Photos taken with a Nikon D3300 + Nikkor 55-200mm VR
Location: Bayreuth, Germany
The sight of this astonishing little critter was a puzzling experience. Although I had never encountered a scorpion before, this minuscule animal sure looked liked one that lost its tail. Continue reading
A white-naped crane (Grus or Antigone vipio) from the Tierpark Röhrensee, a mini-zoo situated in Bayreuth, Germany. The few cages and enclosures are distributed along the alleys of a small public park, on free display for its visitors.
I caught the birds in the middle of a preening session.
These birds are native of Eastern Asia (see range map including winter migrations below) where their conservation status Continue reading
Mountain goat kid from the Chilcotin Mountains, BC, Canada. The baby was only a few days old at the time these photographs were taken. Unsecure and clumsy on the sheer rocky slopes, he was being carefully watched over and encouraged by his mother—the nanny.
Approaching mountain goats closely is challenging. These ungulates are perfectly adapted to steep, rocky terrain and inhabit remote, high-up areas that are often inaccesible to humans. Moreover, they are generally shy creatures. To sight this young goat taking its first faltering steps, we had to reach the mountain top, a 2-hour climb on a hazardous slope where rockfalls regularly occurred (see images below).
Location: Chilcotin Mountains, BC, Canada