Waiting out the rain in a meadow.
Plenty of respect given to this fella as he ambled through the grassland.
This guy was hanging around a couple sharing a large apple, eventually they retreated into their car and he stood on the bonnet hoping for a handout, bold.
The grass is greener, in town.
The first herd we spotted.
Taken through back window of car as we gingerly went past him.
Raspberry and Snow watching a passing bird at the lake edge.
Endemic to Great Sand Dunes (i.e. this is the only place in the world it lives). Read about it and saw it in the film at the visitor centre but didn't expect to see one, then I noticed this little fella scurrying around at high speed, fortunately he stood still long enough to be photographed, about 1cm long.
This one was about 4" long.
Group of five female Mule Deer largely ignoring us except for the alert one looking straight at the camera.
Think these are Pronghorn, one male, two females, quickly snapped through the shuttle bus window.
Group of wary pronghorn, second fastest land animal in the world.
Correct orientation, up & down the tree trunk digging for insects.
We heard him before we saw him as he was climbing up a dead stalk to get at the seeds.
These guys were all over the park and very tame. $100 fine for feeding any wildlife.
Relaxed at public car park.
Also saw this little fella, despite his camouflage.
Black-tailed jackrabbit @ Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
We disturbed this little guys siesta under the boardwalk. Large ears circulate blood to keep him cool, like elephants.
Think this is a female Anna hummingbird (by feeders @ a Ranger Station). Really tiny (2"-3" maybe) & fast moving.
Think this is a female Anna hummingbird (on feeder @ a Ranger Station). They stay all year round another 6 species migrate through.
Sunbathing, reptile style.
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