jimurbach

Your Bio

Jim Urbach was born and raised in New Jersey. He attended Williams College and graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. After two years at Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, he completed his orthopedic residency at University of Pittsburgh. Following his tour of duty as Chief of Orthopedics at Lyster Army Hospital, Ft. Rucker, Alabama he moved to Florida and practiced his specialty in the greater Orlando area for 27 years.

In the early 1980's Jim became enamored with scenic photography and travel. Since 1992 he has found Nature and Wildlife Photography more challenging. To this end his travels have included 15 trips to Alaska, 5 safaris to Africa and other trips to France, Greece, Norway and Denmark. In 2006 he traveled to Japan, India and Nepal. He returned to Antarctica in January 2008 and visited Iceland for the first time in June. He has also traveled extensively throughout the U.S. His U.S. trips have included California, New England, New Mexico, Utah, Montana, Arizona and Texas, as well as Canada at least 12 times in recent years. Please check back from time to time as Jim is constantly adding more images.

Bill Bachmann's book REMEMBER THE JOY has a 4 page section describing some of my photo experiences.

Thanks again for viewing. FINALLY CREATED A SNAIL KITE GALLERY

E-mail:f5eagle@aol.com
NEW 2013 Red-shouldered Hawk Gallery
NEW 2013 GREAT GRAY OWLS
last update 5/30/2013

Recent gallery additons. Peacock. Common Loons , Red-shouldered Hawk Nest, more exotic butterflies and Snowy Owls 2010. Updated 2006 Japanese Cranes gallery. 2011 Reddish Egret gallery . 2011Sandhill Cranes. Cambridge Bay Nunavut 2011. 2012 Texas birds. 2012 Pileated Woodpeckers. 2011 Harlequin Ducks and Purple Sandpipers. 2012 Limpkins. 2012 Swallow-tailed Kites 2012 Boundary Bay Snowy Owls.

Featured Galleries

Award Winning Images

Contest images and published works.

Updated: Dec 27, 2011 4:40pm PST

2012 Snowy Owls

I spent 4 1/2 days in February at Boundary Bay, BC, Canada photographi ...

Updated: May 16, 2012 2:01pm PST

Animals of Montana 2009

All images were taken at Animals of Montana in January 2009. Thanks to ...

Updated: Mar 03, 2009 7:43am PST

Barrow Alaska 2010

I went to Barrow Alaska in June 2010 joining Mathew Studebaker and Bri ...

Updated: Jul 27, 2012 1:38pm PST

Galleries

Snail Kites

Images from Lake "Toho" taken from 2005 thru 2011. Magnificent raptor ...

Updated: Feb 04, 2013 6:11am PST

2012 Pileated Woodpeckers

All images taken in April 2012 locally in central Florida. The nest wa ...

Updated: May 16, 2012 12:30pm PST

2012 Swallow-tailed Kites

All images taken in 2012 at an undisclosed nest site as well as an und ...

Updated: Sep 04, 2012 10:09am PST

Cambridge Bay 2011

I joined David Hemmings for a workshop in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut 6/29- ...

Updated: Aug 31, 2011 6:25am PST

2012 January Texas Birds

I went to my 4th Alan Murphy workshop at Laguna Seca Ranch and met 4 o ...

Updated: Feb 22, 2012 5:50pm PST

Snowy Owls 2010

I flew into Montreal in January 2010 and met Marc Latremouille who le ...

Updated: Jan 05, 2011 3:37am PST

Common Loons 2010

All images were taken this June at Lac Le Jeune, British Columbia. Th ...

Updated: Sep 09, 2010 10:27am PST

2012 Snowy Owls

I spent 4 1/2 days in February at Boundary Bay, BC, Canada photographi ...

Updated: May 16, 2012 2:01pm PST

2011 Sandhill Cranes

Images from multiple nests......Debary Plantation Golf course, Mt Dora ...

Updated: Oct 11, 2012 8:22am PST

2011 Reddish Egret

All images were taken 2011 at Ft DeSoto. All images show these birds i ...

Updated: Jun 20, 2011 11:15am PST

2010 St Louis Macro images

All images are from a November 2010 macro workshop lead by Jim Zuckerm ...

Updated: Nov 30, 2010 11:13am PST

Snow Monkeys-Japan 2006

I loved the snow monkeys in central Honshu and really lucked out with ...

