Category: Animals

photo of a green and yellow grasshopper

I took this photo on the Campuhan Ridge trail in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. The hike was quite nice short (about 1 km, 2 km round trip) walk. The goes starts with some vistas of rice fields and nature. Then the trail goes into a village setting with quite a few artists galleries for the tourists. At the end of the trail there is a very nice restaurant with great views.

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photo of a leopard resting in a tree

Leopard at the Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa by Justin Hunter.

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Borobudur is an amazing Buddhist temple built in the 9th century. This site is well worth a visit. It is located outside Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia. I have posted more photos and a video from my visit to the Borobudur Buddhist temple site, which is a world heritage site.

Borobudur includes 504 Buddha statues. I didn’t notice the bat in this photo, when I was visiting.

photo of a bat using an alcolve for a Buddha statue as a resting place.

I did notice this lizard.

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photo of white raptor

A predatory bird along the Rio Negro by Justin Hunter. Near Manaus, Brazil.

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photo of a uni-horned animal

Unicorn

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photo of a wary mother cat with 2 kittens

This mother cat seems to be watching me closely in case she needs to react

Mother cat with 2 kittens in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

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photo of landscape of Dinosaur National Monument

View of the landscape of Dinosaur National Monument. If you look closely you can see the trail.

Dinosaur National Monument in Utah is isolated, and while the scenery is nice, it isn’t what I would call spectacular. You can spot fossilized dinosaur bones which are amazing in fact, but almost undetectable within the surroundings.

They are about to open up a visitor’s center which might have some nice exhibits (it wasn’t open when I went).

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photo of a monkey sitting on a bike sign in Penang

I took this photo while walking from Batu Feringgi to Tanjung Bungah. There were some nice views but it probably isn’t very smart to walk it as considerable distances have no sidewalk at all and you have to walk within a foot of where cars and trucks zoom by. And even when there is a sidewalk you have to be watchful for huge holes, feet across and several feet deep, you could easily fall through.

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photo of Antelope on Antelope Island

Antelope on Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake, Utah

Antelope on Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake, Antelope Island State Park, Utah. Great hikes and wonderful views, especially with the storm clouds on the day I was there.

photo of two turtles

Two turtles covered in algae in Mason Neck State Park, Virginia.