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

Prideful

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Taken in Chobe National Park. This group patiently watched as a herd of Water Buffalo passed to the left of us. I kept expecting them to start stalking, but they just watched… waiting… Continue reading