A social flycatcher keeping itself cool during the intense heat of the day by spreading its wings out.
While traveling in Quintana Roo, Mexico I found it really difficult finding places to go bird watching since so much of the land is privately owned. I found that the best places for birding were the archaeological sites and the cenotes since there aren’t many nature preserves in Quintana, Roo.
Coba Archaeological Zone, Mexico
I leave you with the color of 💗hope! Pinky always offers the hope of a safe journey and return - just as he did during the the time of Irma! Tomorrow you will meet my mystery IG host and their home country - we will keep final destination a surprise as it’s quite a trek and we hope to get there safely! On the way I’ll stop and show you videos of this beautiful place and introduce you to some new photographers! I was eager to be invited along, I’ve been packing supplies and preparing and reading up on our destination - feeling a little bit like Indiana Jones right now (hint)..... see you all tomorrow at the next stop on my journey!! For now Pinky and I say “I’ll be back”!!!
One night after work we grabbed our cooler of beverages and headed for a watering hole to watch the sunset. Expecting elephants, we set up our vehicles and table/cooler in such a way that we would be protected from the elephants from most angles, and would have a nice angle to view/photograph any that came through for a drink (see third pic, courtesy of insta-less Adam!).
Well, we were in luck. I think we saw at least 30 elephants come through for a drink with us. The group of 6 elephants pictured here came after the sun had set, and my camera doesn't do well in those conditions, but I couldn't help but try to capture this amazing family lining up in order! One of my favorite moments! 🐘
Help me!!! The birds on the Gulf Coast are starting to show up at the rehabilitation centers showing signs of toxicity, some have been fatalities. This beautiful brown pelican, a symbol of the state of Florida seems to be asking us what we are doing to help them. The water in the gulf it’s about as green as the water that that pelican was photographed on. Even though that was a freshwater pond and normal in that photograph. This morning we lost a baby dolphin and two more manatees. It is taken all day to make phone calls to different agencies and researching information on how to best ask questions and post answers. It has been very difficult to be on a Facebook group of 65,000 people and see images coming in every few minutes. I have done my part to help in a small way, But I believe that what we need to do is find a solution for the next time this happens. At this point in time we do not know if we’re dealing strictly with a red tide, I cyanobacteria outbreak, or a combination of both which is most likely. We also don’t know the size of the bloom, the statistics will be available hopefully in the coming weeks. Meanwhile we have over 100 people in the hospital. Everyone has a million questions, and so many answers from so many different places. It will take a very long time for scientist to figure out exactly why these red tide events are getting larger and lasting longer. I will keep you informed as best as I can. I have my mystery trip coming up in two days and hopefully I will have some fun videos from that trip which may turn out to be quite interesting… This one is a little bit different so I can’t tell you much more about it. Of course when I come back I’m going to head south to the area hardest hit and meet with some of the people that I’ve been talking to and working with. Thank you for your patience with my Instagram and all their pouring out of support for the Gulf of Mexico 🙏❤️🙏
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