Thursday, January 18, 2018

New Year's Babies: Moose



Obviously, you don't find Moose in Arizona except for zoos. Their range is northern US and  Canada.   In their range, it's not unusual to find a cow with a youngster. But they tend to hide their very young so you don't see them that often.

Here are a few of my favorites though:






Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

New Year's Babies: Javelina



Continuing with wildlife babies we come to the Javelina.

With Javelinas coming around our property frequently, I've been able to get quite a few photos. Here are some of my favorite Javelina Babies:










Sunday, January 14, 2018

Speaking of Owls



I'll get back to the New Year's Babies tomorrow, but for today, and since yesterday was about Owl Babies, I thought I'd mention that we have a Western Screech Owl that's been staying with us for two weeks now. He's a bit shy, and stays in a place that's difficult to get a photograph, but obviously a place where he is well protected. 

Here's the best photo I've gotten so far:

Western Screech Owl

Friday, January 12, 2018

New Year's Babies: Great Horned Owls



Having Great Horned Owls living and nesting across the street from us has provided us with a great many photos. Here are just a few of the Owlets:








Thursday, January 11, 2018

New Year's Babies: Feral (Wild) Burro



Now we come to one of my favorite animals in the wild. I think Feral Burros are one of nature's most beautiful wild animals. Burros were brought to the US from the deserts of Africa in the 1830 -1850 time frame specifically for use in the Southwest by prospectors. Eventually, after mines played out or prospectors died, the Burros were released into the wild. So they have been "native" for 175 years or more.

Here a family of Feral Burros: 


One of my favorite photos of all time.
It's hard to pick my favorites, so here are several other photos:













Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New Year Babies: Elk


In Arizona, Elk are very shy, if not afraid of humans. Typically they run as fast as they can when they see people -- even if already several hundred yards away. However, there are places like Jasper and Banff in Canada, and Yellowstone in the US where Elk pay little attention to humans.

Here in the little village of Mammoth in Yellowstone an Elk is nursing her young:



Elk with Fawn