Posts Tagged ‘Wildlife’

Sally Lightfoot crab, (Grapsus grapsus), Galapagos Islands

Sally Lightfoot crab, (Grapsus grapsus), Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The Sally Lightfoot crab (Grapsus grapsus) is definitely one of the most colourful inhabitants of the Galapagos Islands. Although they are relatively easy to photograph I was very surprised by how skittish most of them were. This is unlike almost all the other animals in the Galapagos Islands that have absolutely no fear of humans. […]

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Wildlife on Norman Island

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

Norman Island was the first chance to photograph wildlife on this British Virgin Island┬átrip and I’m not talking about the evenings at the Willy T Bar.! The trails on the island lead to beautiful bays and everywhere you look there seems to be something happening in the animal kingdom. Lots of birds, hermit crabs and […]

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Trumpeter Swans in Cowichan Bay

Trumpeter swans in Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island

One view I never tire of in the Cowichan Valley is the beautiful Trumpeter swans that spend their winter months in this region. Many of the flooded fields will have at least a few swans but other areas have perhaps hundreds. In many ways this is a real success story as the Trumpeter swan was […]

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500 Geese and Ducks

500 geese and ducks in the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island

I can’t confirm the numbers exactly but did a quick count of about 1/4 of the image. It looks like somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 Canada Geese and unknown ducks. Hey, I would like to think of myself as a birder but need to get out the Audubon guides! Still an impressive collection of […]

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Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

I don’t know how the Trumpeter swans feel about cold weather but they have been staying around for the past week during our cold spell here in the Cowichan Valley. It’s snowing now, I’m sure they don’t mind. Likely snow photographs tomorrow!

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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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