Three images from a series I took of a very young moose calf at Wolf Lake in Yukon Territory, Canada. This little guy arrived at the edge of the lake with his mother, then walked off alone towards the end of a long sandspit. He turned to face me and, having decided I was less than interesting, he seemed fascinated by the bits of driftwood that had piled up as a result of winter run-off. Unfortunately, the deer flies found him and he was so bothered by their bites that he began to jump about - if you look closely at the third image, you can see yet another deer fly approaching from his rear.
Continuing to review my RAW files, particularly old moose shots. Unearthed another one I missed but like, then found more!
I photographed these guys by wading into the Sok River, in Khao Sok, Thailand. A large troop of them came down to the river to drink, swim, play and eat close to (and sometimes in) a deep pool towards the far bank.
Been reviewing some of my old RAW files and decided to develop a couple of moose shots. Glad I store all my "keeper" RAW files!!
Just finished an article on fishing in Thailand at Gillhams Resort, near Krabi. An amazing variety of exotic species can be targeted, several of which can be found at weights in excess of 100 lbs. The lake is set in a spectacular location, with towering limestone karsts all around. Below is a shot of just one of the "Big 6" species found in the lake.
I had only previously photographed this bird in coastal grassy areas amongst trees. I would see an occasional, solitary bird when walking along the beach at Belle Mare just after sunrise i.e. before the beach was "peopled" but couldn't get close enough for a worthwhile shot. Having noted the areas the birds frequented most often, I decided to sit it out on a grassy area immediately above the beach and wait for a bird to come to me. The shots below were my reward. If you want to see more of them and/or larger images, take a look at Birds of Mauritius in the Wildlife section of the website.
Spent some time in Mauritius last year and early this year - got married there in May and fished then chilled out for a few weeks in the winter. Got some nice wildlife shots along the way. I'll start a series of blogs with a few images of the red whiskered bulbul, one of my favourite birds over there. These guys don't sit around for long but they are very common and can be seen in a variety of habitats. If you want to see more of them and/or larger images, take a look at Birds of Mauritius in the Wildlife section of the website.
Added quite a few images of this bird to the website. They are rarely still, often raucous, sometimes melodic and quite argumentative.
Developed some more images of birds (spotted doves, common minah, grey white eye) from our trip to Mauritius in April/May. Beginning to think I'll be back there before I finish processing this lot. Sample of each species below, reading top to bottom - spotted dove, minah, grey white eye.
The Madagascar Turtle Dove (illustrated below) had found some seed amongst a carpet of pine needles and decided not to share, chasing other birds away with a strutting, "puffed up" display. I photographed this activity whilst staying at Troup D'Eau Douce in Mauritius and managed to get a shot of the bird with a seed in its mouth as well as a shot of the aggressive display.