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Ramani is a beautiful Sarus crane who transferred from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to Mesker Park Zoo about two years ago, as construction began on a new aquatics area. Really miss this lovely bird who almost always came over to acknowledge me and visit with me as I passed by her habitat. In my mind, I can still see Ramani running from the far sIde of her habitat to greet me. There is no doubt she has won  hearts of new friends in Illinois who love her too.

#saruscrane #ramani #cheyennemountainzoo #yearofthebird2018 #birdshots #birdphotography
#birdsofinstagram #bird #aves #natgeoyourshot #mikescamera #preening #feathers #zoophotograghy #coloradosprings #colorado #coloradotravel #travel #coloradosprings #godsamazingcreatures #learnaboutgodbyobservingnature #canonusa #canonmemories #canonanimalphotography #tamron #tamronlens #beak #stophabitatdestruction #iucnvunurablestatus #protectwetlands #conservepreserveprotect
Ramani is a beautiful Sarus crane who transferred from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to Mesker Park Zoo about two years ago, as construction began on a new aquatics area. Really miss this lovely bird who almost always came over to acknowledge me and visit with me as I passed by her habitat. In my mind, I can still see Ramani running from the far sIde of her habitat to greet me. There is no doubt she has won hearts of new friends in Illinois who love her too. #saruscrane  #ramani  #cheyennemountainzoo  #yearofthebird2018  #birdshots  #birdphotography  #birdsofinstagram  #bird  #aves  #natgeoyourshot  #mikescamera  #preening  #feathers  #zoophotograghy  #coloradosprings  #colorado  #coloradotravel  #travel  #coloradosprings  #godsamazingcreatures  #learnaboutgodbyobservingnature  #canonusa  #canonmemories  #canonanimalphotography  #tamron  #tamronlens  #beak  #stophabitatdestruction  #iucnvunurablestatus  #protectwetlands  #conservepreserveprotect 
Milkweed is a host plant for Monarch ๐Ÿฆ‹. The floss from milkweed seed pods are often used to line hummingbird nests. Seed pods are quite lovely as they pop open and spill their feathery contents.

#milkweed #milkweedseedpod #macro_captures #macrocanon #mikescamera #tamron #tamronlens #coloradosprings #colorado #coloradotravel #travel #coloradonaturewalk #nature #naturalbeauty #fountaincreeknaturecenter #godscreationisbeautiful #godsgiftofnature #reducereuserecycle #conservepreserveprotect #protectwetlands #respectwildlife #Monarch๐Ÿฆ‹ #floral_shots
Milkweed is a host plant for Monarch ๐Ÿฆ‹. The floss from milkweed seed pods are often used to line hummingbird nests. Seed pods are quite lovely as they pop open and spill their feathery contents. #milkweed  #milkweedseedpod  #macro_captures  #macrocanon  #mikescamera  #tamron  #tamronlens  #coloradosprings  #colorado  #coloradotravel  #travel  #coloradonaturewalk  #nature  #naturalbeauty  #fountaincreeknaturecenter  #godscreationisbeautiful  #godsgiftofnature  #reducereuserecycle  #conservepreserveprotect  #protectwetlands  #respectwildlife  #Monarch ๐Ÿฆ‹ #floral_shots 
Did you know Garden of the Gods has its very own dinosaur namedTheiophytalia kerri? It was discovered by a Colorado College professor in 1878. Fall is a fantastic time of year to see the beautiful vistas and discover the rich history of this park standing under watch of Pikes Peak. 
#theiophytaliakerri #dinosaur #gardenofthegods #colorfulcolorado #coloradotravel #travelphotography #travel #colorado #fall #naturewalk #redrockformations #coloradosprings #coloradospringsattractions #landscapephotographyofinstagram #scaredground #godsamazinglandscape #canonlandscape #godrevealshimselfthroughnature #canonusa #tamron #tamronlens #respecttheland #reducereuserecycle #canonphotography
Did you know Garden of the Gods has its very own dinosaur namedTheiophytalia kerri? It was discovered by a Colorado College professor in 1878. Fall is a fantastic time of year to see the beautiful vistas and discover the rich history of this park standing under watch of Pikes Peak. #theiophytaliakerri  #dinosaur  #gardenofthegods  #colorfulcolorado  #coloradotravel  #travelphotography  #travel  #colorado  #fall  #naturewalk  #redrockformations  #coloradosprings  #coloradospringsattractions  #landscapephotographyofinstagram  #scaredground  #godsamazinglandscape  #canonlandscape  #godrevealshimselfthroughnature  #canonusa  #tamron  #tamronlens  #respecttheland  #reducereuserecycle  #canonphotography 
Black swallowtail landed briefly on rue for a quick photo opportunity. Who โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹? Avoid the use of pesticides on your lawn and garden to #savepolinators .

