wildlife

Morning Snack

by Kristi Hines

This photo is from last year’s trip to the Grand Canyon. As we were driving into the park, we saw this guy just grazing on the tree. We stopped the car on the side of the road and jumped out to get photos. He didn’t seem to mind as he was busy snacking!

Deer in the Snow at the Grand Canyon

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 70-300mm Tamron Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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A Wallaby with Noms

by Kristi Hines

Over the weekend, I went through my favorite photos from Australia. I’m definitely ready to get back there again, especially since I was a little less knowledgeable about photography and wound up shooting most things at a ridiculous ISO. And I mean ridiculous. But this was one of my favorite parts of the trip – feeding the wallabies. This guy was pretty happy with his noms!

Wallaby with Noms

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-270mm Tamron Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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Koala on the Move

by Kristi Hines

Further down the Great Ocean Road, we decided to take a detour towards the Camp Otway Lightstation. We didn’t make it all the way down to it because we noticed a bunch of people standing under a tree. We pulled off the road, grabbed our cameras, and found out what the fuss was about – there were koalas in the trees.

Ironically, we took a hike the day before to see koalas in “Koala Country” at Anakie Gorge and saw only one. After driving just a bit down this road, we ended up seeing around 11. This is one of them, holding on to its favorite spot on the branch.

Koala in Eucalyptus Tree Down Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 28-300mm Nikkor Lens
Details: Shot at 300mm, 1/500s – F/5.6, ISO 900
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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Prairie Dog Portrait

by Kristi Hines

Since last week ended on a bit of a sad note with the slow deconstruction of my first urbex shooting location, I thought this week we’d start off with something cute! Say hello to Mr. (or Mrs.) Prairie Dog that decided to hop up and pose for this shot!

Prairie Dog Portrait

Camera: Fuji FinePix S5100 (retired)
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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Here Lizard Lizard

by Kristi Hines

Over the July 4th holiday while shooting at the Grand Canyon, I spotted a LOT of lizards. I tend to shoot them from a distance at first and slowly sneak up on them, but this one was kind enough to pose for me for a little while.

Here Lizard Lizard

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-200mm Nikon Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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Baby Elephant at Play

by Kristi Hines

Good Monday morning everyone! This shot was taken at the Melbourne Zoo. While watching a family of elephants walk through their playground, this little guy decided it was time for a cool down near the water.

Baby Elephant

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-270mm Tamron Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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I’m always confused on whether these little guys are ground squirrels or chipmunks, but whatever they are, there are a lot of them running around in the Arizona desert, and they are cute as all get out. Happy Monday everyone!

Ground Squirrel in the Desert

Camera: Fuji FinePix S5100 (retired)
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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Meet Jim

by Kristi Hines

Jim is a friendly lad that Jason and I got the pleasure of meeting at Maru Animal Park in Australia. He was getting ready for a morning nap (because koalas like to sleep for about 22 hours a day), but he perked up just a bit when we got to get up close and personal with him.

Jim the Koala at Maru Animal Park
Jim the Koala at Maru Animal Park

After we finished petting him, I stuck my camera underneath the branch he was resting on to get a closeup. And yes, they’re just as cuddly and cute in person as you would imagine they would be.

Jim the Koala at Maru Animal Park

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 28-300mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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It’s Been Two Days

by Kristi Hines

Meerkat

“It’s been two days. No rapture. What gives?”

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-270mm Tamron Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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Leapin Lemurs

by Kristi Hines

That’s right folks… it’s all about the lemurs this Monday morning. I’ve seen a few here and there, usually no more than two at a time, but on this occasion, they were all out because they were waiting for food. Sadly for them, the zoo keeper just came by to feed the monkey across the way. But good for me, because I got a lot of great group shots, including this one.

Wildlife World Zoo Lemurs

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 55-200mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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