The Falklands – Rockhopper Penguins

Please consider these images to be copyrighted and ask permission to use them in any way. Thanks. After two Falkland posts that repeat Gentoo Penguin images and information it is certainly time to move on. Let’s move to Rockhopper Penguins, another of the smallish penguins. This bird belongs to the “crested penguin” group and isContinue reading “The Falklands – Rockhopper Penguins”

The Falklands; Gentoo Penguins

Please consider these images to be copyrighted and ask permission to use them in any way. Thanks. Penguins are represented by 17 species and there are nearly 40 species that are represented by fossils. The evolved from a small tough flying birds that could fly underwater as well. Probably a bit like modern auks likeContinue reading “The Falklands; Gentoo Penguins”

Provincetown Visit – owl and oldsquaw

Please consider images to be copyrighted and ask permission (ontheroadwithdec@gmail.com) before using them in any way. Thanks Oops I said Oldsquaw! Sorry, the appropriate name is Long-tailed Duck (LTDU). They were named Oldsquaw by early observers who heard groups of the birds as they sat, swam, fed, or loafed in large flocks and thought theyContinue reading “Provincetown Visit – owl and oldsquaw”

Africa, Tanzania, Lions; lion sex, #3

Please consider all images as copyrighted and contact me for permission to use them, Thank you, DEC. Female lions have a gestation period of about three and a half months. They can hunt right up until they deliver their kittens. The young are like house cats, small and sightless at birth. They are in aContinue reading “Africa, Tanzania, Lions; lion sex, #3”

Africa; Elephants – teeth and tusks

Please consider all images as copyrighted and contact me for permission to use or reproduce. Thank you, DEC. For most of us elephants have only two teeth – the tusks. But they also have a most interesting progression of grinding teeth. Elephants eat branches, twigs, leaves, and clumps of grass. At a minimum the dietContinue reading “Africa; Elephants – teeth and tusks”

Africa; Elephants – family life

Please consider all images as copyrighted; please contact me for permission to use these pictures. I will be doing at least five pages on elephants (family, teeth and tusks, human interactions, water, and simply their majesty) over the next few days. This will likely open the door to many questions about other African animals andContinue reading “Africa; Elephants – family life”

New Zealand; limestone cave

New Zealand has been under the sea for millions of years during the past eons. It is up and down based on the pressure being applied to the edges of the continental plates of which it is part. Actually New Zealand is at a junction of two plates and it slides, bumps, jumps, and changesContinue reading “New Zealand; limestone cave”

Alaska; Homer the Town

Alaska has few towns and almost no towns that are like we are used to in the lower forty-eight. Anchorage is a city. Fairbanks is a small city, Juneau is a small island tourist town. Then there are the string of towns between Anchorage and Fairbanks; Palmer, Wasilla, Talkeetna, and Healy. There are a few moreContinue reading “Alaska; Homer the Town”