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Oh... no !!!

January 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Oh... no !!!

Yucatán spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis) observes mankind

Yucatán Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis)Yucatán Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis)Yucatán Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis), Quintana Roo, Mexico. Endangered (IUCN, 2017). Punta Laguna (or in Mayan: Otoch Ma'ax Yetel Kooh (the home of the spider monkey and the puma)) is a reserve operated by native Mayan people.


Rocky Mountain wildlife: Northern river otter (Lontra canadensis) family, Wyoming, USA

January 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Rocky Mountain wildlife: Northern river otter (Lontra canadensis) family, Wyoming, USA

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Bethanie Walder snorkeling, Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, Mexico

January 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Bethanie Walder snorkeling, Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, Mexico

Bethanie Walder snorkeling, Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, MexicoBethanie Walder snorkeling, Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, MexicoBethanie Walder snorkeling, Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, Mexico

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Rocky Mountain wildlife: Northern river otters (Lontra canadensis), Wyoming, USA

January 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Rocky Mountain wildlife: Northern river otters (Lontra canadensis), Wyoming, USA. We had been talking about otters for days... to see and photograph them on the ice and in the snow. On the third day it happened! Three otters (one is not visible in this image) spent 39 minutes catching fish right in front of us. They were coming up through a narrow ice free zone in the river. We typically didn't see much of the fish other than a glimpse of a head or tail, but they must have consumed dozens of fish. While the otters were aware of our presence they didn't seem to care much. They kept diving for fish and then they would come up on the ice to eat them. It was interesting to see how they climbed out of the water and slipped back in without any effort. They also groomed themselves. The grooming included rubbing their chin and rolling their entire body on the snow and ice.

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Road ecology blog: Moose (Alces americanus) crossing road, Wyoming, USA

January 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Road ecology blog: Moose (Alces americanus) crossing road, Wyoming, USA.

Moose (Alces americanus) crossing road, Wyoming, USAMoose (Alces americanus) crossing road, Wyoming, USAMoose (Alces americanus) crossing road, Wyoming, USA

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Mexican birds: Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, Mexico

January 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Mexican birds: Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, Mexico

Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, MexBrown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, MexBrown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, Mexico Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, MexBrown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, MexBrown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, Mexico

Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, MexBrown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, MexBrown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, Mexico

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Mayan cities: Coba and Tulum

January 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Mayan cities

Images below: Coba

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Below: Tulum Ancient Mayan city of Tulum, Quintana Roo, MexicoAncient Mayan city of Tulum, Quintana Roo, MexicoAncient Mayan city of Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Mexican wildlife: Yucatán Spider Monkey resting in tree

January 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Mexican wildlife: Yucatán Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis).

Yucatán Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis)Yucatán Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis)Yucatán Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis), Quintana Roo, Mexico. Endangered (IUCN, 2017). Punta Laguna (or in Mayan: Otoch Ma'ax Yetel Kooh (the home of the spider monkey and the puma)) is a reserve operated by native Mayan people.

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Bethanie Walder found a sand dollar, Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, Mexico

January 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Bethanie Walder found a sand dollar, Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, Mexico. Sand dollars are sea urchins.

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Travel: Alex and Angela from Mexico Kan Tours, guiding a group, Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, Mexico

January 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Travel: Alex from Mexico Kan Tours, guiding a group, Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, Mexico

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Wildlife watching with our guide Angela, Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, MeWildlife watching with our guide Angela, Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, MeWildlife watching with our guide Angela, Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, Mexico

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Mexican wildlife: American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus), Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, Mexico

January 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Mexican wildlife: American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus), Sian Ka'an, Yucatan, Mexico

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Mexican wildlife: White-nosed coati (Nasua narica), Quintana Roo, Mexico

January 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Mexican wildlife: White-nosed coati (Nasua narica), Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Image below: eating a worm. White-nosed coati (Nasua narica), Quintana Roo, MexicoWhite-nosed coati (Nasua narica), Quintana Roo, MexicoWhite-nosed coati (Nasua narica), Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Road ecology blog: A kilometer post, Nuevo Xcan-Playa Del Carmen highway, Mexico

January 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Road ecology blog: A kilometer post, Nuevo Xcan-Playa Del Carmen highway, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Americana: Carsauropod

January 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Carsauropod, Missoula, Montana, USA. A couple of people in my neighborhood made this car look like a dinosaur, perhaps Agustinia ligabuei, a sauropod. Icicles were inserted upside down in the snow on top of the car. When I photographed it during the day the icicles did not show very well because of the background. I returned in the dark with two remote flashes in addition to the master flash on my camera. The back light made the icicles stand out like the spines on a dinosaur.

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CarsauropodCarsauropodCarsauropod. Car made to look like a sauropod, Missoula, Montana, USA. Icicles were inserted upside down in the snow on top of the car.

The image below was generated by using a longer shutter speed to capture ambient light with a flash on the rear curtain, just before the shutter closed. It always amazes me what the camera can see... I could not see hill with my eyes at all... simply too dark.

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Juvenile Yucatán Spider Monkeys playing, Quintana Roo, Mexico

January 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Juvenile Yucatán Spider Monkeys playing (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis), Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Yucatán Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis)Yucatán Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis)Yucatán Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis), Quintana Roo, Mexico. Endangered (IUCN, 2017). Punta Laguna (or in Mayan: Otoch Ma'ax Yetel Kooh (the home of the spider monkey and the puma)) is a reserve operated by native Mayan people.

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