Category: Wildlife

New Zealand Variable Oystercatcher

July 7th, 2012 Permalink

Otherwise known as the Haematopus unicolor, this is a species endemic to New Zealand.

New Zealand Variable Oystercatcher

December 2009

Bird watching on New Zealand’s Stewart Island, the southern island that’s one island south of the South Island.

Wallaby!

March 13th, 2012 Permalink

A Wallaby spotted in Grampians National Park, Victoria.

Wallaby

October 2009

They may be little more than pests to Australians, but it’s hard not to be impressed with these critters if you’re used to the other side of the Wallace Line.

Seals of New Zealand

January 28th, 2012 Permalink

A rockful of seals relaxing on New Zealand’s South Island.

Seals of New Zealand

December 2009

Seals sunning themselves on a rock in Milford Sound.

Monkeys of Malaysia

January 11th, 2012 Permalink

The macaque monkeys of Kuala Lumpur.

Monkeys of Malaysia

July 2010

Monkeys lurk near the Batu Caves, just outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Bats of Sydney

January 7th, 2012 Permalink

Actually, they’re flying foxes — much, much larger than typical bats.

Bats of Sydney

December 2009

“These large bats are vegetarians,” explains SydneyBats.org.au. “Their diet is mainly nectar, pollen and fruit.”

Laotian Elephant

November 4th, 2011 Permalink

Laos: pachyderm paradise.

Laotian Elephant

March 2010

Once known as the “Land of a Million Elephants,” Laos today is struggling to conserve this endangered species.

Monterey, California

August 22nd, 2011 Permalink

Welcome to the original capital of Spanish California.

Monterey California

August 2011

Two weeks ago in magical Monterey. Note the seals at the bottom right. Nifty, eh?

Australian Crocodile

July 26th, 2011 Permalink

Northern Territory, Australia.

Australian Crocodile

April 2010

Crocodiles lurk in the tropical waters of Kakadu National Park.

Australian Koala

July 3rd, 2011 Permalink

Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia.

Australian Koala

May 2010

Playing with the koalas at Bungalow Bay’s Koala Village.

Kaua’i

May 31st, 2011 Permalink

Dusk on the Hawaiian Isles.

Kauai

July 2009

Near Wainiha Beach Park on the Hawai’ian isle of Kaua’i.