Hoppy Spring !

Bunny Caught on Camera Practicing His Poses for Chocolate Rabbit modeling -- Happy Spring ! (Western Cottontail Rabbit)

Pick, Pocket-Gopher

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

Incoming !

Dinner Guest

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)

Mommy?!

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)

Windy ?

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

Pinecone Decimator

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

Stand Off

Coyote Bravado

Nocturnal Needles Napping

These Porcupines are mostly nocturnal, this little guy is definitely not ready to wake up!

Passing Koi

Koi playing coy

Mesmer-Eyes

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

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

Fortitude

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

Impossibly small

The size maybe small, actually tiny, but the bravado is huge.