Oregon Zoo, Portland, Oregon (2012)
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
In spring there are often among the gray geese turf wars. So even in this picture.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Jumping spider The jumping spider family (Salticidae) contains more than 500 described genera and about 5,000 described species, making it the largest family of spiders with about 13% of all species. Jumping spiders have some of the best vision among arthropods and use it in courtship, hunting, and navigation. Although they normally move unobtrusively and fairly slowly, most species are capable of very agile jumps, notably when hunting, but sometimes in response to sudden threats. Both their book lungs and the tracheal system are well-developed, and they use both systems (bimodal breathing). Jumping spiders are generally recognized by their eye pattern. All jumping spiders have four pairs of eyes with one pair being their particularly large anterior median eyes.
King Penguins are out and about, enjoying their daily winter walk around the zoo grounds.
A male Stonechat investigating a pair of very old binoculars.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Really liked the texture on his feathers. By the way, this eagle is over 60 years old!
A female kestrel protecting it's catch with her wings. Shot at Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin.