The prairie dogs were warming up in the morning sun ... okay, heat lamp actually, but agreed to pose!! The guy above on the rock spent the entire time looking up for signs of danger and let everyone know I was sneaking around their house.
We all know the elegant flamingo .. but did you know how bad they smell?? Apparently it's the result of their shrimp diet. There were several different varieties here, with this gentleman being the only one who wanted his portrait taken.
This wolf was rather shy ... it took a couple of shots to get something other than his butt as I hid behind a tree.
Many were eating breakfast. This black bear looked up to be sure I wasn't going to steal his food and even growled a bit ... I backed off quickly!!
Amazingly, there are hardly any humans around this early. Good for lurking in the shadows and getting images of the camera shy. I waited for quite a while, but baby was fast asleep and not moving a muscle.
As usual, the rabble rousers were screaming and hollering at the top of their lungs. There is a sack at their throat that expands with a grunt before the screaming begins. These guys had NO problem posing for me and let EVERYONE know I was in the neighborhood!! What a racket!!
Talk about striking a pose ... this beauty just stood and looked at me longingly for several minutes. I imagine she was looking for goodies ... which I'm sure she gets with these doe eyes!!
Breakfast was on the grass, which kept these two occupied. Baby was enthralled with the screaming human on the other side.
Mom kept watch while dad slept ... sound familiar?? She was a beauty, but only interested in one shot before she too hit the hay.
And here's Billy. He didn't want his picture taken until he had his morning bath. What a beauty he is!!
Always the performer, he showed his prowess at flinging the tractor tire.
Just to show how tall and strong he is, he belched and bellowed until the trainer threw him a carrot. Spaghetti squash and cantaloupe were also on the menu.
The Grevys Zebra were camera shy ... zebra butts were all I could see!!
and sleeping. Nothing better than a sleeping koala image however!!
No clue ... it was just on the ground where I could get a good shot!!
I survived the jungle and all the scary creatures to photograph another day. The good news is that I'm back at the rig just in time for the football game!!