Hoppy Spring !
Bunny Caught on Camera Practicing His Poses for Chocolate Rabbit modeling -- Happy Spring ! (Western Cottontail Rabbit)
Caught in the Act! Minding his own business Pick, Pocket Gopher, was busily doing his best to undermine his neighbors postbox, which he had chosen to live under. He was doing a fair job of it too! It's not art, but sometimes cute is close enough : ) (Thomomys bottae)
Rear Attack !!!
Two teenage brothers roaming the landscape for trouble ... one more than the other : D
This little snake "came" to dinner, no worries ... we didn't "have" him for dinner : D (after his photo shoot I left him to continue on with his own agenda)
This little coyote pup spent the morning calling for Mom. Like a Jemez Storyteller, he had a lot to say. He took the opportunity to adventure around his den and even tried a spot of hunting. He is just too cute ! -- FYI Mom did show up later -- (7? week old, Canis latrans)
Are those things ears or wind indicators ??? Abert's Squirrel. (Sciurus aberti) These large, handsome, tree squirrels are found throughout the american southwest at higher elevations. This squirrel on Sandia Crest is different ... and more stunning, he might add!!! Up here they have black fur tummies instead of, the more common, white fur tummies. As you can tell it's quite a windy day up on the Crest, as usual, which must be a tad annoying for those with ear-tufts : )
Geckos playing Hide and Hide
Gold Dust Day Gecko
In-Flight ... Refueling
Cape Cod Frog - the Good Life
Everyone should have a cute squirrel shot in their portfolio ... here's mine For such a little guy, the pinecone litter under "his" tree was quite impressive! American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)
Fuzz Factor ...
What is the Fuzz Factor? ... It's figuring out which end is the front to determine which direction one is going in : )
Watching U Watching ... me
Nocturnal Needles Napping
These Porcupines are mostly nocturnal, this little guy is definitely not ready to wake up!
Koi playing coy
Snake ! Well, sort of, just a little guy trying to sneak through the undergrowth unnoticed
Look Left !!!
Turtles are just too funny! Compositionally bereft and artistically so/so ... I still like this photo for it's quintessential Turtle-ness : )
Fig's Brother, Orange Newt-on
Tiny Eastern Newt Orange Juvenile
Ahh, that Feels so Good!
hanging about ... waiting ...
Some photo opportunities, you just "walk into" ...
Sea Lion Approved
Dock closed for Napping
Typically Taciturn Texas Turtle Tanning --- All those "T"s I just couldn't resist! : )
Billy's Beard Burrs
Ok this is more of a snap than art, but ... Goats are great. so expressive and curious, and those rectangular irises! ... so amicable and alien all at the same time. Billy, here, is a really character, as all goats are.
Antelope + Zebra + Helicopter =
Looking like a large open swiss army tool in flight, but missing the navigation bit .. we met when he collided and subsequently landed in my collar .. 2 inches long and weighing as much as a small dog, he was quite friendly, and as you can see, Big! and beautiful. I offered my hatband as resting spot and decoration, but he had other plans. Opening up like a demented helicopter and flying off to his next collision / rendezvous Cottonwood Borer Beetle (Plectrodera scalator)
Flappy & Fabulous Fall Colors
The Definition of Autumn: Perfect Temperature, Perfect Yellow Light, Perfect Monarch Specimen, Perfect pose... almost. One can't deny the glow of sunlight of October!!! : ) Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus on Chamisa or Rabbitbrush, Chrysothamnus nauseosus (Ericameria nauseosa)
A Blur of Bats
Yes, it's not in sharp focus and yes there is too much noise, ... but ... it's my first attempt at night wildlife photography and I think bats and this image are kind of cool
Got to love that 1970's swinger "Turtle-Neck" Blanding's Turtle (Emys blandingii or Emydoidea blandingii) Sadly this beautiful turtle is endangered
Up a Tree (Desert Spiny Lizard)
Desert Spiny Lizard of the Sonoran Desert heading up a Mesquite Tree in Tucson Arizona
The size maybe small, actually tiny, but the bravado is huge.