Cock of the Walk

July 31, 2015 - Driving around the outskirts of Vero Beach and you never know what you'll find.
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Zebra

July 31, 2015 - The zebra is closely related to horses and donkeys and while they are not as fast as a racehorse, they do have more stam...
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Asiatic Water Buffalo

July 30, 2015 - This buffalo has been widely domesticated; very few remain in the wild. It can weigh up to 1.5 tons and lives about 25...
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Black-Crowned Night Heron

July 30, 2015 - The reason this stocky Black-Crowned Night Heron looks so funny, is that it is usually found with its neck pulled in. It...
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Macaws

July 29, 2015 - Macaws are beautiful, brilliantly colored members of the parrot family. Their coloring is suited to life in Central and...
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Ready for Action

July 29, 2015 - You could feel the tension, watching this red tail hawk poised, ready to strike at anything foolish enough to expose it...
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Hide & Seek

July 28, 2015 - Don't get fooled, she may look relaxed, but she's ready for anything.
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Brown Duck

July 28, 2015 - Not sure if this duck was finishing a bath or just splashing around to cool off. It was mid-day, sunny and 85 degrees....
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Impala

July 27, 2015 - These members of the antelope family are native to Africa. They can weigh up to almost 150 pounds. Like most species in...
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Hyacinth Macaw

July 27, 2015 - The hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), is a parrot native to South America. From the top of its head to the ti...
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Fishing Time

July 26, 2015 - Time to relax. Got the spot, got the dock and we got the bait; the only thing missing is you.
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Drying in the Wind

July 25, 2015 - This anhinga, or "Snakebird" as named by the local Indians, is one of the best fisherman around. It looks like a snake w...
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Inside the Walls

July 24, 2015 - Overlooking the city of Dubrovnik Croatia from atop the wall.
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Along the Way

July 24, 2015 - Traveling the countryside in Ireland is an excellent way to wind down and connect with your surroundings.
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Leopard Tortoise

July 23, 2015 - The leopard tortoise is one of the largest mainland tortoises and has an elevated carapace that is tawny, yellow or buff...
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Cypress Knots

July 23, 2015 - Can you see nature's sculptures in the tree? What did you see?
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Pause That Refreshes

July 22, 2015 - This wildebeest paused for a moment so I decided to pause and capture the moment. Purely natural.
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All By Myself

July 22, 2015 - Just one more piece of left behind on an outgoing tide to build up the beach by helping retain sand.
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Stealth

July 21, 2015 - This was the calm before the storm. It was amazing to watch how stealthy this big tiger was until he exploded out of the...
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Cheetah

July 21, 2015 - The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large feline.inhabiting most of Africaand parts of Iran. The cheetah can run faster...
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One Piece at a Time

July 21, 2015 - Looks like a home building project is in process for this Crested Caracara. Sure would like to be able to locate the nes...
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Sun & Surf

July 20, 2015 - Another day at the condo with onshore gusty winds. Where are the surfers?
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Perfectly Calm

July 19, 2015 - It was so still this morning the bugs weren't even moving and that's a good thing.
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Heads Up

July 18, 2015 - That goes for you too!!!
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Final Approach

July 17, 2015 - A great opportunity suddenly presented itself to capture a "crested Caracara" coming in for a landing with "flaps down".
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Breaking Through

July 17, 2015 - Tonight was a real mixed bag, but it's always worth waiting for that special moment.
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Sea Foam

July 16, 2015 - Strong riptides up and down the Treasure Coast today. Current stronger than normal.
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Mystical

July 16, 2015 - Sunset combined with a little fog and...............
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Living Large

July 15, 2015 - Hooch doing some of his favorite things on the beach. Probably the only two things he enjoys more are chasing birds and...
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Poised for Action

July 15, 2015 - The head came up, the eyes focused, the look intensified and I moved closer to the group -- a lot closer.
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Lavender Lilies

July 14, 2015 - May is the season to see a variety of waterlilies in SE Florida, and they come in a great variety of shapes, sizes and c...
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Stranded

July 14, 2015 - About the only thing to be found on the beach today is seaweed. There are no other people around. Hooch and I have the b...
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Alighting

