bats!

24Aug14

OK…  these shots took some time to gather since the bats would come and go, but it was well worth the time and enjoyment.  The century pant, Agave americana, in my yard bloomed last month and tonight I spent some time hanging out in the dark below its blossoms.  The following photos show the pollination action going on in the dark:

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upside-down … copyright g. joder

sphinx moth and bat … copyright g. joder

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Sphinx moth … copyright g. joder

 


Here are a couple fun wildlife and monsoon related photos and videos I’ve created from events from the last few days:

coopers hawk with prey ~ copyright g. joder

desert spiny lizard ~ copyright g. joder

Gray fox, jack rabbit, javelina and white-tailed deer:

The Rillito in Tucson flooding today:


I now have several trail cameras set up in various locations with the main hope of catching larger predators such as mountain lions or bobcats and other distinct species like a coatimundi.  So I was surprised to see that one of the cameras caught a brief glimpse of a black bear (video copyright g. joder):


lizards

17Aug14

A friend pointed out that I take a lot of photos of lizards.  Maybe she’s right…

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Here’s a few peaceful video clips I took on my way through Moab Utah earlier this month:


Family Asilidae

16Aug14

Robber flies are one of my favorite insects to watch and photograph, assuming they sit still long enough.  I have no idea what species of robber fly this is, but it sat on the stick long enough for me to run and get my camera and change the lens to a macro to capture a few shots.  The lighting wasn’t the best since the sun had just set…

robber fly ~ copyright g. joder

robber fly ~ copyright g. joder


The rain continued today and so I took a few more fun photos of the rain drops on aspen trees:

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