NWPBanner
Welcome! NWPphotoforum.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 5 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
Re: A critter a day... [Re: glamson] #36140
08/23/11 01:50 PM
08/23/11 01:50 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
glamson Offline OP
Veteran
glamson  Offline OP
Veteran

Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
Today's critter returns to the predators. One of the advantages of living in San Diego was access to the San Diego Wild Animal Park. The park ran several captive breeding programs, one of which was breeding of Cheetahs. Part of the program is training the cheetah to chase a lure which allows the general public to observe them running at full speed. Some of today's images capture one of those sessions. Unfortunately, Cheetahs are relatively rare in South Africa and Botswana so I didn't get any images of them in the wild. This is one of the reasons I'm heading to the Serengeti in Tanzania next January.

Cheetah




















Re: A critter a day... [Re: glamson] #36149
08/24/11 02:15 PM
08/24/11 02:15 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
glamson Offline OP
Veteran
glamson  Offline OP
Veteran

Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
Today's critter is another inhabitant of the Galapagos islands. These critters add a dash of color to rather drab volcanic rocks that make up the islands. You see them everywhere as you wander along the coastal tide pools.

Sally Lightfoot Crab




















Re: A critter a day... [Re: glamson] #36157
08/25/11 02:13 PM
08/25/11 02:13 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
glamson Offline OP
Veteran
glamson  Offline OP
Veteran

Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
Today we go from a relatively slow moving crustacean to one of nature's speedsters. California is the home to many species of this darting little avian creature.

Hummingbird




















Re: A critter a day... [Re: glamson] #36158
08/25/11 05:01 PM
08/25/11 05:01 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Connecticut
Sunstruck Offline
Old hand
Sunstruck  Offline
Old hand

Joined: Jul 2009
Connecticut
WOW! Stunning photos George! James summed it up well, I'll miss your beautiful, wonderful animal shots when the month is up. The little crabs were adorable! I love the full front close up shot. Beautiful colors. The hummers are darlings aren't they? I love the California Condor head shot, the feathers looked like a black boa around it's neck.


Penny J. Wills
[color:"#08c3c5"]www.pennyjwillsphotography.com[/color]
Re: A critter a day... [Re: glamson] #36166
08/26/11 01:50 PM
08/26/11 01:50 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
glamson Offline OP
Veteran
glamson  Offline OP
Veteran

Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
Today we go from one of the tiniest critters to one of the largest (and certainly tallest) critters.

Giraffe
























Re: A critter a day... [Re: glamson] #36172
08/26/11 07:54 PM
08/26/11 07:54 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Cincinnati, OH
T
tuts Offline
Wanderer
tuts  Offline
Wanderer
T

Joined: Aug 2011
Cincinnati, OH
beautiful up close shots of these wonderful animals. its nice to see this even in the city! these are definitely photography contest entering material!


I am an editor for the online photography contest www.maythebestphotowin.com

Re: A critter a day... [Re: glamson] #36173
08/27/11 01:56 PM
08/27/11 01:56 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
glamson Offline OP
Veteran
glamson  Offline OP
Veteran

Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
I've always been a pretty avid bird shooter and over the years I've captured a lot of images of young chicks of the avian persuasion. Today I'm posting some of those images in a general grouping I call...

Chicks














































Re: A critter a day... [Re: glamson] #36177
08/28/11 02:17 PM
08/28/11 02:17 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
glamson Offline OP
Veteran
glamson  Offline OP
Veteran

Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
Today continues the emphasis on young animals, this time with the mammals.

Young Mammals
























Re: A critter a day... [Re: glamson] #36185
08/29/11 03:08 PM
08/29/11 03:08 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
glamson Offline OP
Veteran
glamson  Offline OP
Veteran

Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
Today's critter is an old acquaintance that I have photographed for years in different places in the world. My first up close and personal interaction with it was
one day when I was out surfacing at a remote California beach and it swam under me while I was on my board waiting for a wave. It swam so close that I felt the water
current on my legs. I looked down to see a gray bullet shape pass under me and my heart missed a few beats because I thought it was a shark (they do like to nibble on
surfers legs). As I was trying to decide what the quickest way to shore was, a very large Sea Lion surfaced about 10 feet from me, looked over and gave several barks
which I assume was his way of laughing at the way he scared the bejeebeez out of me. Since then I have always had a soft spot for these marine clowns.

Sea Lion






















Re: A critter a day... [Re: glamson] #36210
08/30/11 03:05 PM
08/30/11 03:05 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
glamson Offline OP
Veteran
glamson  Offline OP
Veteran

Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
As August comes to a close I feel I would be remiss not to post images of the "King of the Critters". I have been lucky
enough to have access to the Lion breeding program at San Diego Wild Animal Park as well as observe the feline royalty
in the wild in Botswana and South Africa.

Lion












































Page 5 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6

Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 304 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Poppy, sheril walker, WbN, sierravalleylabs, Jon Albert
3310 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums13
Topics6,525
Posts36,768
Members3,310
Most Online513
Jul 14th, 2012

Copyright 2005 - 2017 Nature, Wildlife, and Pet Photography Forum. "NWPPhotoforum" and "nwpphotoforum.com" are the property of Nature, Wildlife, and Pet Photography Forum. All Rights Reserved. Wild Coyote Studio, New York Pet Photographer

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1
(Release build 20190129)
PHP: 5.6.29-hw1 Page Time: 0.106s Queries: 15 (0.070s) Memory: 3.1348 MB (Peak: 3.5441 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2019-10-23 05:54:18 UTC