Album Wildlife

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Yellowstone 1, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. WasatchWill

    WasatchWill Ready For More

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    I took a trip out to Florida last week...

    First we spent an afternoon on Marco Island near Fort Myers out looking for seashells and sand dollars. Lots of interesting wildlife was around.

    Pelican
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    Egret
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    Iris
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    Osprey
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    On another day, we stopped out at Myakka River State Park for some other wildlife viewing...we went there with the intent to see some alligators...

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    However, there was no sign of them anywhere at the typical viewpoints when we first drove in, so we stopped for awhile at the waterfront of Myakka Lake. There we were privileged to witness a bald eagle swoop down to catch some breakfast. It actually landed on the shoreline for a moment with its catch and right as I was setting up to compose what could have been a great shot, it took off again. Bummer! So I went right into video mode and had to settle for some stills extracted from the shaky video from the zoom.

    Eagle
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    After that thrill it was on to see what other wildlife was out and about...

    Great Blue Heron
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    And then...finally, on our way out, the gators had come out.

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  2. wsp_scott

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  3. Michael

    Michael Alien from over the pond...

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    "Feather headdress"

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  4. Michael

    Michael Alien from over the pond...

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    Nice fat lizzy...

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  5. WasatchWill

    WasatchWill Ready For More

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    I've lived in Provo for a few years and just discovered this weekend that there are some bald eagles that spend their winter here in town, well, out by Utah Lake State Park in addition to other parts of the state. Here are some shots I snapped over the weekend on Saturday and Sunday...

    Juvenile in silhouette
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    Two adult mates out on the frozen lake (they had been playing with a juvenile, assumably their own, just before landing)
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    Juvenile on the ice
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    Same juvenile on the same ice the next morning (Sunday)
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    Adult (Saturday)
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    Sunday morning...
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    So cold there was frost on its feathers
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  6. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    Black-capped Chickadee - speedy little buggers, hard to capture.
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  7. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    A short film I made from a trip to Whitewater Draw this Christmas. This refuge in southern Arizona houses between 5,000 and 15,000 Sandhill Cranes EACH NIGHT. They migrate here each autumn from points as far north as the Arctic Circle. The video does not show the awesome numbers of birds but they were there and you can hear them.

     
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  8. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    Nice one, Art!
     
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  9. Scott Chandler

    Scott Chandler Wildness is a necessity- John Muir

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    Black Vulture
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    Lizard of some species. It was adorable, hunting about as active as I've ever seen a lizard hunt. Wiggled its tail like a cat!
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