South African Ostrich
A high-key image (shot upwards into a bright sky) of a female South African Ostrich, the largest living bird species on the planet. Taken at African Lion Safari.
Flight of the Nazca Booby
While on our Galapagos live-a-board off the coast of Espanola Island, I captured this Nazca Booby flying along side the ship.
Blue-Footed Booby Couple
Funny-Faced capture of two Blue-Footed Boobies during their mating ritual on Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Out in the Rain Forests of Roatan, Honduras, I came across this stunning curious Scarlet Macaw. This fellow posed nicely for me, before taking a button from my hat and then flying off.
Headshot of the Endangered Waved Albatross, taken near Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Galapagos Fur Seal and Pup
Laying on the sandy beach at Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos, I captured this mother Galapagos Fur Seal and her young pup having an afternoon nap.
A Killdeer trying to decoy me away from its nearby nest in a grass field. Image captured near my home in Port Perry, Canada.
Sitting on a rock ledge in the Chiswell Island was a small flock of Common Murres taking a rest after a little fishing.
Lesser Dog-Like Bat
Walking along the rocky coastline of Costa Rica, I happened upon a small cave containing a colony of bats. This I believe is a Lesser Dog-Like Bat, although I'm not certain as Costa Rica is home to some 110 species of bats.
The Rothschild's Giraffe, one the tallest animals on the planet, is also one of the most endangered species of giraffe in the world, with less than 1500 known survivors.
Image of a Blue-Grey Tanager perched on a tree, one of South America's favorite little songbirds.
With the help of some Pineapple, I able to get a close-up shot of this noisy, gregarious White-Throated Magpie-Jay. Image taken in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Image of a female Mallard Duck resting on our cottage dock, in the Algonquin Highlands.
Was on the Eastern shore of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia when I came across a large flock of Sandpipers on the shoreline. As I approached, they took flight and I grabbed my camera to capture this image.
Captured this Black Vulture standing on a rocky coastline airing out his wings, in Guanacaste Costa Rica.
Mantled Howler Monkey
Was taking a walk on a nature trail in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, and came across a small troop of Mantled Howler Monkeys up in the trees.
Little Purple Finch (also known as the Rose Finch) with slighted ruffed head feathers, perching on a branch in the Algonquin Highlands.
White-Faced Capuchin Monkey
Was photographing the Central Pacific Coastline at El Jobo, Costa Rica, when a troop of White-Faced Capuchin Moneys decended from the Jungle to investigate.
Great White Egret in Flight
Was just outside of the Everglades Safari Park in Miami Florida when a Great White Egret took flight across the Tamiami Trail.
Swimming Tuffed Puffin
Tuffed Puffin swimming in Aialik Bay near the Chiswell Islands, Alaska.
Pacific Sea Nettle
The beautiful but dangerous Pacific Sea Nettle sporting its long, spiraling, white oral arms and the 24 undulating maroon tentacles. This Pacific Sea Nettle can have a bell more than 3 feet in diameter with tentacles trailing as long as 15 feet.
Low-Key portrait of a large male White Rhino that has just finished rubbing his face in the dirt to try and rid himself of some flies. Image taken at the African Lion Safari reserve.
Fishing or just cooling off in some cool river waters, this beautiful Grizzly Bear seemed be be really enjoying himself.
Save the Whales
A young rescued Beluga Whale curiously swimming around under the protection of his temporary new home, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Program.
Great Frigatebird Mating Ritual
Beautiful male Great Frigatebird displaying his bright red gular sac in efforts to entice a female to be his mate. Photo taken on Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Was on a boat just off the coast of North Seymour Island in the Galapagos when a small flock of Great Frigatebirds flew overhead in a very tight well arranged formation. Quickly grabbed for my camera to capture this image.
Beautiful wild White-Tailed Deer looked up at me while grazing in a field in the Alginquin Highlands, near Algonquin Park.
Closeup headshot of a Tufted Puffin taken near Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska.
© 2018 Malcolm Thornton
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