Nearly all squirrels are irreverent. They have the advantage of quickness to scramble up trees or the sides of buildings if you dare to object to their chattering. By the time this fellow had hoarded all the nut in his mouth, he was quite cheeky. And alas, yet another acorn which will never grow into a mighty oak.
All is serene until the the passing of the next small fish. Many thanks to Frank Costanza for use of the line “Serenity Now”.
Despite the number of moose in the Cariboo, they tend to avoid inhabited areas where docks, boats and fences impede their passage. This one kept a sharp on on me as he transited by the shoreline.
Somewhere between here and there, we decided to take a break and stopped for coffee in Lillooet. While we looked forward with anticipation to drinking our brew, it almost seemed a shame to destroy our barista’s creation.
Relax – easy for you to say when your meal arrives on a plate, whereas I have to keep an eagle eye on my supper running out there through the grass.
A very rare photo of Arte Johnson geese as they travel from here to there in secret.
Looked like one squirrel ready to stand his ground to defend his prize, or simply scoping out an escape route from a two-legged interloper. Seems there just ain’t enough acorns to go around.
Not often you get to see giraffes when you’re out for a seaside stroll. This is one of a pair staring out to sea across the mud flats. Obviously someone has too much time on their hands or is in the first stages of an art career or simply is trying to get rid of the last can of living room paint. Hard to pass by without grabbing a photo.
Poor starfish. As if they don’t have enough problems escaping predators: sea otters, crabs, gulls, fish and other cannibalistic starfish species; now they are subject to ‘Sea Star Wasting Syndrome’ killing them off up and down the Pacific coast. Noticed their almost total disappearance from one of the marine parks in the Lower Mainland a couple of months ago. Over at Tofino on Vancouver Island, however, they appear bright and healthy.
Could be mating season or maybe this pair are just enjoying the afternoon sun before hunting for supper. Pretty much the limit of optical and digital zoom on my lens, so there’s considerable loss of sharpness but still worth taking the shot.