July 13, 2015 - I am stumped as to what specific butterfly this is, but it landed long enough to capture this profile shot. I found it i...
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Guarding the Den

July 13, 2015 - Perfect example of protecting her young.
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Incoming

July 12, 2015 - Tis the season here in Florida. This is the way begins and no one knows how it will end.
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Laundry Day

July 11, 2015 - This is what you call living off the land. The clothing was colorful and bright so they know how to make it work.
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International Competition

July 10, 2015 - Big thanks to the DDD Game Farm team in Kalispell, Montana for the opportunity to photograph some of their wonderful ani...
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Astronaut Don Thomas

July 10, 2015 - We had the honor and pleasure of spending most of July 4th with Don Thomas. " Astronaut Don Thomas—one of only four hum...
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Raw Power

July 10, 2015 - These are the five powerful engines used to propel the Saturn V rocket to the moon. "The Saturn V rocket was 111 meters...
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Back in Time

July 10, 2015 - We were in a small village pretty deep into the rain forest on our way from Manaus, Brazil, up the Amazon River on our w...
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Crawling Giant

July 09, 2015 - The "crawler-transporter is capable of moving a shuttle and all of its parts and the mobile launcher platform. I mean, w...
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Rockets Galore

July 09, 2015 - Kennedy Space Center has been operational for over 50 years and plans for the future include a launch to Mars. Hope I'm...
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What's That

July 09, 2015 - When I stopped to photograph these whistling ducks, I couldn't help but look and see if I could tell what they saw. It t...
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Rocket Power

July 08, 2015 - These are life-size replicas of the solid rocket boosters and fuel tank used for the shuttle Atlantis. "Mounted on eith...
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Atlantis

July 08, 2015 - "Space Shuttle Atlantis i s named after the two-masted boat that served as the primary research vessel for the Woods Hol...
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Evening Aftermath

July 08, 2015 - This is what it looks like out west after the storms have passed.
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Lift Off

July 07, 2015 - A view of Launch Pad A at the Kennedy Space Center. After experiencing a simulated launch, just looking at the launch pa...
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Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB)

July 07, 2015 - "The VAB covers 3.25 hectares (8 acres). It is 160 meters (525 ft) tall, 218 meters (716 ft) long and 158 meters (518 ft...
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"Bee-autiful"

July 07, 2015 - Out for a walk early one morning in Michigan when I came across a group of fading cornflowers. Guess this bee figured it...
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Shake, Rattle & Roll

July 06, 2015 - This truly is an amazing experience. You strap in, your seat tilts back and you get to experience the sights, sounds, an...
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Focused Landing

July 06, 2015 - At first, I thought this caracara was performing an instrument, or blind, landing. Then I realized that the wing positio...
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July 4th Celebration

July 05, 2015 - Just the three of us -- the Astronaut, the "Astronette" and the "Astronut". You figure out who's who.
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Space Exploration

July 05, 2015 - Yesterday, July 4th, we spent the day at the Kennedy Space Center. This center has been in operation for 5 decades and s...
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Mottled Ducks (Anas Fulvigula)

July 05, 2015 - This duck is a close relative of the Mallard, and is the only dabbling duck specialized for nesting in southern marshes.
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Incoming

July 04, 2015 - Offshore early morning showers in anticipation of more rain bands later in the day. Summer has arrived a bit early this...
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Morning Calm

July 03, 2015 - It was a choice, to enjoy our surroundings and capture the tranquility and beauty around us or to go bass fishing. It wa...
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Canadian Geese

July 03, 2015 - Like most snowbirds, these geese took off for home a few weeks ago. There still are a few snowbirds on the road here, bu...
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Nature's Fireworks

July 02, 2015 - Had a major storm move through the night before last. After the wind and rain had settled down to a dull roar, I couldn'...
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Unknown

July 02, 2015 - Didn't know if this was a wildflower or a weed, but it captured my eye, so it really didn't matter.
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Hibiscus

July 01, 2015 - The hibiscus is recognized worldwide as a food source, its medicinal properties and often is brewed as a tea. More recen...
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