When you have a break between school and work, ya go snowshoeing!
~ Retreating Soldier Crabs, Brighton, May 28, 2011 ~ These are Mictyris longicarpus, the light-blue soldier crab, very common in coastal Queensland but found as far away as the Bay of Bengal. Armies emerge at low tide to forage, but just the vibration of human feet will send the whole battalion burrowing to safety in seconds - so getting close without a long lens is nerve-wracking! (This was taken with a point-&-shoot.) Fun fact: Soldiers are among the few crab species which have evolved to walk forwards rather than sideways.
A bighorn ram in Jasper National Park. This poor guy had quite a severe injury to his left eye. But the injury looked old and he was both eating and behaving normally so that was great to see. Bighorn rams sure are tough! | #rams#bighornram#bighornsheep#jaspernationalpark
Coyote, Yellowstone. My goal is to take images without altering the subject's behavior. Occasionally a magpie, or raven would sound off and the coyote would look up. After about an 1/1/2 hr of waiting for the coyote to wake up and move, we decided to depart, leaving it undisturbed as we found it.