Gallery Updates

On the advice from a fellow blogger, I organized my galleries to be subject specific.  There is a new gallery for Bryce Canyon National Park (I realize I need to post more photos of this beautiful place), Grand Canyon National Park, and of course, my beloved Zion National Park.  I also posted galleries for flowers and birds, with a gallery for Ancient Art, Arizona, and Other Animals in the works.

Enjoy the images! Remember, they are all available for purchase.  Contact me for details.

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Weekly’s Photo Challenge: Birds of a Feather

I’m participating in LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s Challenge is: Birds of a Feather!

 

Do you remember the old joke? Why did the chicken cross the road?  To which there are a plethora of answers.  However, the question that needs to be asked is why are the ducks crossing the sidewalk?CRW_0090

Of course, there can be several answers to that one.  Just don’t try to figure it out because geese just don’t make sense sometimes.

 

Here is a strange fellow.  Ever seen a duck like this?  I guess you could call this a strange duck.

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Yes, that is a tuft on his head and it’s natural.  Not sure what type it is.

Here are some ducks lounging on the edge of the pool taking in the sights.

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Of course here is the Mallard Duck sunning himself.

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Here are some rare ducks that are native to the wetlands of Las Vegas, Nevada.  I’m just not sure what type they are.

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Here is a type of goose, just not sure what type.

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Ducks do have friends.  They are peacocks.  Birds of a feather do flock together.

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Here is another look at the peacock.

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Anyone hungry?  Although it’s not quite Thanksgiving yet, this one would make a family very satisfied.

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And of course, just for fun.  This bird isn’t real, but it represents something that is much bigger than any of the birds above, it’s our National Symbol of Freedom.  The Bald Eagle.

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Wild Weekly’s Photo Challenge – Flight

I’m participating in the online adventure travel magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers.  This week’s Challenge is: Flying!

Question is, do stingrays really fly?  Or do they swim?  It’s so hard to tell sometimes. IMG_0248

I have seen these fly, but not very often.  The only time they fly is to get into the trees at night to avoid the predators. The almost national bird: The Turkey._RW_0015

Of course, if you really want to fly, you need something to get yourself into the air, but if you want to have a quiet time doing so, you’ll need to inflate a balloon!

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Now, it’s time to get off the ground, but with many balloons, there will be some congestion in the air.

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Now that we’re in the air, we fly among the California Condors, America‘s largest bird of prey.

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Of course, they also need to come in for a landing.  They’re not so graceful on the ground as they are in the air.

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When the Condor is on the ground, they look like the Grim Reaper. Don’t you think?

IMG_1307Of course, continuing with the bird of prey theme; here we have the magnificent Peregrine Falcon.

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But what good is a bird of prey without their prey?  Here we have the Stellars Jay.

 

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And the Mallard Duck:

CRW_0033The beautiful Mallard Duck all so cozy sitting in the sand.  But as the saying goes: “Birds of a Feather Flock Together!” Here we have the peacock and Mallards walking around.

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I found this bird in Mexico at the Mayan Ruins near Tulum.  No idea what kind of bird this is.

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Of course, we can’t forget our domesticated feathered friends like the parrot.

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