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Jose Santiago  Nature & animal lover, birder and passionate about photography.

This Wilson's plover(scientific name Charadrius wilsonia), grabs a small crab while closing its nictitating membrane to protect the eyes. A small crab (seen lower left in the image) witness the event.

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Meet Maggie, at just 10 days old she was quite a surprise to see. After all Luke the only male left in the herd has only three legs and his mobility is compromised. I guess not enough.... #lamb #sheep #homestead #funnyfarm #canon5DMKIV #farmanimal

English name: Great egret
Scientific name: Ardea alba
These magnificent birds take advantage of their long legs and neck to catch food. They stand still for a while where fish just see their legs. Once the fish is within reach the bird sinks its beak like a harpoon to make the catch.

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Lesser yellowleg
scientific name:Tringa flavipes
Grabs some food at the salt ponds during its southbound migration. These ponds are hypersaline. Nowadays the salt that is collected here from the Caribbean sea is mostly sold to pharmaceutical industries yet salt has been collected in this area for over 400 years.

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Like many other shore birds the Royal tern(Thalasseus maximus) fly thousands of miles south during their migration. During the coming weeks their numbers will increase in this area dramatically.

Canon 5D MK4 with Canon 400DO + 1.4x tele.

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Grey kingbird in front of a Flamboyant tree. These birds are found all over the island and they are very aggressive when it comes to defending their nesting area. Often seen attacking from above any red tail hawk that comes close.

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The puertorican tody is one if my favorite birds to watch I even find them funny to look at. They are colorful and small but with big attitude. Mostly feeding from insects that they seek under the leaves. They nest on holes in slopes near the ground which makes them prone to predation by rodent.
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A goat's pupil is so much different that humans. Recent studies suggest that this has to do being predator or pray. The horizontal pupil allows the animal to have a panoramic view of the area. Even when leaning to graze they are able to rotate the eye in other to keep the pupil as horizontal as possible allowing them to keep watch for any predator.
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Certainly the highlight of the cruise getting a close view of a glacier. The water around had a greenish tint due to the minerals flowing from the glacier. Small icebergs were all around.
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Ketchikan is one of the ports of call while crusing on the Disney Wonder from Vancouver BC to Alaska. This place is the gate of the Tongass national forest which covers an area of over 16-million acres.
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This bald eagle was not so concern about my proximity like he knew I was just admiring his beauty. Moments later another one landed a few branches away. They were feeding on salmon fingerlings which means they are not fully mature ones as this an easy catch which they prefer while developing their hunting skills.

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This slug spent over 20 minutes eating this piece of a bromelia flower. I had to patiently wait until it turn around for this image.
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