Oswald by Nigel Wedge Via Flickr: The Little Owl (Athene noctua)
This small owl was introduced to the UK in the 19th century. It can be seen in the daylight, usually perching on a tree branch, telegraph pole or rock. It will bob its head up and down when alarmed. In flight it has long, rounded wings, rapid wingbeats and flies with a slight undulation.
Mother Bear with Cub, Alaska by David & Shiela Glatz Via Flickr: This mother Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) lost one of her cubs born last year. This male cub looks just like his mother. Hopefully he inherits and passes on her mellow, easy-to-photograph disposition. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.
Swimming tiger by Tambako The Jaguar Via Flickr: The young tiger of the zoo of Zürich swimming in the pool of his enclosure.
Teaser for the pictures coming the next days! ;)
Made it in Explore, #96, September 8th 2008.
Brown Bear Family Meal by David & Shiela Glatz Via Flickr: “Necklace” takes its turn riding mother’s back while “Shoulder Pads” looks on. Mother Brown Bear and her spring cubs dine on sedge in the meadow of Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. We nicknamed the cubs based on the relative size of their natal rings (the band of white fur around their necks, which usually wears off after their first year or so and is replaced by brown fur). Shoulder Pads also had a huge head compared to its sibling. Difficult to get all three with their heads up at the same time!
Lake Clark National Park, Alaska