Updated: Sep 07, 2008 8:16am PST

2012 Limpkins

Images taken both at Viera wetlands and Lake Marion

Updated: May 22, 2012 10:36am PST

2006 Sandhill Crane

These images of one and two day old chicks were taken near my home in ...

Updated: Jun 02, 2007 9:45am PST

Animals of Montana 2009

All images were taken at Animals of Montana in January 2009. Thanks to ...

Updated: Mar 03, 2009 7:43am PST

Award Winning Images

Contest images and published works.

Updated: Dec 27, 2011 4:40pm PST

2008Alaska Bears, Puffins, Seals

What a great trip with Chas Glatzer( www.shootthelight.com). Many tha ...

Updated: Sep 09, 2008 4:40am PST

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica 2008

I feel very lucky to have visited this area of the world for a second ...

Updated: Sep 07, 2008 8:26am PST

2009 Homer, Alaska Eagles

All images taken in Homer Alaska in March 2009 as I joined Chas Glatze ...

Updated: Apr 02, 2009 5:53pm PST

Iceland 2008

I was fortunate to join Chas Glatzer (www.shootthelight.com) in June ...

Updated: Sep 09, 2008 4:35am PST

2011 Harlequins and Purple Sandpipers

All images taken mid December at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. Fort ...

Updated: May 21, 2012 8:29am PST

Japanese Cranes, Steller's Sea Eagles and More

All images taken in February 2006 with a Canon 1DMIIN and sized just 1 ...

Updated: Feb 12, 2011 2:47pm PST

Red-shouldered Hawk nest

All images taken the spring of 2010 at Lake Sylvan Park in Seminole Co ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2011 5:43pm PST

Black Skimmers

All images were taken in the July 2009 on 4 trips to a black skimmer n ...

Updated: Sep 09, 2010 2:35pm PST

Peacocks

These images are 72 MB approximately. One has been put on acrylic and ...

Updated: Sep 02, 2010 11:59am PST

Antarctica, South Georgia Island, and the Falklands 2002

Views from my trip taken mid November into early December 2002

Updated: Apr 11, 2007 6:30am PST

OCC Images of Antarctica, South Georgia Island and the Falklands

I presented a talk at the Orlando Camera Club 5/25/2009 and there is a ...

Updated: May 29, 2009 5:22pm PST

Exotic Butterflies

These butterfies are a real challenge. I hope to get to Costa Rica in ...

Updated: Aug 03, 2011 1:57pm PST

Butterflies

Many of these butterfly images are from Lukas Nursery. Some are from ...

Updated: Feb 03, 2011 5:36pm PST

Caterpillars

Photgraphing these caterpillars is challenging. One of the biggest pr ...

Updated: Sep 15, 2009 6:25am PST

Red-eyed Tree Frog

Updated: Sep 23, 2008 6:20pm PST

UCF Images

All images displayed at ther UCF Library are mounted on a special lig ...

Updated: Feb 25, 2012 6:32am PST

Roseate Spoonbills

Updated: Apr 10, 2007 2:07pm PST

India- Fall 2006

Updated: Jan 29, 2007 8:56am PST

India II- Fall 2006

Updated: Jan 29, 2007 8:55am PST

Barrow Alaska 2010

I went to Barrow Alaska in June 2010 joining Mathew Studebaker and Bri ...

Updated: Jul 27, 2012 1:38pm PST

Swallowtail Kites

Swallowtail kite flight images taken at Wekiva Island summer of 2009

Updated: Dec 20, 2009 2:23pm PST

BTO India

Images of my fellow adventurers

Updated: Dec 19, 2006 12:02pm PST

Bach Symphony

Updated: Jan 07, 2010 10:40am PST

2010Wekiva

Updated: Jul 17, 2010 6:27pm PST

Wekiva River Promise

Images from Wekiva Run, Kelly State Park, Wekiva State Park and images ...

Updated: Sep 20, 2009 8:58am PST

Dragonflies

All of these are found in central Florida

Updated: Mar 05, 2011 10:40am PST

2012 Wood Ducks

All images were taken in 2012 in Orlando using my car as a blind and w ...

Updated: Dec 23, 2011 4:23pm PST

2013 Red-shouldered Hawk

These images were taken at a remote horse ranch. Over years this full ...

Updated: May 31, 2013 2:22am PST

2013 Great Gray Owls

I went to Ottawa in 2/2013 after finally finding a weather report indi ...

Updated: Apr 11, 2013 8:00am PST