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Merganser Family

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Steelhead Provincial Park, British Columbia … Kamloops Lake Patience rewarded… the adults have been swimming and diving all week but then last evening the little ones came out of hiding. Hoping for a… Continue reading

FEED ME!

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Starling & chick out side our campsite… Steelhead Provincial Park BC. Keeping us well entertained.

Cold Road Runner

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Road Runner (Geococcyx californianus) trying to warm up on a cool January morning in our Indio CA backyard. A frequent visitor but, today more than willing to strike a pose.

Verdin

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Verdin – (Auriparus flaviceps) hanging around the Bougainvillea bush. Nice company on a lazy Christmas eve.

NEPAL GRAND MOM

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Thinking about Nepal and the earthquake(s) … I reviewed pictures of our Trek to Machupuchare in 2005/06. The woman pictured here is the mother of the guide who led Til’s  (broken-leg) evacuation from middle… Continue reading

The Owl

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Spotted eagle-owl Scientific nameBubo africanus Kgalagidi Park South Africa. Returning to camp from a late afternoon/early evening game drive; we almost drove by missing this fellow quietly sitting in his tree. The light… Continue reading

A Road Runner

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NO, not the cartoon one… not a “meep-meep” peep. These guys are really common around our home and especially on the golf courses.

Race Before The Race

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March 2009, Sohar, Al Batinah Region, Oman. A young camel jockey engaged in a foot race to the staging area … barefoot! HOT sand and sharp stones… TOUGH FEET!  

Camel Jockeys

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While living in Oman we were were able to attend a few Camel Races. I was surprised to see that the Jockeys were young children. Upon inquiry I learned that although the United Arab… Continue reading

Beauty Eh?

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  Winner of a Camel Beauty Pageant in Sohar, Oman 2006. I am not sure what the criteria for “The Most Beautiful Camel” were/are but, she won in a very crowded field. We… Continue reading