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Picture Of New Zealand Sea Lions

Adult New Zealand Sea lions prefer a sandy beach as a haul out location for resting and breeding - Molyneux Bay in the Catlins on the South Island is the perfect location.
Also known as Hooker's Sea Lions, the New Zealand Sea Lion is a rare and endangered species found only in the South Island and subantarctic islands of NZ. New Zealand Sea Lions, Phocarctos hook ...
Killer Whale Johnstone Strait British Columbia Canada

A lone male killer whale plies the waters of Johnstone Strait on a summer afternoon backdropped by the British Columbia coast mountains of Canada.
Surrounded by mountains, forest and water - Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia is a haven for nature lovers. The mountains and forests are home to a various of land dwelling mammals suc ...
Hectors Dolphins Akaroa Harbour Canterbury NZ

A glimpse at the smallest member of the delphinidae family, the Hector's Dolphins are also very rare and endemic to NZ, they are seen in Akaroa Harbour in Canterbury.
The easiest way to identify the Hector's Dolphins in NZ waters is by the shape of their dorsal fin. It is rounded or crescent shaped as opposed to the more pointed shapes of all other species foun ...
New Zealand Fur Seal Pup North Island NZ

The largest New Zealand Fur Seal colony is found at Cape Palliser on the North Island which plays host to a large number of Pups during the summer.
The New Zealand Fur Seal was hunted near to extinction until its protection in 1894. Now the species has completely recovered and there are several healthy breeding colonies or rookeries around th ...
Flying Bald Eagle Frankfurt Germany

A show at the Ronneburg castle near Frankfurt in Germany features a display of a flying bald eagle and other species of eagles.
The zoo at the Ronneburg castle near frankfurt provides an impressive flight show with bald and golden eagles.
Bald Eagle In Flight Homer Alaska

The graceful flight of a Bald Eagle along the Homer Spit, Alaska, USA.
During a very cold spring day we were photographing the Bald Eagles along the Homer Spit in Alaska, USA. This eagle flew right past me while I was down on the beach. This is an interesting shot ...
Katmai Grizzly Bears Alaska

Two Grizzly bears are the welcoming committee for visitors arriving at Naknek Lake in Katmai National Park in Alaska.
When arriving in Katmai's Naknek Lake airport by floatplane it is very common to be greeted by a bear. These two, a mother with her cub, spent the whole morning on the beach between the planes, giving ...
Bald Eagle Homer Alaska

One of the best places to see Bald Eagles is in Homer, Alaska, USA.
While strolling along the beach in Homer, Alaska, this Bald eagle caught my attention sitting on a nearby rooftop.
Picture Of A Moose Stag

A lone moose stag stands in the tidal flats of Homer, Alaska, USA.
This lonely moose was seen in the tidal flats of Homer, Alaska. Moose are the most impressive vegetarians of the Alaskan wilderness, with weights of up to 1500 pounds.
Galapagos Giant Tortoise

The Giant Tortoise is endemic to the Galapagos archepelago in Ecuador, South America.
The largest living tortoise is the Galapagos Giant Tortoise which can weigh over 300kg or 661 pounds. The scientific name of the Galapagos Giant Tortoise is Geochelone elephantopus. The Giant Tort ...
Alaska Sea Otter

A Sea Otter In Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska.
Sea otters are a common sight in alaskan waters. This particular one was looking lazily at our boat when we cruised resurrection Bay near Seward, Alaska.
Tufted Puffin Alaska

Funny birds like the Tufted Puffin are a common sight around the waters of Alaska, USA.
The funny looking Tufted puffin is one of the most loved birds of Alaska. Every visitor wishes to see one of these little birds when he cruises the waters of Alaska.
Scotlands Animals

Famous Scottish cows, Scotlands hairy highland animals!
The funny looking scottish highland cattle were looking curiously at me when I stopped in Dunvegan Castle gardens to photograph them. despite their funny looks these cows are quite aggressive and can ...
Steller Sea Lions Alaska

Scene in the Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska with Steller Sea Lions hauled out onto the rocks.
Steller's sea lions are very common in the waters of Alaska. Here in the Kenai Fjords National Park lives a large population, guarded by the NPS. The animals are a big attraction for the tour boats ...
Aquarium Sea Otter

A cute Sea Otter bobs about on the surface of the water at the Vancouver Aquarium in British Columbia, Canada.
This sea otter was enjoying the sun while lazily laying on his back in the water and waiting to get fed. Seen in the Vancouver aquarium, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Cute Cows

A group of cute but funny looking Scottish Highland Cows in the Dunvegan Castle gardens in Scotland, Europe.
The funny looking Scottish highland cattle looking curiously while having their photograph taken in the Dunvegan Castle gardens. Despite their funny looks these cows are quite aggressive and can de ...
Highland Calf Scotland

Highland Cow calf
One of the landmarks of scotland besides the whisky and the kilts are the furry highland cows. While one shouldn't underestimate the agressiveness of the full grown cows this little calf was very cute ...
Ptarmigan Summer Plumage

A Ptarmigan bird with brown summer plumage
The usually shy ptarmigan bird is covered with its summer feathers as we saw it near Savage River, Denali NP.
Polar Bears Manitoba

An interesting view of three polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
The rear ends of three cute polar bears sniffing out some morsels of food along a tin fence in Churchill, Manitoba. A great place in Canada to see Polar Bears in the wild is the Polar Bear capital ...
Cougar

A beautiful young Cougar keeps a sharp lookout on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
The powerful, and nimble Cougar is one of the top preditors in Canada. Their behaviour is similar to that of a domestic cat when in predatory mode. They will often use the element of surprise to catch ...
Bald Eagles

A funny scene of a group of Bald Eagles lined up on a log in Alaska, USA.
Approximately half the world's population of Bald Eagles is located in Alaska, USA. Together with the population from British Columbia, Canada the northwest coast of North America represents the largest ...
Deer Stag

A wild deer stag stands on the hillside and blows a raspberry at the camera.
Maybe he was just tired of getting photographed all the time, but somehow he decided to give me the raspberry when I decided to portrait him in his rainy zoo.
Running Deer


During a hiking trip in rural Austria we stumbled across a group of deer just in the middle of hunting season. We surely "shot" them with our telephoto lenses until they escaped to the woods.
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