A koala peacefully munching on some leaves.
The wildlife in Australia is one of the main reasons people go. That’s why we went. Oh yeah, we visited some cool family, too. What a bonus!
One of my third graders has chosen to study koalas, and he is constantly coming up to me and reminding me what awesome little creatures these are. Two of his favorite facts are that they sleep up to 20 hours each day and that they drink little water, getting most of their moisture from the eucalyptus.
He’s right! Koalas are totally cool animals, and we [...]
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To me this flower seems almost Dr. Seussish. It’s pointy and weird. I love it. I have no idea what it is, but maybe some type of nettle? Anyone know? I took it in Southern Cyprus a few weeks ago. All the wildflowers were blooming…gorgeous!
We were only in Zambia a few days, mostly to visit Victoria Falls. As impressive as it was, it was impossible to get a good shot. As it was, we were covered in thick military ponchos since there is so much spray from the falls, and I certainly wasn’t going to take out my camera with so much water. We did go on a short safari where we saw just about everything there is to see. We were thrilled when we saw these hippos step out of the forest, and as it turned out, we only saw one other [...]
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There are three different types of booby in the Galapagos, and they are all easily observed and photographed. This is a red-footed booby, and the colors on her are just gorgeous. I love the blue and pink of her beak.
What’s better than flies swarming around a big bull of a water buffalo? No, it certainly isn’t pretty, but I’m still super happy with the shot. It doesn’t get more real than this. This shot was taken on a self-drive through Botswana. Loved it. Read more about our self-drive and Botswana here.
I photographed this guy on Taiaroa Head in New Zealand. It was mid-summer there and the grass is green; the flowers are blooming, and I think he just seems out of place. Jim and I walked down a beach and there were plenty of seals just sunbathing the whole time we were there. None of them paid us any more attention that maybe lifting their heads to see who we were and if we could be a threat. Lovely.