Category Archives: wildlife

When hunting backfires

A while back I came up on a hawk who appeared to have caught something.  Then suddenly there was a blur, some thrashing, and here’s what I saw when I got to it.  In wrestling, we would call that a … Continue reading

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Camouflage

Some thoughts occurred recently while looking through some of my wildlife photos.  Especially how so many creatures really “fit” in their surroundings. I realize it is mostly for defense (or sometime offense) but it just makes more apparent how poorly … Continue reading

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Southwest Washington

Our second week on the Portland area was primarily spent north of the Columbia River in Washington State.  Battle Ground, Vancouver, and a trip to Mount St Helen’s.  Although it was hot and dry most of the time, it was … Continue reading

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Cautious Dog

Checking out the gopher snake on the morning walk.

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Rattler in the Bush

Last June in the Rio Grande Valley

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Wildlife Battle

I was fortunate enough to see an amazing wildlife battle yesterday evening.  It was life at its rawest on the Llano Estacado.  I wanted to be an impartial observer but, being human, I stepped in and intervened.  I live in … Continue reading

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Birds

I like birds and love to photograph them.  Here are a couple photos from the Mexican American border at the Tijuana Estuary Park. Pelicans in attack formation.  The photo was shot from the hip on full auto so maybe not … Continue reading

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Owl

This guy hangs out in the tree over the vardo.  It is such a regular it no longer gets spooked by work on the wagon.  I finally decided it needed its photo taken. Its our protector and mascot.  Hopefully it … Continue reading

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Snake in the Henhouse

This is the second one I have fished out in the last few weeks. I like having them around but these big ones eat too many eggs.  She was relocated well away from the house and will hopefully stay away … Continue reading

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Urban Scout

I recently found this kindred spirit while looking up something entirely off the wall.  I think I was cruising for moth photos actually but that’s the beauty and downfall of the internet I guess. He has a decent re-wilding/survival rant … Continue reading

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