Sunday Nature Stills – 04/24/2016


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These sporty birds are Yellow Billed Oxpeckers that I photographed in the south-west Serengeti.  Oxpeckers have a voluntary symbiotic relationship with some savanna animals and spend much of their time perched on giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, hippo, cape buffalo, and other savanna mammals.  Non-mating birds sometimes even live and sleep on a host animal for extended periods.  Oxpeckers feed on ticks, flies, and parasites, so both animals benefit from the relationship.

Sunday Nature Stills – 10/20/2013

Theme: Wildlife

1-Looking down on a circling Galapagos Shark, North Shore Oahu
2-Young Elephant Seal sunning, California Coast
3-Coastal Brown Bear couple, Alaska
4-Hiding Cowtail Stingray, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
5-Hunting Lioness, Serengeti, Tanzania

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Sunday Nature Stills – 3/24/2013

Just one photo this week.

These two young lion cubs were waiting for their mother to return. The mother lioness hid them in tall grass before she went out to hunt.

The cubs hid surprisingly well and stayed out of sight while she was away.  The mother was actually very thin and might have been struggling to support her cubs.  Serengeti, Africa.

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