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”…

High Altitude Staring Contest

Guest blogger – my wife. Meet Fabio’s friends. These mountain goats made an excellent addition to hiking my first 14er (a mountain above 14,000′ in elevation). Quandary Peak is located near Breckinridge, Colorado and features rocky terrain, open meadows, and a beautiful view of the surrounding Rocky Mountains (plus some pretty cool goats). Quandary is…

Dust Bath

  Elephants never forget. This is a popular saying that most of us have probably heard. The implication is that the world’s largest land animal is also very smart and remembers everything. They do have the largest brain of any land creature on the planet and have been observed displaying knowledge based on their roaming…

Peaking Deer

The Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs is one of the best local parks in the country. The rock formations and views of Pikes Peak are hard to beat. Beyond this breathtaking landscape is a very diverse ecosystem. On many of my visits to the park the wildlife has been the star. I have watched…

Bear Cub

I found this baby bear rolling around in the wood chips of his pin at the Wild Animal Sanctuary near Denver, Colorado. This cub was one of three that momma was proudly watching over. The enclosure for the cubs was a nice, fairly large area that allowed them to grow before being released into the…

Clyde

This noble steed, decked out in all his finery, is one of the Budweiser Clydesdales. My wife and I ran across these famous stallions while visiting family in Punta Gorda, Florida. With the number of residence who lined the streets one would have thought that the president was taking the route through town rather than…

Sleeping Yoda

Tell me this adorable Tarsier doesn’t look like Yoda resting on his staff… Seriously, this creature had to be the inspiration for Yoda. Found this nocturnal creature sleeping I did. In the Philippines on the Island of Bohol. Rogue One, A Star Wars Story, releases tomorrow and I for one am stoked. I wouldn’t say I…