[PIC_THREAD] Wildlife, Animals, Birds, Zoo

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I might as well kick off this thread with some photos seen as it seems to be mostly what I shoot atm!

A mara with its baby:


Mara with baby by jjohnson2012, on Flickr

A female lechwe, which is a type of antelope:


Lechwe Portrait by jjohnson2012, on Flickr

A Capybara, which is the worlds largest species of rodent, feeding:


Capybara Feeding 3 by jjohnson2012, on Flickr

Brown Lemur watching us before it went to sleep:


Brown Lemur 4 by jjohnson2012, on Flickr

A sparrow washing itself at the side of a large pond whilst doing what looks like backstroke...:


Backstroke? by jjohnson2012, on Flickr
 
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Beautiful Demoiselle


Long tailed *** at lunch.

Wildlife is about all I do, lack the creativity of others!
Thanks Rojin for the chance to show these shots and see those of others.
 
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A sparrow washing itself at the side of a large pond whilst doing what looks like backstroke...:

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I love that picture might not be technically perfect but the uniqness factor alone makes it worth a dozen pin sharp robins on perfectly blured green backgrounds!

One from me, taken in the Amazon this summer.

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Rojin, that lion is amazing.

One from me, taken in the Amazon this summer.

What kind of monkey is that, where about in the Amazon were you?



Black rhino mother and her calf, Madikwe, S.Africa.
They were far too interested in us for comfort and kept us waiting on the road for half an hour before getting bored and moving off into the bush.
As we drove slowly past them we were charged by another hidden male rhino, probably also her son.
Only my wife being quick witted saved us from disaster.
 
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Rojin, that lion is amazing.



What kind of monkey is that, where about in the Amazon were you?

It's an Uakari Monkey allthough it's commonly called a red faced monkey for obvious reasons. We stayed a few days in a lodge upstream from Manaus just a tourist toe dip into the Amazon but it really was amazing and I'd love to go back and see more

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Black rhino mother and her calf, Madikwe, S.Africa.
They were far too interested in us for comfort and kept us waiting on the road for half an hour before getting bored and moving off into the bush.
As we drove slowly past them we were charged by another hidden male rhino, probably also her son.
Only my wife being quick witted saved us from disaster.

Lovely capture and a great story!
 
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Wildlife The_blue style.

Most of these were taken around the underwater volcanic vents on a tiny island of Strombolicchio near Stromboli, Aeolian islands (north of Sicily)

IMG_2119 by The_blue1, on Flickr


Nudibranches (sea slugs)

IMG_2186 by The_blue1, on Flickr


IMG_2292 by The_blue1, on Flickr

Feather worms.

IMG_2258 by The_blue1, on Flickr


IMG_2297 by The_blue1, on Flickr


IMG_2202 by The_blue1, on Flickr

Urchin, this kind collects junk on it's back to hide it from predators.

IMG_2068 by The_blue1, on Flickr


IMG_2067 by The_blue1, on Flickr

Cup corals/anemones with fish

IMG_2077
by The_blue1, on Flickr

45 meters brings you to the Gorgonian fan corals.

IMG_2133 by The_blue1, on Flickr

45 meters again, Tiny little lightbulb sea squirts.

IMG_2197 by The_blue1, on Flickr

Snakelock anemone, Normally only found on their own....

IMG_2095 by The_blue1, on Flickr

Found here in fields

IMG_2093 by The_blue1, on Flickr

Nice little find at 5 meters

IMG_2319 by The_blue1, on Flickr
 
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Very nice pictures there The_blue, what gear were you using?

I work as a dive master in Kefalonia and it is always nice to see a Pink flabellina (Flabellina affinis) on a dive, beautiful little creatures.

I think I may have to check out going diving there.
 
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Just a compact! ;)

Well it's a canon G12, ancient Ikelite DS50 flash/strobe and canon housing.

The full manual, RAW and programmable buttons rock!

Are the nudis both the same kind? I assumed it was 2 different.


Anything in Cephalonia worth diving for? Details needed! always looking for the next trip :D

Which company are you with?
 
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