• Peregrine Falcon letting the Brown Pelican know that he ventured too close to the nest. The falcons nest on the cliffside and the female falcon will stand guard and attach any bird that innocently flies by and seems too close to the chicks. Both Falcon and Pelican were OK after the little meet-up., La Jolla CA (Category: Birds)
      © KS Nature Photography
    • Yellow Waters of the Uncompahgre River. The periodic release of sediments accumulating in Ridgeway Reservoir containing high concentrations of toxic heavy metals including arsenic, cadmium and lead creates dangerous conditions for downstream residents, animals and crop irrigation. There is no alternative except for almost unaffordable cleanup of the many old mines whose tunnels and tailings greatly amplify the leach problem that is extensive in Ouray County and other parts of Colorado for which 230 leaking mines have been identified. (Read 4/21/2016 Denver Post Article.) The uncontrolled mining of the 100 years ago left an irreparable legacy., Ouray County, CO (Category: Conservation)
      © Harvey Stearn
    • American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) Pod Preening in Early Morning Fog., Viera Wetlands, Florida, USA (Category: Birds)
      © Dennis Fast Photography
    • A Black Skimmer makes a dramatic landing on the beach with a fish in its mouth. It puts its wings straight up like this to hit the proverbial brakes. When they do this, it really shows off the enormous wingspan these birds have relative to their body. , Sarasota, Florida (Category: Birds)
      © Peter Brannon
    • Coastal Brown Bear Tracks, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska (Category: Macro/Micro/All Other)
      © Carol Lehrman
    • This adult Mountain Lion was riding out a snowstorm in this wintry tree with colorful dead leaves., Uinta National Forest, Utah (Category: Mammals)
      © Jim Burns
    • Polistes dorsalis Captured using Cognysis StopShot, Davis Mountains, Fort Davis, Texas, USA (Category: Macro/Micro/All Other)
      © Lee Hoy Photography

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