Goliath an adorable playful puppy with crazy ears! Puppies are the best! No care in the world!
I had never seen a Bald Eagle in the wild and I'm all about seeing animals thriving in their natural environment. We frequent our local lake, Lake Pleasant which is located in Arizona near North Phoenix. It's pristine waters cover over 10,000 acres of water surface and 116 miles of shoreline. They close off a large section of the lake between December 15-June 15 to allow the Bald Eagles to breed without being disrupted.
Yesterday I saw a Bald Eagle in the WILD! I still can't get over it. He/She flew out from near the water where he/she was hanging out with Turkey Vultures! My friend yells EAGLE EAGLE.... Then what do my eyes see amongst the black vultures?? A WHITE TAIL!
What a spectacular moment. I felt small yet so full of life. Moments like these are what make me feel fulfilled.
He/She flew out and perched up high on the mountain then took another flight above us.
A bunch of baby Double-crested Cormorants waiting for their momma to come back!
Someone has a fancy feathers!
Oh hello you beautiful cow!
Great Blue Heron
More Turkey Vultures
Yes folks you're looking at not 1 but 4 baby cows!
Wild Donkeys, Cows and Birds OH My! Warning some images may by graphic in nature due to a couple of donkeys mating.
How about a couple of babies to brighten your day!
See the dark baby laying down?!
We have no idea what this guys problem was. He was running pretty quick over to the heard.
A Donkey with 4 Turkey Vultures and a pool noodle. Reminding everyone to clean up after themselves. We should always leave land cleaner than it was when we arrived.
Then the one on the right runs over and makes the baby get up. We believe that is the babies momma! So we aren't sure about the heard dynamics but it seemed like she didn't like the darker donkey and heard him coming so they ended up running off after he showed up.
OMG have you seen anything cuter?!! Look at that stripe across the shoulders! Absolutely beautiful animals.
An older female isn't she pretty!!
A little baby nursing!
What is a lake day without ducks? How cute is this young male! Just starting to get his colors!
A rowdy couple of babies playing
This is the herd that ran off. You can see the darker male at the end chasing them up along the mountain.
While the babies are still wresting this one is biting the other ones leg!!
Kick to the face doesn't faze this darker male.
Intermission with this amazing Turkey Vulture flying over!
How incredible are these birds!!!
Back to the show. This might be the part where you stop your young children from looking at the photos. We are about to get X rated....
They appeared to be walking away from the heard for more privacy. Again X rated coming up.
And there you have it folks. National Geographic at it's best! if you ever wondered what donkeys do after the 30 second mating encounter. They basically just stand there for 15-20 minutes. They don't move. They just stand next to each other and do nothing.
Great Blue Heron
Cows! YES Cows!! How cute is this red male! His eyes are blue!
Someone is a poster cow for all blacks and white cows! Another blue eyed beauty!
Cows and Donkeys share the land around the lake.
A mom and her baby!
Check out her horns! She looks very thin but I'm guessing it's because she is nursing. I don't know anything about cows besides they have amazing personalities. She is so beautiful.
Sad situation we contacted Arizona Game and Fish Department. Gave the location and hopefully they can get to the baby before the predators. If they can find the baby then a relocation to the heard will happen. What it looks like is the mom died and her baby is sitting next to the tree to the right. The mom is on the left where you now see Turkey Vultures. We realize this is nature however we felt if we did something the baby would have a chance. So keep this baby in your thoughts as his/her life goes into a different direction. Let us hope he/she is safe.
Great Blue Heron
A mom and her babies!
Aren't they cute!!!!
Momma is a pretty little girl!!
That concludes our lake day. Thanks for looking!! As always make sure we keep the land even cleaner than it was when you found it.
I photographed this tiny puppy for KONG Company. Her name is Barley! Oh and the little human is her sister Kinsley! She is growing up so much since I photographed her a few weeks ago. Don't worry I will have to photograph her again when she is all grown up!