In late January, a weaned Elephant Seal pup relaxes on a sandy spot at Ano Nuevo State Park (San Mateo County, USA). The shiny silver-grey coat is a characteristic color for weaners.
A common Green Basilisk lizard strikes a heads up pose over a pond in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica.
A Chilean Flamingo at the San Francisco Zoo preens. The name “flamingo” has its origin in Latin for “flame." Colors for this bird are somewhat variable varying from whitish, pale pink, rose and salmon.
I was very excited to spot and follow this adult Bobcat along the Vista Trail in the hills of Sunol Regional Wilderness (Alameda County, USA). Hauling my heavy-duty tripod and 400mm + 2x teleconverter, I strategically flanked this good-sized cat with the hope of locating myself ahead of its path. Because the coat of this feline is so well matched to its habitat, I nearly failed to realize that my efforts were successful.
(Rt. photo): A captive Bobcat kitten learns its way around an old log on the premises of the Triple D Ranch in Montana.
A t dawn, a male Elk grazes on the steamy grounds of Yellowstone National Park.
A Brown Pelican is within a fraction of a second of piercing the water as it takes advantage of an influx of bait fish in Soquel Cove, Capitola, CA.
This adult male Rhino Beetle is in search of either food (typically, decaying fruit), a mate or a foe in a fruit tree in Costa Rica. And its not an illusion, this insect is huge and it can fly (but just short distances).
In late April, a group of juvenile Elephant Seals haul out at sunset on a beach at Ano Nuevo State Park (San Mateo Co., USA).
Waipi'o Valley // Pelican
In the lush Waipi'o Valley, a wild mare and her colt relax.
After abruptly stalling its glide, a Brown Pelican suddenly dives and is about to penetrate the water in search of a mouthful of bait fish.