In the wild, gorillas live in groups called troops or bands.  The troop is led by a dominant male gorilla, a silverback, who is easily identified by a silver strip of fur down his back.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a good shot of the silverback in the main exhibit at Zoo Atlanta, but I did […]

As our day at Point Lobos was coming to an end, we saw this mother and child sea otters snuggled together in Whaler’s Cove.  Sea Otters hang out by kelp forests, snacking on sea urchins and sometimes wrapping themselves in kelp while sleeping to keep from drifting away.  Because the sea otters blend in so […]

After my early morning walk along the Old Fisherman’s Wharf, on the way back to the hotel with coffee for the birthday boy, a mama deer and a young fawn were stopped at a “t” intersection in a quiet residential neighborhood while I drove by on the right-of-way. The mama didn’t seem stressed at all, […]

Try as I might, I have had a hard time finding baby ducks to photograph here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA.  On a recent duck hunting trip to Lake Lenexa, the mating pair was having Date Night and left the “kids” at home.  I checked all the usual locations along the Indian Creek on a recent walk and was about to […]