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Shot in the snow on a recent photo trip with my good friend bch12's photos in the Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Canada Geese make a grand exit from Foster Pond at the Holden Arboretum in Northeast Ohio.
This is one foot of aptly-named Slasher, the Zoo Atlanta Komodo dragon. In the wild, these animals lurk, awaiting prey, which they capture by pouncing on them with these fearsome claws and their teeth. If the prey should happen to escape, it won't go far, as the dragon's saliva contains often deadly bacteria. Komodo dragons are endangered due to human encroachment on their habitat and competition from them for food. Here is more information.
Scroll down for more views (shot through glass) of this fascinating creature.
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:"my friend the swan set"
It was too beautiful a day to spend shut up in the office. Hettie called her boss feigning wing ache and prepared herself for a glorious day in the summer sun.
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•Some of the larger spotted jellies actually have small fishes living with them. The fishes use the inside of a jelly’s bell as protection from larger predators until they reach maturity.
•Spotted jellies swim in huge swarms to stay in the direct rays of the sun—the sun’s rays fuel the growth of the symbiotic algae the jellies thrive on. At night, spotted jellies descend to deeper waters, to an anoxic (oxygen-deficient) layer that's high in concentrations of hydrogen sulfide. There, the jellies absorb ammonium, which acts just like fertilizer on the algae.
It's a bit fuzzy; a moving subject in low light at 1/60s and 200mm will do that, though.
Picture of a macaque monkey taken in the Yaen-koen (monkey park) in Jigokudani, Nagano prefecture (Japan)
Bald Eagle portrait taken at the Hawk Conservancy in the uk. The Eagle was sitting outside on his perch but in very bright mid afternoon sun. 2 hours later though clouds came over and the light dimmed dramatically. We went back to the Eagles and after 5 minutes this same one flew out to his closest perch, I was snapping away and after about 15 minutes one of the keepers started bringing all the birds in for the day . Everytime he came to go past this Eagle would call out, I managed to get loads of head on shots and slight angle shots of this but one time and one time only he turned off to the side and I got the shot I wanted - a portrait that hints at the powerful nature of these birds but also shows off their elegance too. It made the whole day worthwhile!
D200, 200-400 VR
Many thanks to Greg for helping reduce noise.
"... spider spins such a pretty thing, spider, spider, spider, spider ..." by NRBQ
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With a good deal of patience i managed to get some good photographs of this beautiful amur leopard
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Skånes Djurpark, Höör, Skåne, Sweden - 13:th october 2006