Seen along the Baccalieu Trail at a near coastal location on the western part of the Avalon Peninsula; this species is an established alien in Newfoundland, introduced from Europe.
Growing on limestone substrate.
Seen at moderate elevation in northern Andalucia.
Seen growing along a dry wash at a time with no water flow present. Seen along Elephant Tree Trail in Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
This nesting pair was seen atop their nest, conducting courtship displays.
This diademed sifaka was poised to push off before a muscular horizontal leap from one tree to another within a secondary rainforest.
This stand of Scots pine is characteristic of the sarmatic mixed forests that permeate the Baltic states.
This distinctive plant is an icon in the Namib Desert. This specimen measured over two metres in breadth.
Seen growing and in bloom on the sandy soils about 50 meters inland of the backshore at Carmel Bay.
This pair of yellow-eyed penguins was seen at their nesting site on the Otago Peninsula. The species is threatened by pressure to expand grazing lands and other forms of coastal development. The species population is strictly limited by availabiltiy of its terrestrial (breeding) habitat.
Seen blooming in sandy soils along the backshore at Carmel Bay.
Several wild boar were seen approximately 140 meters from the backshore at the edge of the lowland dipterocarp rainforest at Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo.
Seen in the upper backshore area south of Monastery Beach along the Carmel Meadows trail. This flower is not yet unfurled due to the slightly overcast sky, cool temperature of this morning and the morning time itself.
This white-nosed coati was seen in the wild running across the southern perimeter of the Tikal Mayan archaeological site.
Seen perched for 14 minutes at 1031 hours in a mixed oak woodland in the northern Sonoma Mountains. This is likely a juvenile female.
Growing on the southern mountain slopes, somewhat north of Constantina.
This Gray Whale was seen from a small boat in San Ignacio Lagoon during the calving season. The dense barnacles are diagnostic of the species. In addition, this is the only whale commonly seen in the shallow lagoon at this time of the year.
This tall specimen was seen in the wild within the archaeological site of Tikal.
Seen perching on a dead branch on a sunny day near the mouth of the famous Cueva del Milodon, where remains of the extinct giant sloth have been found as well as habitation of mesolithic man. The vegetation here is mostly scrub, with some nothofagus.
Guanaco grazing in the wild at Pali Aike volcanic crater.
Buckeye tree seedling, measuring approximately ten centimeters in height, growing on moist soil on the north bank of Santa Rosa Creek in a rather heavily shaded riparian understory.
Mallard pair swimming in a quietly flowing reach of Santa Rosa Creek approximately one hundred meters west of the confluence with Brush Creek, near Flat Rocks. Seen at noon.
Gentoo penguin in a colony of approximately 300 individuals, seen at 3:33 pm on a shingle beach backshore.