White-Nosed Coati

The most impressive part of this photo is that it was taken with a 22mm lens; this white-nosed coati (Nasua narica) was only about six feet away from me (and ignoring me completely). Taken just outside the ruins of Tulum, which allows me to say that I’ve been to the delightfully named state of Quintana…

Canis familiaris

When I was in college, this was Canis lupus familiaris; now it is Canis familiaris. Same thing: the domestic dog (specifically a black Labrador). (I don’t have a lot of intellectual time to devote to arguing tiny aspects of semantics about exactly how species are related to one another. In ten years, she’ll be Canis…

Iberian Colts

Two Iberian horse colts playing at Silver Moon Iberians, Ocala, FL.


These three juvenile beef cattle all wanted to know if cameras were edible.


These three giraffes (baby, older juvenile, adult) arranged themselves symmetrically for less than a second. (These may be Masai giraffes, I’m not sure. The facility identifies them only as “giraffes”.) Photo taken at the Brevard Zoo, Melbourne, FL.

Grevy’s Zebra

Grevy’s zebra is the largest of the three zebra species. This one was in an exhibit standing below me, and found my camera interesting. Photo taken at the Brevard Zoo, Melbourne, FL.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A Cavalier King Charles spaniel who came to visit for almost a month, along with his sister. Never have I witnessed so cute a nose. Cavalier spaniels are bred specifically for this soulful expression, and for a singular interest in human companionship. They are a surprisingly agile and versatile dog breed, suitable for lap cuddles…