Short-Eared Over Short Grass
Short Ear Over Short Grass - A short-eared owl with wings spread out glides over the short grass on the savanna plain. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Africa. Our guide spotted an owl flying in the distance. We drove to the location where the owl landed. As we approached the owl launched and flew past and in-front of our vehicle. I was ready and was able to get this image of the wings spread as it glided over the grassland.
Short-Eared Owl Long Look
Short-Eared Owl Long Look - A short-eared owl lands on the ground and gives a very long look with its bright yellow eyes at prey in its capture zone. Ndutu, Norongoro Conservation Area, Arusha, Tanzania, Africa.
Cheetah Stalks Prey
Cheetah Stalks Prey - A cheetah focused on prey, assumes a stalking posture and is ready to charge. Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya, Africa
Baboon in Backlight
Baboon in Backlight - A baboon walks along a tree branch in strong backlight that highlights its furry outline. Lake Manyara National Park, Arusha Region, Tanzania, Africa.
Catch on a Hippo
Catch on a Hippo - A grey heron catches a fish while standing on the back of a hippopotomus. Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha Region, Tanzania, Africa.
We were eating brunch by a pond after a morning game drive when I watched a grey heron fly over us and land on the back of a hippo in the pond. I jumped up, grabbed my camera and ran to the pond's edge to photograph this unusual sight. Then the heron jabbed down into the water and came up with a fish. What a surprise to me and the fish.
Be My Partner for Life
Be My Partner for Life - A male grey crowned crane dances around a female prospect and tries to convice her that it's mating time. Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Africa.
Crouching for Water
Crouching for Water - Two Masai Giraffes, an adult and a calf, crouch to reach the water surface for a quenching drink from a pond. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Africa.
Lilac Breasted Roller on Bug Watch #2
A Lilac Breasted Roller bird watches and waits for insects, its main food source. Ntudu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Africa
Lilac Breasted Roller on Bug Watch #1
White Missile - An ermine (weasel) runs, dives and leaps through the newly fallen fresh snow. Seven Mile Bridge, Madison river, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
Watchful Wolverine - An adult wolverine stands and watches for threats and potential prey in an early winter morning. Haines, Alaska, USA.
Traveling Trumpeters - A pair of traveling trumpeter swans take a break on a local pond and float in the golden autumn reflection. Fairbanks, Alaska.
Whoopers On Wings
Whoopers On Wings - Two whooping swans fly in synchronized wing formation against the Icelandic tundra. Iceland.
Morning Meal - A bald eagle inspects a morning meal of frozen Chum salmon at sunrise. Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.
Herring's Horror - An osprey dives into the Saint George river with talons extended and alewives as the target. The alewives (herring) are easy prey for the osprey that flock to the Staint George River in Warren, Maine during the alewife spawning season in late May.
Nose Nuzzle - A mother polar bear and its yearling cub nuzzle each other.
Arctic Fox in Transition
Arctic fox in Transition - An arctic fox has a blue-gray color as it transitions from the brownish color of summer to its white fur of winter.
Call of the Wild
Call of the Wild - A bull elk mates with one of the cow elk in his herd during the elk rut.
Stealthy Strike - A great blue heron stretches its neck out very slowly as it prepares for stealthy strike
Three Hairy Heads
Three Hairy Heads - Three great blue heron chicks (weeks old) wait impatiently for the delivery of their next meal.
Three Eaglets To Fledge
Three Eaglets To Fledge - Three bald eaglets are outgrowing their nest and will be fledging soon.
Call of the Wild - A bull elk mates with one of the cow elk in his herd. Bugling can be heard from the bull elk and other elk in the background.
Polar Prey - A bearded seal is a polar bears main meal. One adult seal can satisfy a bear for about one week. This seal watches warily for its polar predator.
Bathing Beauties - Three cow (female) walruses float in the surf.
Sneak Attack - An arctic fox kit playfully sneakes up on the rocks and is about to jump on its sibling below. The color of its fur is in transition from summer brown to winter white.
Arctic Prowler - An adult polar bear prowls the ice pack in search of seals.
Pila Packing - An American Pika scurries to its nest packing leaves and grass for the winter. Loveland Pass, Colorado
Carcass in Sight
Carcass in Sight - An adult polar bear walks along a beach towards a sperm whale carcass.