Thursday, July 28, 2011

Going to the Sun Road

Going to the Sun Road by alumroot
Going to the Sun Road, a photo by alumroot on Flickr.

I wish I was out for a hike here right now, well maybe in the morning, since I am sure it is dark there as I write this.

Mississippi catfish 2

Mississippi catfish 2 by alumroot
Mississippi catfish 2, a photo by alumroot on Flickr.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

short-beaked echidna

short-beaked echidna by alumroot
short-beaked echidna, a photo by alumroot on Flickr.

This is a photo I love. This echidna was emerging from a tunnel through the grass in its enclosure at the Taronga Zoo. You get to see its feet, adapted for digging.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Above the clouds

Above the clouds by alumroot
Above the clouds, a photo by alumroot on Flickr.

I amuse my self by taking photos out the window while flying. Every once in a while I get one like this.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Emu chick (Dromaius novaehollandiae)

Emu chicks have amazing coloration. I am not sure whether it serves as camouflage in places with a lot of light and dark patches or it is warning coloration because the father who is always close by can easily kill most the the predators likely to pursue the chick. I know I am not getting between the chick and dad.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Disk-winged bat close up

Disk-winged bat close up by alumroot
Disk-winged bat close up, a photo by alumroot on Flickr.

I was looking for frogs and found these guys (there were several in the rolled up leaf). Surprises like this can make your day. I would have liked to have found more frogs in Costa Rica, but this was a thrill, too.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Dragonfly by alumroot
Dragonfly, a photo by alumroot on Flickr.

I love dragonflies. They are simply amazing animals. I never pass up the chance to photograph them.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Tent making bats

Tent making bats by alumroot
Tent making bats, a photo by alumroot on Flickr.

Making someplace cozy. We are in the process of buying a new house, and fixing some long standing issues with our current house in preparation for selling. Sometimes I wish we could wander a bit more making a place close to where we want to be.

Diving in

Diving in by alumroot
Diving in, a photo by alumroot on Flickr.

Watching wallabies is a lot of fun. Because these tammar wallabies are small it makes you think they are juveniles, but the you see them with with young and it changes your entire perspective.

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