Offbeat album:

Lions and elephants and bears, oh my

2019 Africa Anabezi Zambia lechwes IMG_0

Lechwes in Zambia, Africa

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Wild endangered painted dog cubs in Splash Camp, Botswana, Africa

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Cheetah dining at Somalisa camp, Zimbabwe, Africa

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Lion cubs, Somalisa camp, Zimbabwe, Africa

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Giraffes at sunset, Splash Camp, Botswana, Africa

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Lion on the prowl, Splash Camp, Botswana, Africa

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Elephant making a stance, Somalisa camp, Zimbabwe, Africa

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Spectacular young leopard bidding us farewell en route to the airport, Zambia, Africa

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Amazing water hole, Somalisa Acacia camp, Zimbabwe, Africa

2019 Africa Lion Camp Zambia leopard cub

Mom and leopard cub, Lion Camp, Zambia, Africa

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Lions patiently awaiting a chase, Lion Camp, Zambia

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#leopard #Makanyi #Timbavati #southafrica

Boulders Beach penguins SA 2019 IMG_1978

#bouldersbeach African penguins #southafrica

Makanyi wild dogs Timbavati SA 2019 IMG_

Rare endangered wild dog #Makanyi #Timbavati #southafrica

Makanyi best best rhinos charging Timbav

Endangered hipps #Makanyi #Timbavati #southafrica

Makanyi lion pride best at waterhole Tim

Lion pride #Makanyi #Timbavati #southafrica

Giraffe valley

We stumbled across a tower of 70 plus giraffes en route to Lake Masek, Tanzania, Africa

Junior's in trouble

Mom lion and cub, Lake Masek, Tanzania, Africa

Just Lion Around

We saw many lions on our safari, often sleeping in unflattering poses. Tanzania, Africa

What's for lunch

We saw three leopards on our safari; this one unsuccessfully went after a bird. Tanzania, Africa

What's your beauty secret

One of three leopards we saw on our safari. We sat under this tree for 90 minutes. Tanzania, Africa

Breakfast was yummy

We found a playful cheetah mom and cub. A few hours later, they had both had breakfast: a wildebeest carcass was nearby. Tanzania, Africa

That's a stretch

One of five cheetahs we saw on our safari. Tanzania, Africa.

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Amazingly intimate hawk walk in Ireland at School of Falconry with Earrach, a Harris Hawk. 1 of 4

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Amazingly intimate hawk walk in Ireland at School of Falconry with Earrach, a Harris Hawk. 2 of 4

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Amazingly intimate hawk walk in Ireland at School of Falconry with Earrach, a Harris Hawk. 3 of 4

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Amazingly intimate hawk walk in Ireland at School of Falconry with Earrach, a Harris Hawk. 4 of 4

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Amazingly intimate hawk walk in Ireland at School of Falconry with Earrach, a Harris Hawk

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Juan, a Harris Hawk, arrives for a landing.

Little Skellig gannet in flight, Ireland's largest seabird best best IMG_0487

Gannet at Little Skellig Ireland, 2nd largest breeding colony in the world

Skellig Michael best best puffin 2017-07-08 190

Puffin at Skellig Michael Ireland

Sydney best baby koala 2016-12-10 190

Baby and mom koala, Taronga zoo, Sydney

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Koala just hanging out, Taronga zoo, Sydney, Australia

Burnie best koala MM R 2016-12-19 180

Lottie the koala, Wings Wildlife Park, Burnie, Tasmania

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Wild kangaroo at Uluru park (aka Ayers Rock) during Kata Tjuta hike; Uluru, Australia

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Giraffes against Sydney-scape at Taronga zoo

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Hanging out in front of Sydney Harbor Bridge at Taronga zoo

Sydney zoo best kangaroo 2016-12-10 129

Kangaroo at Taronga zoo, Sydney

Sydney zoo kangaroo and emu 2016-12-10 165

Kangaroo and emu at Taronga zoo, Sydney

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Peacock at Taronga zoo, Sydney

Burnie best MM 2016-12-19 120

Tasmania devil, Wings Wildlife Park, Burnie, Tasmania

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Tasmania devils fighting over lunch, Wings Wildlife Park, Burnie, Tasmania

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Baby Tasmania devil, Wings Wildlife Park, Burnie, Tasmania

Burnie MM 2016-12-19 229

Wombat, Wings Wildlife Park, Burnie, Tasmania

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Tasmania devil wouldn't hurt a fly, Wings Wildlife Park, Burnie, Tasmania

