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…

Tiny

This tiny bunny is one of our home’s residences. He lives in our yard or more precisely the hedges. These rocks are large pebbles, but in no way would I consider them stones. Most are probably less than an 1.5″ in diameter. Every spring we start to see these little bunnies emerge from our bushes,…

Pronghorns

We just wrapped up the winter ski season here in Colorado. I prefer taking the lesser traveled Hwy 24 to Breckenridge, rather than the parking lot that is known at Interstate 70. One of the advantages of this route, other than the lower number of cars, is the surreal scenery. Along this route you can…

Gone Nuts!

Just in case you are wondering, yes, this image is being displayed right-side up. I’m not sure what compelled this little squirrel to hang upside down from the twig to pull off the pine cone. It looked to be a daring heist. It would have seemed more logical to go after the one on top of the…

Hidden Speed

When you see a big African cat in the zoo, you really don’t get a sense for how these creatures blend into their environment. When you catch a glimpse of them passing through the tall grass in Tanzania, it is an otherworldly experience. This cheetah was passing at a slow trot and yet he was still…

Standing at Attention

Have you ever run across a rabid badger while on a 14-mile slog through the wilderness? No? Me neither… not yet anyways. This little yellow-bellied creature is in fact a Yellow-bellied Marmot. (See what I did there?) I was photographing the landscape surrounding Sky Pond in Rocky Mountain National Park when my wife started aggressively “Pssst’ing”…