Category Archives: Reptiles and Amphibians

Blog posts that describe behaviors or contain nature photographs of reptiles and amphibians.

Funny Looking Elk?

Today’s post features a recently published image that found it’s way into the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s magazine, “Bugle”. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) is a non-profit organization, located in Missoula, Montana.  Their mission is “to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.” RMEF contacted me about two […]

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Kayaking the Myakka, Part 2

In this second part of my “Kayaking the Myakka”, I’m going to feature a few of the many alligator images I captured from the kayak. But before I share the gator images, here is an image I captured using my cell phone. I think you will see how peaceful it can be kayaking the Myakka […]

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Fun Friday: The Standoff

In today’s “Fun Friday” post, I’m featuring a pretty common sight. It seems that birds, typically vultures and some wading birds, like to come in close to where alligators are sunning and engage in a “stare-down” with each other. So far, I’ve not seen an alligator take one of these birds, but I’m sure it […]

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A Hike to “The Deep Hole”

During the first full day of my recent trip in Myakka River State Park, I got up early and headed to the park office to grab one of the cherished “backwoods permits”. The park has an undeveloped, wilderness area and only allows 30 people per day to hike into this pristine area. After obtaining my […]

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Fun Friday: Hitching a Ride

This Fun Friday post comes from my last trip to the Venice Rookery. While photographing the large variety of birds arriving at, departing from, and nesting at the rookery, I captured this Laughing Gull flying over with a hitchhiker, a frog:      

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Rush Hour!

Today’s post comes from a photo trip I made to Florida in 2014. As I work on planning out my 2018 return trip, I’ll share a few of my favorite encounters from this past visit. In today’s post, I found a remarkable water pool in Myakka River State Park, where both the Black Vultures and […]

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Fun Friday: Thinking In the Box

Getting most of the paperwork and personal tasks completed following my wife’s sudden and unexpected death, I’m going to start posting more blog posts, starting with this interesting incident that happened the other day. While going through some of my wife’s belongings, I needed a bit more room, so I placed a couple of empty […]

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Red-Eared Slider

On my last kayak trip, it was pretty chilly starting out early in the morning, with temperatures around 40F. After kayaking/photographing for 2-3 hours, the temperature had risen, but still quite chilly. Even so, I found a single Red-eared Slider that found a sunny location to sunbathe. On a typical outing, with temperatures warm, there […]

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Fun Friday: Don’t Step on That Gator!

Today’s Fun Friday post is two more photos taken at an alligator pool in Myakka River State Park, Florida. Among the seemingly endless number of alligators at this small water pool, birds were busy foraging among the gators as if they weren’t even there! Although today’s images seem to show a Great Egret stepping on/very […]

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Wanna Go Swimming?

Probably not in this pool! While hiking around Myakka River State Park (Florida) in 2014, I came upon an amazing sight … a small pool of water with what seemed to be hundreds of alligators! Gators appeared everywhere. And interestingly, the wading birds were not too afraid of being in the water with the gators […]

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