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The Wildlife Photo Thread.

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by graveyard, May 13, 2013.

  1. Joost Heijnen
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    Went out for some pictures of some Highland cows..

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    You weren't "laying out", were you? :D
     
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    Snake
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    The Elusive Walking Newspaper
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    hahaha great pics!!!
     
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    Saw this little guy at the Kennedy Space Centre :)

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    He had an injured paw and wouldn't let me get too close
     
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    Even the buzzards wouldn't rally for that!:hungry:
     
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    I am convinced that animals in Australia are lazier than I am.

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    Sleepy Wallaby hiding its head in its pouch
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    Wild White Cockatoo and Galahs returning to their tree to sleep
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    Not that he was an exotic Cardinal or anything just that he stuck around during my entire lunch hour singing away at me.

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    Is it just me, or is there some serious attitude coming from that bird?

    "You wanna piece of me? huh? huh? Come at me bro!"
     
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    OK, I took a few photos during our travels ...

    This Mojave Green I got real close to stepping on while walking the rear perimeter fence at a project we were on ...

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    Whats that? ... Doe no!

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    I think ... no?

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    Yeah, it's a wittle baby's wabbits!

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    Roadrunner ...

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    with his pals ...

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    Hunt'in ....

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    Watching these guys hunt lizards, is kind of like watching Jurassic Park's Raptures!

    What u look'in at Calvin?

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    Morning Dove nest!

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    Not much gets past my boy!

    Here's a cool one you don't get to see very often. This pair of Hawks nest here every year located out in the AZ desert! We recently watched them for a month, and they left the nest about a week ago. I'd saw the young Hawk a few time last week, but now he's on his way to start his life. What's even cooler is while my boy and I walked close to the tower. I'd whistle, and eitherboth, or at least one of the parents would answer. However, in reality, they were tell'in us to get the heck away from the tower / nest! ... lol

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    Got lucky and caught one of them In flight ...

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    Not sure if I posted Sugarfoot before, but if I didn't. Meet Sugarfoot an abandoned Mustang Mare we took care of for approx 7 months while on contract at this remote site in the AZ desert.

    Caught this photo of her while waiting patiently outside of our Rig for dinner, and my favorite photo of her!

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    Prancing around while I was setting up her dinner and water ...

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    Dinner time, one section of alfalfa hay, four carrot sticks, two apples, one bucket with a measured amount of oats, and the other 5 gl bucket of water filled three times a day ...

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    The white stuff is Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (picked up the 50 lb bag at the feed store) to keep the scorpions and black ants away from her food.

    Trying to catch her to go to her new home (rancher is in the photo) ...

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    Caught and getting ready to go home!

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    Last but now least, ... Heeeeeeres Mr. Jake the snake a Mojave Green! Mr Jake the snake and fellow Mojaves were all over the place at this site. So much so that (I only had Harlee at the time) Harlee was not allowed to walk about at night.

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    That's bout it!

    Hope you'all are having a great weekend! Me and the boy's gonna catch some Z's!
     
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    Nice pics Azpops, thanks for sharing!!
     
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    Welcome, and thanks, glad you enjoyed them!
     
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    Nice to see some more reptiles turning up in this thread (especially garter snakes - I love garters. Really. :)). Here are some of mine, although we don't have much of a selection in the UK.

    Grass snake, very similar to the American Nerodia and Thamnophis;

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    They are pretty aquatic, feeding mostly on amphibians and fish;

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    Rather than bite (I've been bitten once by a grass snake, after handling hundreds of them over thirty-plus years) when molested they will void a foul-smelling liquid all over you, then feign death;

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    Adder, our only venomous snake. These are males just out of hibernation and looking very dark;

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    After shedding they get much brighter - grey or silver, sometimes almost blue. The males fence (like rattlers) for the attention of the ladies;

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    Females tend to be brown, occasionally red. Mostly brown though;

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    Juveniles come in allsorts of colours;

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    And every so often I find melanistic examples of both sexes;

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    We also have a third species, the smooth snake. But they don't occur around here and I don't have any photos of one, alas. :(

    That'll do for now. I might post some lizards and amphibians later if anyone's interested. :)
     
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    On roadside while traveling to sister/bro-in-law's outside Hamilton, Montana:

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    On whitewater trip Salmon River, Idaho:

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    Family photos number of years ago; me and Mrs X playing with eldest son :oops:

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    This little guy hung around the yard all morning. He particularly liked the jeep anntena.

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    ^ thats cool. You can see the reflection of your phone, in hand, in the jeep windshield:)
     
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    I took these a little while ago off the deck.

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    Well, the attitude might have resulted from the less than perfect day he/she was having.

    It's hard to get a good sense of scale in the pictures, but the bird was a nestling.... not much larger than a golf ball. Definitely a new flier.

    These were the comments I wrote on the FB album:
    The photos were taken with a point & shoot camera at close proximity. In the last photo, where the "attitude" was most pronounced. I was laying on my side less than an arm's length away. As far as he/she was concerned, personal space had probably been violated at that point.

    ATB,
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    Now this set of photos reminds me of the "Sheep Herding Wabbit" ....


     
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