Here the beaver seems to be nonchalantly munching on a twig. But wait! Is a beaver, symbol of industriousness, ever nonchalant?
This is a custom home the beaver built or helped to build for the family. It’s located in a fine (for beavers, at least) southeastern Virginia neighborhood: The Great Dismal Swamp.
These four images may be the very last ones of penguins that I ever post! Have I said that before?
These penguins, mostly Gentoos, huddle together against the swirling sand of the Falkland Islands.
These stately King penguins are taking a stroll along the shore of South Georgia Island.
Can anyone figure out why this penguin is named a Chinstrap?
And last, but certainly not least, this King penguin chick is not yet ready to learn what will become its most amazing skill: swimming.
First it has to lose the hair!
The docklands area of Melbourne, Australia, is a former shipping port which fell into disuse because its docks were not able to handle large container ships. Today it is becoming a lively place with a new stadium, trendy apartments, and innumerable restaurants.
This lighthouse on the coast of Victoria, Australia, stands at the narrow and treacherous entrance into Port Phillip Bay. The passage into the bay, nicknamed “The Rip,” is known to be one of the most dangerous in the world.
The stories about huge crocodiles in northern Australia are not myths! I was glad to be safe inside a boat when this giant reptile swished by so effortlessly. He seemed to be unconcerned about us, possibly even unaware of us. But was he?
These pinnacles in southwestern Australia are believed to have been formed under the sea around 25,000 years ago. When the sea receded, a fascinating landscape of diversely shaped limestone pillars was formed by wind and erosion.
I keep thinking that I am coming to the end of my photographs from Australia, but here is one more from Uluru, or Ayers Rock, in the Northern Territory. Uluru, the largest rock monolith in the world, has special, spiritual significance for the Aboriginal people, to whom it now belongs.