A bufflehead duck (Bucephala albeola), photographed at the Bronx Zoo.
A female pronghorn (Antilocapra americana), photographed at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.
A baby Coquerel's sifaka (Propithecus coquereli), photographed at the Bronx Zoo.
A grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), photographed at the Bronx Zoo.
tags: Sonnenuntergang, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, travel, nature, sunset, photography Sonnenuntergang. Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Image: Bob O'Hara, 20 April 2010 [larger view] Sunset over Frankfurt, as photographed from the bedroom window. This sunset was influenced by the Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajökull. The light gold above the sun is a real cloud, but the darker haze surrounding the sun is the ash cloud. This ash cloud made the sun look fuzzy and at times, almost completely obscured it. Today, the sky cleared for a few hours and everything seemed normal once more, but in the…
Raccoon tracks, photographed along a trail northern New Jersey.
tags: Suomenlinnan Muuri, Helsinki, Finland, nature, image of the day Suomenlinnan Muuri (Suomenlinna wall). Soumenlinna, Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 19 July 2009 [larger view]. (raw image)
tags: Frankfurter Blauer Mond, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, photography Frankfurter Blauer Mond (Frankfurt Blue Moon). Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Those are the Taunus mountains in the background. Image: GrrlScientist, 1 January 2010 [larger view]. This isn't in perfect focus and it unfortunately has a reflection from the window pane, but I managed to get one decent photograph of the Blue Moon over Frankfurt to share with you.
My best photograph of a cheetah. View Larger image I took this photo of a cheetah at De Wildt's in South Africa. It is a "King Cheetah." Although there was a period of time when some thought the King was a new subspecies of cheetah, it turns out to be a simple color morph. Although this was taken with a zoom lens, it was not set on telephoto ... In fact, I had to wipe the breath of the cat off the lens ... (And I'm only slightly exaggerating).
The American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) is so common in northern New Jersey that many people don't need to go to a zoo in order to see one. Although there have been occasional sightings of the animals in New Brunswick, I've only once seen a Black Bear in the wild, a large individual that quickly ran off through the forest as soon as I saw it. Still, the Black Bear population in New Jersey exponentially increased in a very short period of time, many state conservation and wildlife agencies coming under fire for supporting or not supporting a bear hunt (at least one official left their…
This past July my wife and I left at 2 AM on day to reach the southernmost point in New Jersey by sunrise, and after a long 3 hour drive this was the sight we were greeted with. It's not the best photo I've ever taken, but I like it all the same, and it reminds me of the cover of my copy of Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac.
Most of the wildlife photographs I feature here were taken at zoos, but every once in a while I get a chance to photograph some indigenous creatures, White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) being the only relatively large mammal in the area. In fact, New Jersey has an overabundance of the deer, and it's strange to drive late at night and not see at least one along the side of the road (or even trying to cross it). While there were always deer here, they owe much of their population growth in the last 200 years to human development of land, especially the clearing of forests for lawns or…