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Lemurs at Wings Wildlife Park in Burnie, Tasmania

Burnie best joey dive MM 2016-12-19 149

Joey diving into mom's pouch, Wings Wildlife Park, Burnie, Tasmania

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Joey all comfy and squashed in mom's pouch, Wings Wildlife Park, Burnie, Tasmania

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Penguins, Napier Aquarium, New Zealand

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Birds breeding and roosting at Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef off of Cairns, Australia

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Birds breeding and roosting at Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef off of Cairns, Australia

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Birds breeding and roosting at Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef off of Cairns, Australia

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Stuffed platypus in Burnie, Tasmania

Napier aquarium best kiwi display (we saw 3 live ones)

What a kiwi looks like if you could see it in broad daylight, Napier Aquarium, New Zealand

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Our panda, Wuwen, at the Dujiangyan Panda Base near Chengdu, where you can be a panda handler for a day.

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Our panda, WuWen, with her real handler, at the Dujiangyan Panda Base near Chengdu, where you can be a panda handler for a day.

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Our panda WuWen, at the Dujiangyan Panda Base near Chengdu, where you can be a panda handler for a day.

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We're all happy with WuWen at the Dujiangyan Panda Base near Chengdu, where you can be a panda handler for a day.

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Cleaning out WuWen's cage while she watches, at the Dujiangyan Panda Base near Chengdu, where you can be a panda handler for a day.

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Sibling pandas at play, at the Dujiangyan Panda Base near Chengdu, where you can be a panda handler for a day.

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This panda was just hanging out at the Dujiangyan Panda Base near Chengdu, where you can be a panda handler for a day.

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Panda trying to get down, at the Dujiangyan Panda Base near Chengdu, where you can be a panda handler for a day.

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Red panda, which is not a panda at all, at the Dujiangyan Panda Base near Chengdu, where you can be a panda handler for a day.

elephant Tanzania safari 2008

Tanzania safari elephants at play 2008

2008 Africa Tanzania elephant safari

Tanzania safari sharing the road with elephants 2008

2008 Africa Tanzania safari elephant

Tanzania safari elephant sharing the road 2008

Africa lions mating safari Tanzania

Tanzania safari lions just after mating 2008

2008 Africa safari Tanzania lion

Tanzania lion waiting for lioness to signal she's ready for mating 2008

2008 Africa Tanzania wildebeest

Tanzania safari wildebeest migration 2008

Africa Tanzania safari wildebeest

Tanzania safari wildebeest share the road 2008

2008 Africa zebras safari Tanzania

Tanzania safari zebras 2008

Africa springbok safari Tanzania

Tanzania safari springbok pronking 2008

2008 Africa Tanzania safari dik dik

Tanzania safari darling dik dik miniature "deer" 2008

2008 Africa Tanzania safari

Tanzania safari hippo pond awakens 2008

2008 Africa Tanzania hippos safari

Tanzania safari hippo mom and child 2008

2008 Africa Tanzania safari giraffes

Tanzania safari giraffes check you out 2008

2008 Africa Tanzania safari warthog

Tanzania safari warthog 2008

2008 Africa Ostrich Tanzania safari

Tanzania safari ostrich mom and brood 2008

2008 Africa monkeys Tanzania safari

Tanzania safari blue monkeys 2008

2008 Africa Baboon Tanzania safari

Tanzania safari baboons 2008

2008 Africa Tanzania safari

Tanzania safari baboons 2008

2008 Africa Tanzania safari cranes

Tanzania safari gray-crowned cranes, national bird, 2008

2008 Africa Tanzania lion safari

Tanzania safari sharing the road

2008 Africa Tanzania safari

Tanzania safari sharing the road 2008

2008 Africa Tanzania safari leopard

Tanzania safari leopard 2008

2008 Africa Tanzania safari snake

Tanzania safari sharing the road

Shetland Islands, Sumburgh Head best puffin IMG_0390

Puffin, Shetland Islands Sumburgh Head 2015

Shetland Islands, UK 6.29  Sumburgh Head puffin in flight

Puffin in flight, Shetland Islands Sumburgh Head 2015

Shetland Islands, UK 6.29 best pony joke

Shetland pony, Shetland Islands 2015

2010  Caribbean snorkel fish swarm

Caribbean snorkel St. John (I think) fish swarm (one of three) 2010

2010  Caribbean snorkel fish swarm

Caribbean snorkel St. John (I think) fish swarm (two of three) 2010

2010 snorkel fish swarm Caribbean

Caribbean snorkel St. John (I think) fish swarm (three of three) 2010

2010  Caribbean snorkel stingray

Caribbean snorkel stingray 2010

2010 Caribbean cruise 067 snorkel

Caribbean snorkel 2010

Big Island Capt Cook Hawaii snorkel

Hawaii Big Island Captain Cook snorkel 2010

2010 Big Island Kahalu'u Hawaii fish

Hawaii snorkel Big Island Kahalu'u humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa or reef trigger fish--the state fish. 2010

