Mountain Peaks Along US Route 395 in the Eastern Sierra Nevada

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Mountain Peak Along Eastern Sierra – P3 Owens River RoadLee Vining, CA; OCT 2019 Today I am sharing images of various mountain peaks we see as we travel along US Route 395 in eastern California. Highway 395 extends from the US-Canada border to its southern terminus in the Mojave Desert at I-15 near Hiperia. Much of its way through California it… Continue reading Mountain Peaks Along US Route 395 in the Eastern Sierra Nevada

A Peak into the Life of the Hippopotamus

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Foraging Hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius)Kruger National Park, South Africa; AUG 2016 A Peak into the Life of the Hippopotamus When I see pictures of the hippopotamus, it is usually the 2 iconic images: just the nose, eyes and maybe ears sticking out of the eater or just a little of the body above the waterline and with Oxpeckers on its back. I… Continue reading A Peak into the Life of the Hippopotamus

Vultures and Other Scavengers

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Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) Feeding On Salmon;Lake Natomas, American River Parkway, Gold River, CA; NOV 2019 In Sacramento, we are privileged to live along the American River. This mighty river is one of many that provide spawning territory for salmon. Spawning is the last great act of these creatures; after they spawn, they die. Though it is the end for them,… Continue reading Vultures and Other Scavengers

A Year in the Life of Deer

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Black-Tailed Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) Buck; Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Sacramento, CA; DEC 2015 The Black-tailed Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) are found on the western Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, Southwestern United States and the West Coast of North America. Deer are ungulates, meaning they are hooved. They are also ruminants which means they eat and send their food to the rumen;… Continue reading A Year in the Life of Deer