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Bracket Fungi Family Polyporaceae

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funguslordiii

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June 23, 2021 02:16 PM AEST

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Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis

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bayamelia

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June 25, 2021 09:36 AM AEST

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Common Wombat Vombatus ursinus

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nimzee

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July 25, 2008 04:14 PM AEST

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Red-necked Wallaby Macropus rufogriseus

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ohlincha

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December 25, 2016 08:38 AM CET

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Large Spotted Ladybird Beetle Harmonia conformis

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kerrileeharris

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November 8, 2020 12:36 PM AEDT

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Indoor Soil Gnats Genus Bradysia

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vuk

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July 29, 2020 07:45 PM AEST

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female

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alexis_orion

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January 23, 2020 12:22 PM CET

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the moss underneath the Lego figure

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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kalamurphyking

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May 14, 2018 11:06 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Winfrey point
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Winged Smile
If he smiled any bigger, his food would fly away.

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dalantech

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April 24, 2015

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The first thing that popped into my head when I saw this Long Horned Beetle was that it looked like an Ox.

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Ulysses Butterfly Papilio ulysses

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May 1, 2020 12:24 PM AEST

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Painted Tiger Moth Arachnis picta

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flea

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October 10, 2016 04:49 PM PDT

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Found by a neighbor early afternoon on Oct. 10, 2016, hanging out on an outside wall of an apartment building in (East) Oakland, CA 94605

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Tasmanian Football Spider Neosparassus patellatus

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reiner

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November 13, 2009 11:37 AM AEDT

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Jaguar Panthera onca

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greglasley

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August 2017

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On August 16, we witnessed what has to rank with one of the most incredible wildlife experiences I’ve ever had. Cheryl and I were on a trip with 6 other nature photographers and our leader. We had been in the Pantanal area of Brazil for about a week with 5 days along the Cuiaba River near Porto Jofre, looking for Jaguars and other photo ops. Our daily routine was breakfast at 5:30 AM and we took off on boats from 6 till about 11AM, lunch at noon at the lodge, then on the boats again 3PM till dark. Our group has 3 boats so just 3 people per boat so plenty of room for photo gear, etc. Over several days we had seen 10-12 Jaguars. Some were very good photo ops, some poor photo ops, some just glimpsed.

There are several lodges in the area and it is a popular place to visit for folks hoping to see Jaguars, so much like Yellowstone National Park, a crowd can gather when some significant wildlife is seen, but instead of car jams to see a Grizzly such as Yellowstone, this can be boat jams for a jaguar. I have seen as many as 22 boats, 70-100 feet off shore with lots of people in each boat taking photos of a sleeping Jaguar. BUT…that is not the end of the story! We were often in more remote areas of the rivers and inlets and streams more or less on our own looking for birds, etc., so lots of times there are no other boats around. The boat drivers all have radios, so if a Jaguar is seen, other boats are informed. We move 20-25 miles up and down the river to explore, so many times other boats are not close enough to arrive while a Jaguar is in view.

My limited Jaguar experience is that some are just sleeping and/or resting and mostly ignore the boats in the river. Others are walking though the edge of the forest near the river and when a boat becomes visible, the animal just vanishes back into the forest. This morning at about 7:30 AM our three boats were in an out-of-the way location, a mile or so apart. The boat I was in was photographing a Great Black Hawk when one of our other boats called us on the radio to say they had a Jaguar swimming in the river, apparently hunting, so we headed to that area. Apparently the Jaguar, with just its head visible, swam up to loafing Yacare Caimans and pounced onto a caiman which was about 6 or so feet long. The Jaguar and the caiman thrashed in the water with the Jaguar biting into the skull of the caiman. That is about the time our boat arrived, after the Jaguar had mostly subdued the caiman, but the caiman was still thrashing about. The Jaguar was up against a high dirt bank, still mostly in the water with a firm grip on the skull of the caiman and the Jaguar was not letting go. It was very dark and under heavy foliage and vines so I was shooting at 4000 and 6400 ISO but that was my only choice. Eventually the Jaguar was able to work itself and its prize away from the vines and it drug the caiman out of the water and up the dirt bank and eventually back into the forest to enjoy its catch beyond the curious and amazed eyes of the human observers. The caiman was as large or larger than the Jaguar. All I have to say is that a mature Jaguar is an incredibly powerful predator and watching this whole 15 minute episode is something I’ll not forget. What a beast!

