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Old 06-07-2013, 09:36 AM
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Wildlife (mammals, reptiles etc) Pics

I decided to start this thread for everyone's wildlife pics - whether it be wildlife in the center of London or in the the deepest bush! Hopefully this will consolidate all those pictures of animals and reptiles that are spread all over the place.

No birds please - there is a perfectly good thread for birds here

"birding" fun

To start the thread I am reposting (fromthe Amatuer Photo thread) some recent animal pics I posted from a recent trip. Camera was an oldish Canon 30D plus an F4 70-200mm lens

Picture 1 is a ??

Picture 2 is a ?? (rarely seen or photographed actually!)
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:44 AM
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They are good pictures,You must of waited a while to get the animals to come out
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:46 AM
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And here's another one.

"Double Tot"!
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:53 AM
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Nighthawk - No!

The first was a lucky sighting and the animal just sat while I took the pic.

In the second shot I was set up for a bird and the animal walked in from the side so I tried a quick snap - a lucky shot this time!

Both what I call "1 in 500" shots.
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One of my other jobs in the "oil field" (besides navigation) is as a MMO. A marine mammal observer helps to make sure laws and regulations are carefully followed by those who provide natural resources to all (offshore). On one project, my first impression of this creature was that it looked like a floating shipping pallet and a danger to the boat. Upon safer inspection, it proved to be a Kemp-Ridley turtle swimming near the "Jump" at Port Aransas Texas. Marine mammals are naturally curious and a benefit to us all.

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Old 06-07-2013, 10:49 AM
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Here's some from last September's trip to San Luis Obispo area. Couple of shots of Black Angus by Harmony. A California Ground Squirrel from San Simeon. The boys resting under the Morro Bay pier after a hard night. A bee not named Eric working away at Cayucos Beach.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:03 PM
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Nebeltex - very unusual and interesting shot. Thank you for this. How big are they?

Whulsley - varied selection! What sort of seals are they? Odd colouring? And are they permanent residents do you know?
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Kevin, don't know the species on the seals. Assume they are pretty permanent residents since it doesn't get that cold in the winter and they have consistent food sources.
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Guess I could have included a couple of more shots to help id them.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:10 PM
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Whew - that was a quick reply! Lurking in the either?

I have spent little time near the sea, so have always been interested in marine inhabitants. Saw a bit of a whale once when on the water. It also blew and covered us with warm water. Impressed me a lot though we did not see much!
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