Snow leopard, Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle).
A mother and three cubs passing in the trees in our back yard. If you look closely, you'll see two cubs peeking around the sides of the tree...
Crested Black Macaque. North Sulawesi, Indonesia 2006
Tarsiers (tennis-ball sized animals that only come out at dusk) can fly 20 feet through the air between trees. North Sulawesi, Indonesia 2006
Deer (Diamond Point, WA)
Bald eagle landing on piling with the remnants of a young seagull it is in the process of eating.
Puffin with two fish.
A glimpse of stalking behavior. This snow leopard (WoodlandPark Zoo, Seattle) is part of a beautiful enclosure with enough space for these majestic cats to climb jump and feel somewhat isolated.
Black bear cub at Bear Country USA in South Dakota
As cute and cuddly as you can imagine, but this sea otter (Nootka Sound, B.C., Canada) isn't something you'd want to mess with. As one person who used to study them described it, they are like "a chainsaw in a gunny sack!"
Fawn thinking, "What the heck?!"
Black bear foraging among mussels at low tide - Nootka Sound, BC Canada
A little tongue-tied! Giraffe at Ngala Game Reserve. (Naples, FL.)
Two artic wolves, taken at Bear Country USA in South Dakota
Art in nature. Closeup of snow leopard head (Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle).
Rare white buffalo at Bear Country USA in South Dakota
River Otter at Bear Country USA in South Dakota
Black bear sow and cub eating grass - Nootka Sound, BC Canada
Meerkat (Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle)
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Two cormorants drying off in between fishing dives.
Kingfisher (Puget Sound, WA)
Snow leopard (Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle)
Snow leopard (Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle). You can see how, even when at rest, these big cats are poised for hunting.
Snow leopard closeup (Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle). With dense, coarse hair that looks almost like astro-turf, these cats are equipped for the harsh, freezing conditions of high mountain (e.g., Himalayas) life.
Sea Otter - Nootka Sound, BC Canada
Sea Otter, with one of his feet submerged "paddling" him along - Nootka Sound, BC Canada
Juvenile bald eagle (the head doesn't turn white until adulthood - until then, they look much like golden eagles)
Juvenile bald eagle
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I'm the best fisherbird EVER (puffin with two fish)!