I really do have an insane number of photos from last summer, and thus will continue to feed them into the blog on days like today. When, without regret, just got work done around the house and then got off to a friend's house for dinner.
The mother owl never really came too close, but her baby was in a tree near where I was. This owl could fly, and spent the night moving from tree to tree in the same general area.
Photo was taken with a flash at 10 meters distance and a telephoto lens.
A harvestman spider feeding on a critter that seems almost the same size as the spider!
Harvestman spiders, mostly known as daddy long-legs, are very efficient predators. Harmless to humans, they take an amazing amount of prey given their small body size.
Photo from Ohio, US. With luck and time, I will open my first US galleries from some work I did recently in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist