Wild Canada Lynx in Northern Ontario
Jun 28, 2019
Jun 27, 2019
Jun 26, 2019
I really wish I'd had time for Newfoundland this summer but with our exciting trip to Borneo happening soon...there just wasn't enough time. So much research and planning goes into our trips to the rock and each year it really pays off. Things most people wouldn't think of make a huge difference in the opportunities. Since I'm missing out this year I decided to go back and edit some of last years photos. I still haven't even made a dent in editing this trip!!
Burrowing Owlet in Florida.
An owl's eyes are large in order to improve their efficiency, especially under low light conditions. Their eyes are actually elongated tubes which are held in place by bony structures in the skull called Sclerotic Rings. For this reason, an owl cannot move its eyes and can only look straight ahead. The owl more than makes up for this by being able to turn its head up to 270 degrees left or right from the forward facing position and almost upside down.
Juvenile Burrowing Owls parallax more than the adults, twisting, turning and bobbing their heads to try and get a better look at something and to judge the distance between themselves and the object.
Jun 19, 2019
Jun 11, 2019
Sitting on the rock all day in the wind...we couldn't help but notice the pair of wings that were sitting on the ground. I'd hoped that the wind would carry them off and into the ocean but what happened was so much more interesting than that. This Atlantic Puffin walked over and picked up the wings in his beak. After re-positioning them and walking to the cliff edge - he launched himself into the air and took them away. I'm guessing the wings would make nice soft lining for the burrow.