...and then our eyes met.
Female orangutan at the National Zoo, Washington DC. She was indoors sitting on a ledge right next to the partition separating us. The glass was smudged and smeared on both sides. I was watching through my camera as she interacted with a few children in front of me trying to figure out an angle between the heads and the smudges. Then she looked straight at me. I was so startled at the power of that moment that I pressed the button more from adrenaline than conscious intent. This is barely cropped as I had a telephoto lens still on the camera from being outside.
Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine!
A moment of peace after fighting off challengers for not only his perch, but also his snack.
Baltimore Aquarium Australia Exhibit
Very still life.
Detail from 1792 AirBnB Cabin, Berryville, VA
No need to say anything. I was smitten. Taken at Eaves Movie Ranch during the Nat Geo Photography Workshop, Santa Fe, NM.
Dawn Flower, Tadoussac, QC
I came across this beauty on the way to photograph sunrise over Tadoussac Bay, Tadoussac, QC.
Praying Mantis Hitchingh A Ride
Spineybacked Orbweaver Spider
These crazy looking spiders come In a variety of color combinations and are often referred to as a 'crab spiders' though not related to the actual crab spiders. They are not aggressive, but can bite if handled. They are not poisonous.
And Take That!!
While taking a walk around some area ponds one day I happened upon these two very large snapping turtles (mating?).
I see you in there! Where's my lunch?!?
Feeding time at the National Zoo, Washington DC.