Hawaii Kauai '08 Na Pali dolphins

Hawaii Kauai Na Pali dolphins

Hawaii Big Island 95 first turtle

Hawaii Big Island turtle

2008 Hawaii Kauai 08 snorkel turtle

Hawaii snorkel Kauai turtle 2008

Big Island Kahalu'u  snorkel eel

Hawaii snorkel Big Island Kahalu'u eel 2010

Valdes Peninsula Argentina sea lions

Sea lion mom and child Valdes Peninsula, Argentina 2013

Valdes Peninsula penguin Argentina

Penguin and eggs Valdes Peninsula, Argentina 2013

Penguins Valdes Peninsula, Argentina

Penguin couple Valdes Peninsula, Argentina 2013

Valdes Peninsula Argentina llama

Llama Valdes Peninsula, Argentina 2013

2013 Valparaiso sea lions Chile

Sea lions Valparaiso Chile 2013

2012 gibraltar monkey attack

Overly friendly monkey Gibraltar 2012

Alaska black bear in Traitors Cove

Alaska Traitors Cove black bear hunting out salmon 2004

2004 Alaska 04 bears Denali

Denali Park Alaska bear family finishing off caribou carcass 2004

2004 Alaskan mooses Denali

Denali Park Alaska moose 2004

Spain Granada bullfight matador

Bullfight, Granada, Spain, 2011

Costa Rica 11.12 bird in flight

Egret in flight, Costa Rica

macaws Costa Rica 2012

Costa Rica macaws 2012

2012 Costa Rica bird

Costa Rica rare bird 2012

Costa Rica 11.12 crocodile

Crocodile, Costa Rica

2012 Costa Rica crocodile

Costa Rica crocodile 2012

mm glaciers 098

Fox at Glacier National Park, Montana

Naples beach pelican with snack

Pelican with snack, Naples Pier, Florida

River trip sandhill cranes

Sandhill crane, Florida

Alligator and babe Shark Alley

Alligator and baby, Shark Alley, Florida

Creatures at Glacier National Park,

Creatures at Glacier National Park, Montana

hawk at tennis 11.10 Estero

Hawk on tennis court, Estero, Florida

Glacier National Park Montana

Creatures at Glacier National Park, Montana

Waterton Crypt Lake hike creatures 2

Waterton Crypt Lake, Canada

Jasper Edith Cavell hike Canada

At Edith Cavell glacier, Jasper, Canada

Corkscrew Sanctuary snowy egret 4.13

Snowy egret, Corkscrew Sanctuary, Florida

2008 fox at paradise Rainier

Fox at Mount Rainier Paradise, WA

Corkscrew Sanctuary Roseate spoonbill 4.13

Roseate spoonbill, Corkscrew Sanctuary, Florida

black bear meets grandma 6.14.14

Black bear visiting my mom June of 2014, Estero, Florida

Black Bear at home 11.4.2014

Black bear visiting the garbage at our home at 11 a.m., Estero, Florida

2015 critter deer not bear 5.5.15 IMG_3113

Deer in our backyard, Estero, Florida

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Dolphins at Naples Pier, Florida

Whales, Provincetown, MA

Whales, Provincetown, MA

Whale tale, Provincetown, MA

Whale tale, Provincetown, MA

whale breaching Provincetown, MA

Whale breaching in distance, Provincetown, MA

2005 England peacock

Peacock somewhere in England 2005

11.13 Iguazu Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

11.13 Iguazu 2 Argentina

Iguazu Falls Argentina

Scotland 7.4 Edinburgh Greyfriars bobby

Bobby the famed mascot of the Greyfriars, Edinburgh, Scotland 2015

Portugal 6.16.2012 Lisbon pigs

Lisbon Portugal fair 2012

Clearwater BC salmon 506

Salmon in Clearwater, British Columbia

2009 Palm Springs 2009 hummingbird

Hummingbird, Palm Springs, CA

BA MM hare South America

Hare here, somewhere in South America

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