Nature Unlimited March 2, 2018

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  1. This is the additional weekly image thread for the Nature Forum. While images posted to this thread should still be nature in theme, it may contain a small amount of human-made objects and therefore less restricted than the Monday in Nature threads. Please see this discussion for more details: Alternative weekly thread in Nature forum

    Each participant please post no more than just one image per weekly thread.


    A foraging flock of Monk Parakeets here in Punta Colorada Uruguay. It is amazing how bright green and blue feathers can be such effective camouflage. Monk Parakeets.jpg
     
  2. This 9th consecutive year that Athena (Great Horned Owl) has come back to same nest to raise her babies. Nest is located 10-feet above entrance to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas where thousands of people walk underneath the nest every day. She got on nest February 9th this year and baby owlets will hatch in mid-March. Other Nature 3-2-2018.jpg
     
  3. Short-eared owl with ? prey. WI C23757C5-B46A-4081-AB67-869C0C55250F.jpeg
     
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    Cleaner shrimp on a wreck, climbing into a divers mouth. Sabang Phillipines.
     
  5. A potted flower reaches out for love

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  6. Great Egret taking flight at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge in Northern California yesterday.

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    Black swans in the harbour of Williamstown, near Melbourne

    It is a bit annoying that they have highly visible tags around their necks. I suppose any leg tag would have been hidden under water and defeated their purpose.

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    Last edited: Mar 17, 2018
  8. Male Blue bird coming in for a landing. It's amazing how they can use their braking power to make a safe landing.

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  9. Indian Elephants at Play. MaryDoo_ElephantsAtPlay.jpg
    Nikon D800 with Nikon 80-400mm AFS lens @112mm. 1/1250s; f/11; ISO 1250
     
  10. Amazing and beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us.
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2018
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  11. In the Zoo
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  12. Backyard squirrel--not too wild, but not a pet, either. . .

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    Last edited: Mar 4, 2018
  13. This guy works hard for its keep. Love the composition.
     
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