This entire series was shot from a boat, perhaps 40 feet off the bank with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II and a Canon 100-400 IS lens in case anyone is interested.

Cuiaba River,
near Porto Jofre,
Pantanal,
Brazil
16 August 2017

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Green-bellied Huntsman Spider Typostola barbata

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benrevell

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November 24, 2019 09:01 PM AEST

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Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

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rustybee

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September 12, 2019 11:49 AM PDT

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Papuan Frogmouth Podargus papuensis

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davidgwhite

Date

August 8, 2018 12:05 AM UTC

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The first time I had ever seen this, i videoed the entire event as well from entry to exit. It was as if this species swims all the time. I sent it to a frogmouth expert and she had never seen that before. The bird chose to swim and flew away very easily after its swim. There appeared to be no explanation for the bird swimming as it was not particularly hot or anything unusual.

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Golden Stag Beetle Lamprima aurata

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simongrove

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December 17, 2006 01:05 PM AEDT

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Golden stag-beetle Lamprima aurata female, Taroona, Tasmania, Australia

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

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jay

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December 25, 2018 12:18 PM MST

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nature4u

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September 28, 2019 12:39 PM AEST

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High Eyelashed Jumping Spider Phidippus mystaceus

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salticidude

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Transvaal Klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus ssp. transvaalensis

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tjeerddw

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November 8, 2016 11:05 AM CET

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rooivlerkspreeu/red-winged starling/onychognathus morio on Klipspringer [Oreotragus oreotragus]

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Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

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kyletansley

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March 18, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

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Cardinal getting territorial with itself in this mirror. It was doing the same thing last week too. It spends a not-insignificant amount of time battling itself.

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Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis

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mononymous

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September 26, 2019 10:19 AM AEST

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Bull Ants Genus Myrmecia

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ronigreer

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April 10, 2008 06:26 PM AEST

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Bull Ant - FORMICIDAE Myrmecia sp. Detail of head and jaws.

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Rosy Maple Moth Dryocampa rubicunda

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maurice4

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July 26, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

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Eastern Dobsonfly Corydalus cornutus

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sbergeman

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July 17, 2019 10:50 PM UTC

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Red-headed Mouse Spider Missulena occatoria

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wamoz

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July 9, 2019 01:22 PM ACST

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This spider was out for a walk on the beach ... probably not its natural habitat.
Responded very aggressively when 'challenged' (image #3)

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Superb Fairywren Malurus cyaneus

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reiner

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November 2, 2010 01:07 PM AEDT

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dhobern

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June 5, 2019

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Osmylops sp., probably Osmylops sejunctus (Walker), larva extracted from Eucalyptus leaf litter, Aranda, ACT, 5 May 2019

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Sable Martes zibellina

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March 19, 2018 05:59 PM +05

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Unusual Peacock Spider Maratus anomalus

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tjeales

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July 28, 2018 09:01 AM AEST

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Domestic Cat Felis catus

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fairypossum

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December 2016

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Neon Cloak-and-dagger Bee Thyreus nitidulus

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jenny_thynne

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December 13, 2015

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Neon Cuckoo bee, including roosting shots

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Flame Robin Petroica phoenicea

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gumnut

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June 25, 2019 12:13 PM AEST

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American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

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riskindan

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June 26, 2019 08:28 AM EDT

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valentinabuono

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April 2019

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Mosses Phylum Bryophyta

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olibclarke

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May 6, 2019 11:57 AM AEST

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American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus

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eamonccorbett

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May 5, 2019 01:10 PM EDT

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Shoemaker Frog Neobatrachus sutor

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jovirens

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April 9, 2015 08:30 AM NZST