Unite or Die

A snake seems like a weird patriotic symbol to post on the eve of our country’s independence celebration… However, a snake’s image was used as one of the first political cartoons printed by Benjamin Franklin as a call to unite the colonies to fight against the French during the French and Indian War. Later the image was repurposed to unite…

Camouflaged Croc

I took this picture on the bank of the Zambezi River in Zambia, above Victoria Falls. The crocodile is the apex predator of the reptile family. They are ferocious and deadly hunters in water and on land. Their main diet consists of fish, but they are opportunistic creatures and will eat wildebeests and even humans if…

African Python

African pythons, like all pythons, aren’t poisonous. With that knowledge in mind, I laid flat on my stomach face-to-face with this baby python while on safari in Zimbabwe. Our local Trackers had a healthy fear of snakes and thought I was crazy. They kept telling me, “You shouldn’t get so close to snake. They dangerous!” Their fear…

Puerto Rican Iguana

Most of the Iguanas we saw while in Puerto Rico were camera shy, but this guy seemed to pose for the camera. He came running up to my wife and I in a small field just above the cliffs, and hung out with us for a while. He then proceeded to the cliffside and started…

The Lizard King

This Collared Lizard is a resident in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado. The Collared Lizard is an inquisitive species. They appear to enjoy having their pictures taken and can often be found sun bathing on rocks in the western states.