Posts Tagged ‘Animals’

The Galápagos sea lion

Galápagos sea lion underwater, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) is a species of sea lion that exclusively breeds on the Galápagos Islands and on Isla de la Plata just off the coast of Ecuador. These fun animals seem to have an idyllic life, lazing around beaches and playing in the water when food sources are good. The males […]

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Al Toro de Lidia, Ronda, Spain

Al Toro de Lidia, Ronda, Spain

This wonderful life size bull is located at the entrance to the Plaza de Toros (built in 1785), the bullfighting arena in the town of Ronda, Province of Malaga, Andalusia, Spain

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Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City, California

Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City, California

The Battery Point Lighthouse is located in Crescent City, California near the Northern California and Oregon border. The Battery Point Light was first lit in 1856 and later automated in 1953. As with so many of the Oregon and California lighthouses, Battery Point is very picturesque, especially as dusk settles on the region. The coastline […]

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Find the Fish

Find the stonefish

The sea star is easy to find, can you find the two real fish?

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Panda Bear

Panda Bear at the San Diego Zoo

If you go to San Diego you have to visit the zoo and see the Pandas, so cute!

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Joshua Trees and Lizards

Joshua Tree at Joshua Tree National Park

I haven’t spent much time in Joshua Tree National Park for about 30 years. Having grown up in Pasadena (Los Angeles), Joshua Tree was often a quick escape from the smog and traffic of the City of Angels. You have to feel sorry for any angels that might still live there as every time I […]

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Trumpeter Swans

Trumpeter Swans at the Somenos Marsh, Cowichan Valley.

It’s amazing that these beautiful birds were almost extinct back in the 1960’s with only several hundred left. Remarkably, preservation efforts have brought the swans back and it’s now estimated that over 10,000 individuals exist. Vancouver Island is host to many of the swans as they overwinter. Prime viewing areas are around the Comox Valley […]

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Glowing Scorpions

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Here’s another name that could be really fun for a rock band. The Glowing Scorpions are appearing in Seattle tonight – sounds catchy! On a real life note, I never knew scorpions glowed when held under UV light until I visited the Bug Museum in Victoria. This friendly critter demonstrated glowing for us, pretty cool. […]

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Pimp Your Cow or ….

Pimp your cow

The fall fair season has come and gone on the west coast of Canada. I only photographed one fall fair this year (I really don’t need more fall fair photos, a search of my database brings up over 4,000) and it’s likely the best on southern Vancouver Island, Cobble Hill.  I still enijoy photographing the action […]

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Canadian Zebras

Zebra in South Africa - Equus quagga

Canadian zebras are black with white stripes unlike their African counterpart which are white with black stripes. Do you need proof of this? Take a look at the photos below.

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Salmon Run

Gull feeding on salmon during the Goldstream Provincial Park salmon run.

Every fall thousands of salmon return to the Cowichan River and the Goldstream River in Goldstream Provincial Park. While most of the salmon are Chum, Coho and Chinook may also be seen. The salmon attract many birds from eagles and gulls to ducks. Overall, the salmon run is a fascinating viewing experience as these fish […]

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Snow in the Cowichan

cowichan-horses

It’s not supposed to snow here very often but the past few days have seen an abundance of the white stuff come down. As of writing this I expect we have 30cm on the ground. I know that’s not much for many of you but we aren’t exactly used to dealing with this. It sure […]

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Iguana

Costa Rica iguana

It struck me that no iguana photographs have ever made it into my blog. What a shame. These guys are very cool and can grow to huge sizes making you think that you’re back in some prehistoric age. Anyways, I’m solving this lack of iguana photos by posting a few from Costa Rica. Watch out!

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98th Annual Cobble Hill Fall Fair

Cobble Hill Fall Fair cow

I spent Saturday at the 98th annual Cobble Hill Fall Fair. As usual for this summer the Cowichan Valley weather was a mixed bag with small amounts of rain followed by beautiful sunshine. The Cobble Hill Fall Fair heavily emphasizes livestock and horses which makes sense for the location. One thing I noticed is how […]

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Horse Shoes

Horse Shoes at the Duncan Farmers Market

Small horses have small shoes. This guy turned up at the Duncan Farmers Market a few weeks ago. I’m not sure whether he can tie his own shoelaces but they sure are cute.

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