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Sharon J.
(squark) - F

Locale: SF Bay area
so light, he's floating away on 12/17/2011 20:44:57 MST Print View

2011-12-17-wildcat 096 - Coyote Pounce

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
UL Creatures on 01/28/2012 18:39:41 MST Print View

East Bay opportunist and survivor!

Sabine Funk
(SabineFunk) - F
Re: UL Creatures on 02/02/2012 10:49:56 MST Print View

This little guy lives at Half Dome eating the trash tourists left there.


And some capricorns from Switzerland.

Edited by SabineFunk on 02/02/2012 10:59:18 MST.

Zach Bradford
(Spiranthes) - F

Locale: WV
Some Mid Atlantic stuff on 03/23/2012 10:01:18 MDT Print View

Nearly completely black morph timber rattlesnake. Otter Creek Wilderness, WV. I stepped over a large log and it was extended along the side of the trail. Both the head and tail rose up and I some how teleported about 6 feet in the opposite direction:

Bumblebee attempting to get nectar from a purple fringeless orchid (Platanthera peramoena) in Fayette County, PA. I doubt it was successful as this species has long nectaries and is generally pollinated by skipper butterflies.

Edited by Spiranthes on 03/23/2012 10:04:57 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
UL Creatures on 04/02/2012 23:06:50 MDT Print View










Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
UL Creatures on 04/02/2012 23:57:33 MDT Print View

Waste not,

Vulture and vulture lunch

want not.



Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Tawny Frogmouth (Oz) on 04/07/2012 00:56:26 MDT Print View

Tawny Frogmouth
Australian Tawny Frogmouth

We were collecting sawn firewood from a dropped branch at the edge of our farm. We had driven the small tractor and trailer to the tree which had dropped the branch. Loaded the trailer up. Then I looked up and he was sitting there, head pointed upwards pretending to be a dead branch. They do this in the daytime to avoid being seen, and hunt at night. Very silent flight: the mice have no chance. Anyhow, he was about an arm's length away.

So we took our trailer load of firewood and departed. Then we came back for another load, and he was still there. He cracked an eye open when I started the tractor to leave, but otherwise did not move. So I came back later with the camera, and he was still there, still pretending to be a dead branch. He will fly away tonight to hunt.


todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Tawny Frogmouth (Oz) on 04/07/2012 07:17:21 MDT Print View

Roger that is one awesome piece of creation!

I've never heard of the Tawny Frogmouth but I love it! Some really interesting pics show up when I search.


K ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Lynx rufus on 04/16/2012 21:51:11 MDT Print View

My daughter took these two pictures of a bobcat that was just hanging out in the driveway. It was about 40 yards away. Before it turned and walked away, showing his bobbed tail, we thought it was a small cougar.
This was probably the largest bobcat I have seen. I would guess an older male, from the long white "sideburns".



jason plummer
ul creatures on 05/10/2012 23:17:46 MDT Print View

I got about 2 feet from this little one before even seeing it.

Edited by ojaason on 05/10/2012 23:22:24 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
UL Creatures on 05/16/2012 16:44:57 MDT Print View

Tuesday hike with boy with lizards and snakes in Mt. Diablo State Park.


Bruce Thibeault
(brucetbo) - M

Locale: New England
RE: UL Creatures on 05/26/2012 07:55:15 MDT Print View

A Heron and a peacock on the Lamprey River in Southern NH

Lamprey HeronLamprey Peacock

Backyard butterfly


Winged creatures of Pawtuckaway State Park


Spruce grouse, White Mountain National Forestspruce grouse wmnf

Bear Brook State Parkorange frog

ron high
(gregorL) - F
e on 05/31/2012 05:50:30 MDT Print View


Edited by gregorL on 06/25/2013 20:35:30 MDT.

Jason Ham

Locale: Ventura
Re: UL Creatures on 06/09/2012 19:40:21 MDT Print View

Desert Tortoise at Joshua Tree Nat'l Park
Tortise Joshua Tree

A Newt in West Fork San Gabriel River - Angeles Nat'l Forest
A newt at West Fork San Gabriel River - Angeles Nat'l Forest

San Rafael Wilderness
San Rafael Wilderness

Marmot at Sequoia Nat'l Park

Frog at Bear Creek, Angeles Nat'l Forest

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Re: Re: UL Creatures on 06/09/2012 19:46:25 MDT Print View

pine sawyer

Pine Sawyer Beetle, Pecos Wilderness, NM.


Moth, Headwaters of the Pecos River, NM


Random fly. Pecos River.

Jason Ham

Locale: Ventura
Re: UL Creatures on 06/09/2012 19:54:58 MDT Print View

A trip through the jungle in Tikal Nat'l Park, Guatemala

A Lemur

A Macaw couple

Local borracho welcoming guests

An Agouti

An idea what kind of lizard this is?

Grey-necked Wood Rail

Edited by jhamhb on 06/09/2012 19:57:00 MDT.

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Honey Bee close up on 06/20/2012 08:16:44 MDT Print View

I took this shot this morning with my latest camera upgrade; a Ricoh GXR with an S10 lens unit.

honey bee crop

I photographed this handsome fellow a couple of weeks ago with my previous Ricoh GX200


Edited by tallbloke on 06/20/2012 08:28:58 MDT.

Nico .
(NickB) - MLife

Locale: Los Padres National Forest
Re: UL Creatures on 06/20/2012 10:17:51 MDT Print View

@ Jay, cool reptile shots.

On your third shot, the one of the close-up of the lizard in your hands, I noticed the lizard has what appears to be an engorged tick attached to its side.

I recall reading that ticks in CA have a significantly lower incidence of carrying lyme disease, partially because the two most common lyme disease carrying ticks in CA are considered to be three-host ticks (which means they feed on three different hosts during their individual life cycles). In their early stages of life (i.e. first host), these two species ticks mostly feed on lizards and rodents.

If the lizard the ticks feeds on during it's first host stage is a Western Fence lizard, the tick will lose all of its lyme disease-causing bacteria. Apparently there is something in the blood of Western Fence Lizards that kills the lyme disease but allows the tick to survive and continue on otherwise unharmed.

Anyway, I saw your photo and thought I'd share that interesting bit of info. Seems we have reptiles to thank, at least partially, for our lower rate of lyme disease in CA compared to other parts of the U.S.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
UL Creatures on 06/21/2012 20:23:54 MDT Print View

Very Large Orange Alligator Lizard
Garter Snake, Morris Meadows, Trinity Alps

Edited by Creachen on 06/21/2012 20:26:34 MDT.

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

UL Creatures on 06/24/2012 13:06:15 MDT Print View