• Large, dark and imposing, the cape buffalo is often overlooked as a thing of beauty.  I always try for images that show the more beautiful side of this powerful animal.  Using a series of layers to underexpose an image taken in the morning light, I have tried to convey the drama, mystery and re-emergence from catastrophic loss of this common yet neglected species., Chobe National Park, Botswana (Category: Mammals)
      © Barbara Fleming
    • Sandhill Cranes at Sunset in Central New Mexico. After a few hours of photographing the birds, the sun began to set and these trees formed a great location with Sandhill Cranes working their way through the grasses. Waited for just the moment with a couple of them flying between the trees to capture this image. , Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Management Area (Category: Birds)
      © Keith Bauer
    • An aerial photograph of a braided river flowing into Cook Inlet along the Alaska Peninsula, Alaska., Cook Inlet, Alaska (Category: Scapes)
      © Dawn Wilson
    • Working in the Rain - Atlantic Puffin returning with food to its burrow in the pouring rain., Scotland, UK (Category: Birds)
      © Sunil Gopalan
    • Wildlife and humans rarely mix humanely. While driving across Idaho, to Yellowstone, I came upon a long stretch of highway with a great many dead barn owls alongside the road. They seemed to be every 25-30 feet, and on both sides of the freeway. Perhaps they were attracted by headlights at dawn or dusk and struck by cars. This unfortunate owl tangled with barbed wire along the road and was unable to free itself. The lifeless dry weeds echo the writhing of the owl's final struggle in this stark scene. , Idaho (Category: Conservation)
      © Sandy Richards-Brown,
    • This big Western Diamondback let us know we needed to keep our distance, and that his bite probably really was worse than his bark! Fortunately, we never found out., San Patricio Co., TX (Category: Macro/Micro/All Other)
      © Cissy Beasley
    • Two Nautilus Halves express the parts of a whole. Timeless themes of spiraling wonder and complex colors of a prism encompass harmony with the natural order of things., Still life at home (Category: Macro/Micro/All Other)
      © Janet MacCausland

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