As is now tradition, I wanted to review the last year and see what goals I was able to accomplish from my bucket list. Last year was another fantastic 365 days! I traveled to three different countries leading to whole new adventures and experiences
I am including only the highlights from this year in this post (for the full list just click the link above). I am also only showing one or two images of each species/location, if you want to see all the pictures from that subject just click that name and the link will take you to the appropriate gallery.
Visit and or Explore
Andes (2015, 2016, 2017)
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) in dry puna, Abra Granada, Andes, northwestern Argentina
Lechwe (Kobus leche) females in floodplain at dawn, Busanga Plains, Kafue National Park, Zambia
Every South American Country (Bolivia 2015, Argentina 2015, 2016, 2017, Chile 2017)
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) female in front of mountains, Torres del Paine, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) twenty-one month old sub-adult female, Kafue National Park, Zambia
Geoffroy’s Cat (Leopardus geoffroyi), habituated female, Ibera Provincial Reserve, Ibera Wetlands, Argentina
African Lion (Panthera leo) six year old male smelling air, Kafue National Park, Zambia
1000 bird species in the wild (I am at 294)
Wattled Crane (Grus carunculata) flying over floodplain, Busanga Plains, Kafue National Park, Zambia
Lesser Rhea (Rhea pennata), Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) flock taking flight, Amelia Island, Florida
300 mammal species in the wild (I am at 151)
Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) sub-adults huddled together and sleeping, Ibera Provincial Reserve, Ibera Wetlands, Argentina
Marsh Deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) buck feeding on aquatic plants in marsh with Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa) on back, Ibera Provincial Reserve, Ibera Wetlands, Argentina
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) three year old male feeding on male Puku (Kobus vardonii) kill, Kafue National Park, Zambia
Every endangered or threatened animal in California (7 out of 130)
Photographed this threatened Santa Catalina Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae) running, Santa Catalina Island, Channel Islands, California last year.
Another spectacular year, which always gives me enthusiasm for making next year even better!
How about you, anything particular that you photographed in 2017 that you are really happy/proud of?
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