Zhangjiajie Primate

Jennifer and I found this macaque along with its large family while hiking through the dense Karst Mountains in China’s Zhangjiajie National Park. This particular Zhangjiajie primate perched up on this stone wall while we made our way up the steep staircase. It was a very surreal experience to have this troop of more than…

A Quandary Creature

Sometimes when you are out on the trail you are blessed with encounters with creatures that are hard to truly grasp in the moment. For years, living in the western United States, I have sought out all types of wildlife, but for a long time I was unable to find the elusive Rocky Mountain goat….

Residents of the Ice Lake Basin

Last month I wrote about the great overnight trip Jennifer and I did to the Ice Lake Basin in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. If you need more incentive to put this destination on your bucket list then perhaps these cuddly looking residents of the Ice Lake Basin will convince you. I do love to hear…

Elk Invasion

It’s that time of year again when the elk invasion of Estes Park, Colorado takes place. These massive creatures, a part of the deer family, never really leave the small mountain town and gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, but during the mating season (aka: The Rut) they show up in droves. Elks tend to…

Colorado’s Swift Fox

The Swift Fox is a very small canid, only reaching about 16″ high. For their size they can move very fast at nearly 30 MPH, thus their speedy name. They are nocturnal creatures who hunt small mammals like prairie dogs, mice, squirrels, and rabbits on the Great Plains of the United States. During the day…

Rhinos: Saving Africa’s Wildlife

One of the most rugged creatures on the planet looking almost jovial with a slight smirk as he surveys his watering hole. This Rhino is a resident of the Denver Zoo. Say what you will about zoos, but I think they are better than the alternative. It’s a opportunity for saving Africa’s wildlife. ¬†Sadly, we…

Zebra Crossing

What’s not to love about a place where Zebras stand in the middle of the road and stop traffic… not that there’s much traffic here. I found this Zebra crossing the worn down dusty road in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. This is a safari park inside a giant extinct volcanic caldera. It is perhaps…

Snow Cat Eyes

Have you ever stared into the eyes of a wild Snow Leopard¬†high in the Himalayan Mountains and thought to yourself, “This is it. This is how it ends?” Well… me neither, but that would have made for a much better story than, “I saw this pretty cat at the Denver Zoo.” Still, it is a…