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09-16-2016, 01:01 AM   #4486
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Caribou in Velvet





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That first shot really captures the mood of animal-in-its-habitat.
Here's another out in a treeless place, probably browsing on lichen.
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Black Headed Heron, which I watched for about half hour, and in that time it caught 3 lizards.
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photos from the Serengeti

we went on a "northern circuit safari" in Tanzania in late June early July 2016 as part of a 25th wedding anniversary.

these are photos from the Serengeti National Park our last stop

Equipment used K 5 II + Tamron AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 LD Macro 1:2 , shot from top of vehicle, engine off, bean bag support

First, cropped and edited to gain light, two leopards

second, cheetah starting to feed on Thompson's Gazelle (bonus points if you see anything else, hint - look at the left hip)

third, have you found it yet?

fourth, the "reveal", the age of the cub is estimated at less than 4 months old because of the coloration of the fur.

check out my flickr,com account for more

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Pelican. He went sort of bouncing along the water but never actually got airborne.
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Crab legs.

And seagulls in the wings.

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Fish head(s).



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I initially thought the tusk was covered in mud. Now I am not so sure- looks like decay, which would go some way to explain the broken tusks that are often seen.
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ever get that feeling you are being watched

here are some pictures from Tarangire National Park in Tanzaniza

I think that he is eying me



taken with the K 5 II + Tamron AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 LD Macro 1:2

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QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
I initially thought the tusk was covered in mud. Now I am not so sure- looks like decay, which would go some way to explain the broken tusks that are often seen.
Wonder what is causing that. There's very little organic material in a tusk, but it might be something equivalent to bacterial tooth decay. I'm not sure how tolerant those bacteria are to aerial exposure, UV light, and especially dry conditions.

Haven't posted a redshanks for a while. Have many images, as they perch conveniently on perches such as this, and will tolerate reasonably close approach. A bird that's a photographer's friend.
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Pair of great blues that are sticking their nest rather than feathering it.
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stepping out

Photographed in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania while we were on our "northern circuit safari"

Ngorongoro Crater | volcanic crater, Tanzania | Britannica.com

Secretary Bird {Sagittarius serpentarius}

this guy was on the move and not dawdling

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Saw a herd of elk in a roadside field and thought I might catch a few shots of them grazing. I whistled a couple of times to get them to look up, for a better photo. Without warning a cow elk decided I was a threat and she began to come towards me. Realizing I was in a bad situation, with no defense, I squared off with her, raised my arms, and did my best cougar growl. The strategy worked, and I was able to walk backwards towards the car and leave without incident.

Lucky me.

I could have been trampled.









Notice the cow on the left.




She suddenly stopped grazing and took an interest in me.




And began to come towards me.




She sniffed the air, started to turn away . . . . . .




But then returned her interest to me and began advancing . . . . .



I noticed that another also began to take an interest. It was fortunate for me that my posturing caused them to stop for a moment. That was all I needed, and I stepped slowly backwards to the car.

Whew!


Of course the sign in the next photo was not in the first field where I saw the herd. In fact the field with the sign was totally devoid of any animals.

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Easy to obey the sign when you get to the field where it's posted.
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