Saturday, June 27, 2009

Round Robin Photo Challenge: Wildlife

The Round Robin challenge, this time around, was to capture wildlife images. The ones I'm posting are a mixture of Alaska and New Mexico shots. This theme was suggested by Gina of Gina's Space, and by Nancy of Nancy Luvs Pix.


SOME THAT SWIM

Take a close look. You might want to click on the photo to enlarge it so you can see the detail of the face of this spawning salmon, in Sheep Creek, near Juneau, Alaska. He's a handsome fellow, isn't he?!

A whale tail! This was taken near the entrance to Tracy Arm Fjord, in Juneau.

These sealions are lounging on this buoy (click to enlarge and see them better). Notice the glacier, shining through the mist, in the upper right corner.


SOME THAT FLY

Sandhill Craines in the morning sky, at Bosque del Apache, New Mexico.

A pair of Sandhill Craines on the ground.

Scads of Snow Geese above a field in Bosque del Apache.

A bald eagle, near the Shrine of St. Therese, Juneau.

Ducks enjoying the early morning sun, in a pond near the Rio Grande River.


AND ONE THAT CREEPS

These lizards move FAST. It's hard to catch one sitting still. This one was basking in the sun, on a headstone, in an old cemetery that I visited.

Take a look at the work of some of the other Round Robin challengers. Click HERE.

8 comments:

visualdialogues said...

Well done, absolutely fantastic! Thanks for an array of wonderful captures of Wildlife.

Love the Salmon shot, yes, he is handsome all right! A little scared of the lizard, good for you to have taken such a sharp pic of him while he soaked in the sun.

Love them all. Drop by mine, if you get a chance. Have a good weekend.

Carly said...

Hi Linda :)

Hon, I am speechless! Stunningly beautiful start to finish! That first shot is simply stunning! Well done :)

Carly

a corgi said...

those were all great pictures!! I enjoyed the whale's tail one and the cranes from New Mexico. Is that Bosque del Apache south of Albuquerque?? If it is, we visited it years ago when we lived in Santa Fe and the kids had a field trip there; that was very nice

enjoy your day

betty

Nancy said...

What wonderful photos! I'm a bit in awe. And I thought I was lucky! You are too it seems...
You've been to some awesome places and take great shots.

Nancy
http://nancyluvspix.blogspot.com/2009/06/wildlife-neighbors.html

Linda said...

What amazing photos! That salmon is just breathtaking! I so appreciate getting to see things from parts of the country so far away from me!

Far Side of Fifty said...

These are all stunning! Such different wildlife..the salmon, the whale and those Sealions with the Glacier in the background.. excellent. I really enjoyed your photos! :)

Suzanne R said...

Beautiful shots! A very nice selection from various parts of the U.S. Thanks for sharing them!

Jama said...

Stunning photos of the wildlife! I love the one with the flying geese, awesome!