WILDLIFE

Photo of Salt River Wild Horses making their way to the river where they eat reeds

To the River

Photo of Salt River Wild Horses making their way to the Salt River where they eat reeds.

Photo of Salt River Wild Horses coming out of the trees on their way to the river

Salt River Wild Horses

Photo of Salt River Wild Horses just coming from tree cover.  Kayakers got their attention as they made their way to the river.

Photo of Salt River Wild Horse Foal with his band in the Salt River

Salt River Wild Foal

The photo of this Salt River Wild Foal took patience to get as the band of horses surrounded him until they felt safe.  I always use a long lens to keep a respectful distance from wildlife.

Photo of Salt River Wild Horses wading into the river.  Colt braying got a reaction from the others

Whaaat?

Photo of Salt River Wild Horses wading into the river. The braying colt got a reaction from the other horses.  

Salt River Wild Horse Foal photo taken while they moved through desert near Saguaro Lake

Salt River Cutie

This photo was one of those where we were driving on the highway and spotted these Salt River Wild Horses.  By the time we stopped I had only seconds to get this shot before the foal moved behind the cactus.

Photo of Salt River Wild Horses crossing the highway, kicking up dust as they go.

Salt River Crossing

This photo of Salt River Wild Horses crossing the highway appeals to me as the juxtaposition of wildlife and their use of the highway.  Note the tiny foal bringing up the rear and kicking up dust.

Photo of Owl in flight in Northern Arizona with pine forest in background

Owl in Flight in Northern Arizona

This photo of an owl in flight was taken during a raptor show at Bearizona.  I placed myself so I could get nothing but forest behind him.

Bull Elk at Mogollon Rim in northern Arizona.

Mogollon Rim Elk

The photo of this beautiful bull elk was taken at the Mogollon Rim in northern Arizona.

Photo of doe foraging for food in the snow at Bryce Canyon.

Doe In Snow

The photo of this doe in falling snow was taken at Bryce Canyon.  She was foraging for food in the snow.

Photo of three deer foraging for food in falling snow at Bryce Canyon.

Three Deer In Snow

I took this photo of three deer in falling snow at Bryce Canyon. 

Photo of bighorn sheep taken at Bearizona.

Bighorn Sheep

The photo of this bighorn sheep was taken at Bearizona at their drive through park.

Photo of baby elephant stretching his trunk to drink from a water fountain with outstretched ears.

Baby Elephant

This little guy was stretching his trunk to get water out of a fountain when I took this photo at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Photo of Sumatran Tiger at Phoenix Zoo.

Sumatran Tiger

I patiently waited for this Sumatran Tiger at the Phoenix Zoo to look in my direction.  I was ready for her when she finally looked up.

Photo of Sumatran Tiger peeking out from behind a tree.

Peekaboo Tiger

I only got this photo with great patience.  This beautiful Sumatran Tiger paced around his very large enclosure without lifting his head for an hour.  Finally he rubbed himself on the tree and peeked at me from around the side.  The light perfectly lit his face.

African Savannah portrait of giraffes and other animals at the San Diego Safari Zoo.

African Savannah

This photo of the African Savannah including adult and baby giraffes and other animals was taken at San Diego Safari Zoo.

Photo of giraffe appearing to talk

Joe Cool Giraffe

This giraffe appears to be talking to me in this photo.  This photo was taken at the San Diego Safari Park.

Photo of Baby giraffes laying in perfect symmetry.

Baby Giraffe Symmetry

This photo of baby giraffes was taken quickly as they did not stay in this symmetrical position very long.  These cute little ones were at the San Diego Safari Park

Photo of four elephants throwing straw on each other.

Elephants At Play

Photo of four young elephants throwing straw on each other.  This photo was taken at the San Diego Safari Park.

Photo of lioness taken from below her, outlined by blue sky.

Lioness

This photo of a lioness was taken at Out of Africa where one can photograph wildlife without a fence in the way.  I got down low to get this shot with sky behind this beautiful cat.