wildlife wednesday

Wildlife Wednesday – The Lion Sleeps Tonight

lion sleeping

Don’t worry, this sleeping lion is not a dead lion. The flies do love his nose. Do you know anyone who sleeps like that – with his tongue sticking out, slightly to the left?

Unfortunately, I have not been on a real African Safari. I have not walked in the reeds in Tsavo. I have been to Lion Country Safari though. When you are a dad, that counts. That is the beauty of zoos. When they are run well (and well funded) they are awesome. How else can you let a two-year-old get close to the king of growly cats?

The top shot is from Wild Adventures in Valdosta. If you are a parent. Make a zoo pass your yearly gift to yourself. You can show books (or my blogs) but there is nothing like being able to observe the real deal.

she lion close up

Wildlife Wednesdays will be taking a short break. There may be an occasional post in the next 99 days, but, for the most part, we will be posting a series I call “Dotcom Dad.” I will openly post what i am learning as I study internet marketing. If you have any tips or questions, please share them below. Do you think I should carry on with Wildlife Wednesday? Do you have any contributions for the feature? If so, send them and I will save them for the fall. Thanks for reading.


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Bald Eagle

Wildlife Wednesday – Bald Eagle

Bald Eagles

Today, we celebrate the Bald Eagle. You know, the one that reportedly beat out the turkey as the national bird. I actually found more alligator close-ups but decided to show a closer look at the bird. In Florida, we get the opportunity to watch them nest, care for their young and push out of the nest. That was one of my daily treats while driving for my first (almost) minimum wage career.

This was taken at a wildlife refuge in Jupiter, Florida. Another great place to shoot eagles (with cameras) is at a landfill – the county dump. They love carrion like a broke college student loves cocoa Pebbles in a mixing bowl.

You haven’t lived until you’ve seen the Bald Eagle fish. They put my Zebco and plastic worm to shame. Next time you see a Bald Eagle, tell him, “Thanks for your service.” And maybe he’ll sign your quarter.

Every Wildlife Wednesday photo can easily be made into a print or a handy mug via the Pixter slide in or button. Check back each week for a new featured animal. I better get out there and shoot some more… um, with a camera. I did mention that, right?