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,…

New Zealand Fantail

This is a New Zealand Fantail. These little birds are figuratively part fighter jet. They are known to swoop in on the foothills of hikers and pick bugs out of the air that the hikers kick up as they tramp along the trails. Their large fanned tails allow them to cut on a dime in mid-air….

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…

Sunning Shag

What surprised me the most about the Able Tasman Coastal Track in New Zealand was how absolutely gorgeous every section was of our 5-day backpacking trip. One minute you’re overlooking the surrounding bays from the treetops, the next you’re ducking under a thick array of Beech trees where the sky and water are barely visible, the…

Potato Bug

This tiny little beetle is a part of the Crop Beetle family and is known as the Colorado Potato Beetle, or more simply the Potato Bug. According to pestproducts.com, it can actually be found in much of the Continental United States even as far away as Florida, but it was discovered in the Rocky Mountains…

Sticking Your Neck Out

I found this rather alert tortoise at the Denver Aquarium. If anyone knows what kind it is please let me know as I did extensive research and couldn’t come up with a definitive answer. I guess I need to plan another trip to the aquarium to find out. As aquariums go the Denver one in…

Angelic Flight

“Ready… GO!” Those were my instructions to my wife as she took off running down the ocean pier into a flock of resting seagulls and I stood ready to snap their frantic flights. It wasn’t until I said this that the potential consequence went running through my head… I’m going to get pooped on. I thought too late…