30th, 2017 at Foster Beach in Chicago.

Toward the end of May, I was returning from a grocery trip when I noticed a double rainbow over the lake. I got a few photos with my mobile phone, but I wanted to make a few images with professional equipment.

Quickly, I rushed upstairs, grabbed my gear, and ran to the lake. The weather changed a lot by the time I got there, but I was still pleased with the results.

Edgewater skies from Foster Beach - Landscape Photography by Michael Courier

Taken on June 5th, 2017 at Foster Beach in Chicago.

Edgewater skies from Foster Beach - Landscape Photography by Michael Courier

Taken on June 5th, 2017 at Foster Beach in Chicago.

A few days passed, and the weather was windy and hazy during the day. I spent a little time walking around and made a few more images I was happy with.

An adorable puppy - Pet Photography by Michael Courier

This is Beans!

On May 29th, I walked over to our urban vegetable garden and (thankfully) I took my camera equipment with me. This little guy was so adorable and a lot of fun to photograph!

Zoë the Bird Hunter

Zoë, aka The Intern, birdie hunting from her cat tree - Pet Photography by Michael Courier

Zoë, The Bird Hunter.

Zoë, aka The Intern, likes to birdie hunt. Around dawn, she can be found lurking around the windows, bobbing and weaving, trying to find birds to watch. In the springtime, it’s a lot of fun to work with the windows open and hear the birds chirping, and then watch as she wakes up from a nap and races over for a better view.

I didn’t have the heart to tell her this, but the other day, a bird landed on my leg! I was rushing around the city, running errands for the business, when I walked past a woman talking loudly—and walking slowly—pointing her phone down at her legs. When I turned around, I noticed she had a new friend. After a few moments, the bird flew from her and attempted to land on another woman (who was completely freaked out and ran away, terrified).

So the bird decided to land on me! And I was cool with that, and I took a few photos. Then it flew away! And that’s my story, but Zoë doesn’t know. So please don’t tell her, she would not be amused.

Photography by Michael Courier

Zoë the Intern

Zoe the Intern - Michael Courier PhotographyZoe the Intern - Michael Courier PhotographyZoe the Intern - Michael Courier Photography

This is Zoë and I call her my Intern. She’s not very helpful.

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted Intern photos, so here’s a few new images. You can find more photos on her page.