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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  10. MarkintheHV

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    Here are a couple from me:
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  11. Rye Jones

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  12. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    Great photo dump, @Rye Jones !

    I love the turtle covered in green stuff. Actually they are all great.
     
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  13. wsp_scott

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    Awesome photos, I especially like these two (turtles and barn owl in flight).
     
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  14. Scott Chandler

    Scott Chandler Wildness is a necessity- John Muir

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    Things warming up in the Sonoran have been pretty awesome for wildlife.

    Scorpions! Mostly giant hairy, but some fat tail and bark scorpions out there too.
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    The Sonoran Desert Toad, largest toad in the US.
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    Chuckwalla. Almost stepped on the poor thing.
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    Long Nosed Leopard Lizard. A lizard eater.
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    Western Patchnosed Snake. Dead on the side of the road but so intact it must have just gotten sucked into the turbulence of a speeding vehicle.
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    Harris Hawk
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    Mojave Rattlesnake, underneath our grill
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  15. Wanderlust073

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    That last pic... ugh. I jump every time I hear a rustle in the weeds while out running since it's been so warm.
     
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  16. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    Nice work, Scott! Did you see the Harris Hawk in the wild? I have never seen one except at the free-flying bird show at the Desert Sonoran Museum.
     
  17. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    How big was the toad?
     
  18. Yvonne

    Yvonne I lava it!!!

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    love the snake and scorpion pictures
     
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  19. Scott Chandler

    Scott Chandler Wildness is a necessity- John Muir

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    Amazingly yes. It was so backlit and distant when I saw the bird that I didn't know what it was until I got home and messed with the picture. Not terribly common out here.

    About six inches long. I thought it was a packrat at first, then when my car got closer I thought it must be injured. So I was pretty shocked when it was a toad.
     
  20. Scott Chandler

    Scott Chandler Wildness is a necessity- John Muir

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    It has been AMAZING looking for and watching the scorpions. They remind me of the bears at Katmai, they'll sit on the road where there is a mating ball of moths going on and simply wait for one to fly into their grasp. I watched the headlamp lit scorpion pictured above eat a moth for five minutes before it caught another one, got self conscious of me watching it, and it went into a hole.

    The snakes! I want to find more. Everyone else keeps finding them while I just get sunburnt.
     
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