August 16, 2007

Florida critters

It's a jungle out there. My favorite photographic quarry remains the endemic and unpredictable homo sapien, but once in a while their terrestrial, aquatic, or airborne companions catch my eye...


Iguana mia! A small population of what were probably released pets stalks the canals and mangrove-choked edges of the city.



"A wonderful bird is the pelican; his mouth can hold more than his belly can."



The grasshopper that ate Miami.



The Burrowing owl is the official city mascot. Creating backyard habitats for the protected critter is a popular hobby.



A golden orb weaver. Looks scary, but is only dangerous to the male of the species. Let's not go there.



A crested heron in a mangrove.



The eastern pondhawk dragonfly is an alpha predator.



Florida anglers tend to be a bit territorial.




A hammocktite recumbus. An avid shade dweller.





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