#blackswallowtailbutterfly #blackswallowtail #rue #papiliopolyxenes #papiliopolyxenesfabricius #findgodinnature #findgodinallthings #flylikeabutterfly #๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹ #polinators #delicatebutstrong #nature_up_close #canonphotography #canon #tamron #tamronlens #coloradosprings #colorado #coloradotravel #travel #mybackyard  #backyardphotography
Black swallowtail landed briefly on rue for a quick photo opportunity. Who โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹? Avoid the use of pesticides on your lawn and garden to #savepolinators  . #blackswallowtailbutterfly  #blackswallowtail  #rue  #papiliopolyxenes  #papiliopolyxenesfabricius  #findgodinnature  #findgodinallthings  #flylikeabutterfly  #๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹ #polinators  #delicatebutstrong  #nature_up_close  #canonphotography  #canon  #tamron  #tamronlens  #coloradosprings  #colorado  #coloradotravel  #travel  #mybackyard  #backyardphotography 
Montana, a bald eagle, was preening his feathers. Bald eagles found are throughout North America where they fill a niche as both predator and scavenger. Bald eagles are sexually dimorphic with the female of the species being larger than the male.

#baldeagle #haliaeetusleucocephalus #montana #cheyennemountainzoo #zoophotograghy #coloradosprings #colorado #coloradotravel #travel #aves  #predator #scavenger #northamericanbirds #majestic_birds #birdsofinstagram #godsmajesticcreatures #findgodinnature #canonusa #tamron #tamronlens #preservenaturalhabitats #preserveconserveprotect #reducereuserecycle #bestofcanon #preening #feathers #beak #canonglobal #canon_photo
Montana, a bald eagle, was preening his feathers. Bald eagles found are throughout North America where they fill a niche as both predator and scavenger. Bald eagles are sexually dimorphic with the female of the species being larger than the male. #baldeagle  #haliaeetusleucocephalus  #montana  #cheyennemountainzoo  #zoophotograghy  #coloradosprings  #colorado  #coloradotravel  #travel  #aves  #predator  #scavenger  #northamericanbirds  #majestic_birds  #birdsofinstagram  #godsmajesticcreatures  #findgodinnature  #canonusa  #tamron  #tamronlens  #preservenaturalhabitats  #preserveconserveprotect  #reducereuserecycle  #bestofcanon  #preening  #feathers  #beak  #canonglobal  #canon_photo 
Even American alligators take time to stop and smell the ๐ŸŒพ's!! Alligators can live up to 50 years and go through as many as 3,000 teeth during their lifetime. They have an average of 74 to 80 teeth in their mouth at one time.

#americanalligator #alligatormississippiensis #cheyennemountainzoo #travelphotography #zoophotograghy #colorado #coloradotravel #travel #coloradospringsattractions #canonusa #tamron #tamronlens #iamnotapurse #preservenaturalhabitats #conservepreserveprotect #godlovesallhiscreatures #allgodcreaturesareprecious ##alligatoridea #reptiles #scalestailsandteeth #teeth #zoophotograghy #reptilesofinstagram #allcreationsings
Even American alligators take time to stop and smell the ๐ŸŒพ's!! Alligators can live up to 50 years and go through as many as 3,000 teeth during their lifetime. They have an average of 74 to 80 teeth in their mouth at one time. #americanalligator  #alligatormississippiensis  #cheyennemountainzoo  #travelphotography  #zoophotograghy  #colorado  #coloradotravel  #travel  #coloradospringsattractions  #canonusa  #tamron  #tamronlens  #iamnotapurse  #preservenaturalhabitats  #conservepreserveprotect  #godlovesallhiscreatures  #allgodcreaturesareprecious  ##alligatoridea  #reptiles  #scalestailsandteeth  #teeth  #zoophotograghy  #reptilesofinstagram  #allcreationsings 
Unless you have been to Papa New Guinea  you probably haven't had a chance to meet a spiny devil walking stick. Their length is impressive aroud 4.7" for males and 5.5" for females of this wingless species. These insects are carefully handled both for their wellbeing and to make sure none escape into the Colorado wild where they could become an invasive species. Spiny devils are nocturnal insects with a life expectancy of two years.

#eurycanthahorrida #spinydevilwalkingstick #nocturnal #wingless #insects_of_our_world #cheyennemountainzoo #travelphotography #zoophotograghy #pricklysituation #godlovesallhiscreatures #godrevealshimselfthroughnature #colorado #coloradotravel #travel #coloradosprings #coloradospringsattractions #canonusa #tamron #tamronlens #canonmoment #makingmemories
Unless you have been to Papa New Guinea you probably haven't had a chance to meet a spiny devil walking stick. Their length is impressive aroud 4.7" for males and 5.5" for females of this wingless species. These insects are carefully handled both for their wellbeing and to make sure none escape into the Colorado wild where they could become an invasive species. Spiny devils are nocturnal insects with a life expectancy of two years. #eurycanthahorrida  #spinydevilwalkingstick  #nocturnal  #wingless  #insects_of_our_world  #cheyennemountainzoo  #travelphotography  #zoophotograghy  #pricklysituation  #godlovesallhiscreatures  #godrevealshimselfthroughnature  #colorado  #coloradotravel  #travel  #coloradosprings  #coloradospringsattractions  #canonusa  #tamron  #tamronlens  #canonmoment  #makingmemories