Jan 18, 2021 at 1:31 pm #3694401
These are wild elk but the photo was taken at a feeding station.Jan 18, 2021 at 3:20 pm #3694415rubmybelly!BPL Member
@sleepingLocale: The Cascades
That’s a beautiful shot Ian. Thanks for sharing.Jan 18, 2021 at 8:38 pm #3694443
Thanks Doug!Jan 18, 2021 at 9:04 pm #3694444
These are wild coastal brown bears but the photo was taken at a feeding station (a remote cannery dump, lol):Jan 18, 2021 at 9:26 pm #3694450
Wow those are great images Philip!Jan 18, 2021 at 9:31 pm #3694452jscottBPL Member
@bookLocale: Northern California
Ian: where were those shots taken?
as an aside: the world isn’t ours.Jan 18, 2021 at 10:21 pm #3694459
“as an aside: the world isn’t ours.”
I mention that they were taken at a feeding station because some people will take photos of zoo animals and try to pass them off as an image captured in the wild. These elk are free to come and go as they please but I wanted to make sure there wasn’t any appearance of me trying to pass these off as an image captured out in the woods somewhere, which would take quite a bit more work and commitment to capture.Jan 19, 2021 at 1:30 am #3694471Nick GatelBPL Member
@ngatelLocale: Southern CaliforniaJan 20, 2021 at 3:13 pm #3694724
Very cool Nick. A bunch of our sheep have been relocated due to some sort of disease that was wiping them out.Jan 20, 2021 at 3:14 pm #3694726
“Who are you calling a cow?”Jan 20, 2021 at 3:42 pm #3694731BonzoBPL Member
@bon-zoLocale: Virgo Supercluster
Nice tones in that last one, Ian. 👍Jan 20, 2021 at 5:12 pm #3694753
Thank you Bonzo.Jan 20, 2021 at 5:29 pm #3694761Jan 20, 2021 at 5:32 pm #3694762Jan 20, 2021 at 5:41 pm #3694767
No one like a showoff Philip… ;)
Those are fantastic!
Sandhill Cranes should be landing in my neck of the woods early March. I’m hoping to spend a few days in Othello, Washington photographing them.Jan 20, 2021 at 6:17 pm #3694783
No one likes a showoff
Thats why I didn’t post the best ones, lol.Jan 20, 2021 at 8:52 pm #3694819
Keep ’em coming!
You have some amazing animals up there. We don’t do too bad in Washington wildlife wise but it’s tough to compete with a Griz and a walrus.Jan 20, 2021 at 9:22 pm #3694824
Speaking of a griz and a walrus… (though not exactly getting along since one is attempting to eat the carcass of another).Jan 20, 2021 at 9:36 pm #3694825
But, yes, bears are cool.
I give bald eagles a lot of sh!t because they are basically pigeons in Kodiak, but I guess they’re alright when they’re not eating out of a dumpster.
Jan 20, 2021 at 9:44 pm #3694830
Sandhill cranes are trippy. They are total starch addicts. A major source of their nutrition in Alaskan summers are chocolate lily bulbs (aka “Indian rice”). Kiss your potato patch goodbye if there are sandhills in the neighborhood.
Jan 20, 2021 at 9:45 pm #3694831
Great timing. I’ve spent some time running around the Columbia Basin this week chasing down the snow geese and getting skunked more often than not.
One thing I’ve noticed at the various wildlife refuges is that the once prolific magpies are hard to find these days. I think they are beautiful birds and I’d love to catch a picture of one perched on a fence post or sagebrush but it’s been over a year since I’ve seen one. As a kid, I used to see them all the time, not just in the desert but around town too.Jan 20, 2021 at 9:49 pm #3694832
Walruses are in the running for the weirdest things ever.Jan 20, 2021 at 9:53 pm #3694834
If you want some magpies I can send you some. Like the ones squawking their heads off on my roof at 5 am every summer morning. I don’t mean to trivialize or dismiss wildlife (which I absolutely LOVE), but really… 5 am???Jan 20, 2021 at 10:05 pm #3694836Jan 20, 2021 at 10:25 pm #3694838
This is kind of fun. I forgot I had all of this.
If you don’t think this qualifies as wildlife then you are badly misinformed.
But back on topic.
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