Tag Archives: animals

an adorable cretaceous pet

Back before I got my first corgi, my inner life was full of imaginary pets.  Not just dogs, but tame foxes, wolves, crows, hedgehogs, armadillos and giant fruit bats.  And of course, since  imagination is cheap, I also kept dragons, … Continue reading

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What does happen when you fall asleep in the Woods?  Do you dream… or don’t you? For those not familiar with Kekionga’s distinctive wildlife, the creature with its feet in the Creek is a young female Saiga petrovskii,  the woodland saiga. … Continue reading

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animal week: concluding animal roundup

Round ’em up: all the cool miscellaneous animals that just happened to be especially photogenic the other weekend.  Nothing serious concerning the philosophy of animal characters in narrative here, just some pictures I took at the zoo. Here are two … Continue reading

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animal week: a marvelous mandrill

Yes, the animals at the zoo were amazing enough that their week has expanded beyond the dictionary definition of the word.  And the animal that I found most amazing to photograph was this young mandrill.   He was indoors in … Continue reading

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animal week: the african white backed vulture

Or as the Zoo’s website calls him: Vulture, African White Backed.  In this shot, he is looking right at you, which is hard to catch.  Vultures have magnificent profiles, and they always seem to give you their best side. Vultures … Continue reading

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animal week: the amur tiger

An Amur (or Siberian) Tiger on a rainy summer day in the American Midwest.  This guy spent most of the time we spent in the Rosebrough Tiger Passage (a deluxe and stimulating state of the art tiger habitat) napping in … Continue reading

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animal week: the persian onager

Onagers are wild asses once found throughout the Middle East. Along with the takhi horse of Mongolia and surrounding regions, they always represent to me the essence of the primitive horse (or more properly primitive equine) that has always occupied … Continue reading

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eagle, in the rain, through the willows, at the wolf lodge

Spent last Friday at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo photographing the denizens.  So this week is Animal Week here at the blog, with lots of animal portraits, fun animal facts, and thoughts about animal characters in comics.  (For photo geeks, all … Continue reading

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possum adventure: illustrated!

We had a Possum Adventure very early yesterday morning. It was about quarter after one, and I turned on the floodlights and let the dire corgi out the kitchen door.  (The old corgi, now a certified Ancient One, has been … Continue reading

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all kinds of mammoths

Regular readers of this blog know that Twilight Beasts (“exploring the magnificent world  of lost Pleistocene beasts”) is one of our favorite Other Blogs.  All Pleistoscene beasts, from dire wolves to Nebraska camels, are aces in my book, and many … Continue reading

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