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1 hour ago, gvallee said:

 

Same as herding cattle. Except that I was lying in the mud waiting for them to turn round and come towards me.

Well they are all fantastic images, took me back to when I was a kid living in Malaya down on the beach at low tide watching thousands of them (Brown not blue) running around. It looked like the whole sand was moving as young monkeys were running around trying to catch them. The adults never seemed to bother, just sat and waited for one to pop out of its burrow.

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18 minutes ago, aphperspective said:

Well they are all fantastic images, took me back to when I was a kid living in Malaya down on the beach at low tide watching thousands of them (Brown not blue) running around. It looked like the whole sand was moving as young monkeys were running around trying to catch them. The adults never seemed to bother, just sat and waited for one to pop out of its burrow.

 

It must have been great to watch. The whole beach seems to be moving indeed. There seems to be nurseries of very small ones (brown), all together,  then the blue adults further away scuttling around in their hundreds, either on sand or in rafts in water. I was surprised that, apart from one, the gulls don't seem to bother going after them. Too many bones I suppose.

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23 minutes ago, gvallee said:

 

It must have been great to watch. The whole beach seems to be moving indeed. There seems to be nurseries of very small ones (brown), all together,  then the blue adults further away scuttling around in their hundreds, either on sand or in rafts in water. I was surprised that, apart from one, the gulls don't seem to bother going after them. Too many bones I suppose.

I did wonder why the adults sat further up the beach nearer the treeline, one morning I was watching from my usual spot when about 300 yards up the beach none of the monkeys saw a Leopard accelerating out of the bushes, to late for one youngster.  Back then Leopards and Tiger were not as rare as now, our house was about half a mile from the beach through scrub and a bit of forest and often got a glimpse of both cats. 

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23 minutes ago, aphperspective said:

I did wonder why the adults sat further up the beach nearer the treeline, one morning I was watching from my usual spot when about 300 yards up the beach none of the monkeys saw a Leopard accelerating out of the bushes, to late for one youngster.  Back then Leopards and Tiger were not as rare as now, our house was about half a mile from the beach through scrub and a bit of forest and often got a glimpse of both cats. 

 

It sounds idyllic, especially for a kid. A wildlife photographer's dream!!

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11 hours ago, gvallee said:

 

It sounds idyllic, especially for a kid. A wildlife photographer's dream!!

As a kid I suppose "idyllic" as I would see it now was just normal when you grow up in it. All gone now I'm afraid taken over by the scourge of the Palm Oil tree nothing but hundreds of miles of the things grown in huge blocks.

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Traditional bucket shower at Twertup Field Research Station, Fitzgerald River National Park, Western Australia. No PR Stock Photo

Traditional bucket shower in a field station in a remote arid national park in Western Australia. I'd been camping and hadn't had a shower for days so took the plunge. First you heat the water from the rainwater tank on the wooden stove indoors, then you come outdoors to the stone outhouse and pour it in the bucket, and use the rope to stop/start flow. Certainly makes you appreciate just "turning on the tap"!

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This is certainly no match for the wildlife pics on this thread, but it's been on the front page of two local papers so it's a favourite upload!

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22 minutes ago, Colblimp said:

This is certainly no match for the wildlife pics on this thread, but it's been on the front page of two local papers so it's a favourite upload!

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Your images certainly sell far better than my wildlife pix Andy!! Well done.

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9 minutes ago, gvallee said:

 

Your images certainly sell far better than my wildlife pix Andy!! Well done.

Hmmmm, I'm not sure about that, but thanks!

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Sorry Andy, just passed QC so here are more wildlife shots. Just tell buyers please....

 

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4 minutes ago, gvallee said:

Sorry Andy, just passed QC so here are more wildlife shots. Just tell buyers please....

 

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Nice.

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Good grief, broken Irish bridges, summer snow on mountain tops, birds enjoying French cuisine! Maybe once, I was able to see these things. Now days, if it's more than a 12-minute walk from my front door, I skip it. But here you see that I used to go anywhere and everywhere with the official backing of the US Government.

 

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10 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

Good grief, broken Irish bridges, summer snow on mountain tops, birds enjoying French cuisine! Maybe once, I was able to see these things. Now days, if it's more than a 12-minute walk from my front door, I skip it. But here you see that I used to go anywhere and everywhere with the official backing of the US Government.

 

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French cuisine? I've eaten snails but I still have to try caterpillars...

 

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1 hour ago, Michael Ventura said:


Or in Mexico, in tequila 

 

Not in my tequila, Michael. Those little buggers drink too much. 

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this image illustrate so much of my feelings currently... all the work to go up, for the hope of a few seconds of joy down.....  

at least we are getting nice sunshine...

 

 

 

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Afghan Hound. They are very sophisticated looking but have a reputation for stupidity. A friend had one that was afraid to walk on the kitchen floor (slippery). Maybe it was just too smart.

 

Paulette

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11 minutes ago, NYCat said:

Afghan Hound. They are very sophisticated looking but have a reputation for stupidity. A friend had one that was afraid to walk on the kitchen floor (slippery). Maybe it was just too smart.

 

Paulette

It might have struggled on the snow and ice then!

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