Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside, totally worn out & proclaiming “Wow, What a Ride!”

wildlife-nature photos

there are many fantastic photographs of nature and wildlife that cross my path; these are some of my favorites. I too aspire to be a wildlife photographer, those marked with an ** have been taken by me; please enjoy but do not use without permission☺

this is without a doubt, my favorite Polar Bear picture
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AWR's very own "Monte the Moocher" **
 he knows how to stuff those cheeks
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sleepy mallard - eisenhower park, orange ca - **
(click to enlarge picture-his feathers are incredible)
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                     (caution: use of f-word, although, understandable in this case)
 This video is a very touching scene of a man who comes to the rescue of a wolf trapped in a wire fence. At his own risk, the man carefully tries to set the wolf free. Although not all of us would be able to attempt this, this is the spirit of concern that we all must share towards our fellow brethern of the wild.
from the White Wolf Pack website- a wonderful place to visit
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 daddy BeanGoose watching over his family -**
mr. and mrs BeanGoose and thier BeanieBabies
in december...at yorba pond - **
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Lucky from the NABC, took a break from his winter sleep 
to enjoy some sunshine and play in the snow
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rippling reflections -**
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one tired little guy
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 I love Pine Martens; they are so curious and playful
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hello...got any nuts?  -**
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bird's nest at the ranch, not sure what kind yet -**
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fawn and bobcat cub bond during a fire rescue
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"a spa day"
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huh-hum...excuse me Mr. Fox, but you're sitting on my worm
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coooooool!
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extraordinary!! 
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peek-a-boo
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even WISDOM gets a little silly sometimes
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if I can't see you... you can't see me... ha!
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cuddlely cute-- ouch!
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baby panda "Po" born Nov. 2010 to Lun Lun @ the Atlanta Zoo
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"what was that you said about turkeys and tryptophan?"
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by the size of these two little ones, they can't be more than a few weeks old.
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best friends...
 meerkat and lion cub at a kenyan wildlife center are inseparable
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I love frogs and I love this picture, yea!
(photographer unknown, photo from AOL's PawNation website)