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Just Floatin’ Along

My photo today is a teal duck. I took this in Christchurch (the city that had the recent earthquake). This is the Avon river, which runs through the city. To visit more animal photos go to Camera Critters

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A New Zealand Tui

This is a photo of a tui, one of New Zealand's native birds. The tui is a very good mimic and each tui has its own repertoire of sounds. Some copy farmers whistling for dogs and others have been known to copy humans speaking. They can sound quite guttural with clicks...

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Oh, Give Me a Home Where The Buffalo Roam!

I took this photo of bison in Yellowstone National Park. They're very big up close and dangerous, yet many of the tourists we saw were busy stalking them with digital cameras. To view more animal photos visit Camera Critters

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Fancy a Chat?

I took this photo at the Sydney Easter Show earlier this year. This alpaca had a long conversation with me. I'm not sure what he was saying, but he was certainly cute with his tufty ears. To visit more animal photos go to Camera Critters.

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Snorkeling with Sharks and Stingrays in Moorea

I interviewed Mr. Munro this week about his recent experience snorkeling with sharks and stingrays. What made you decide to snorkel with stingrays and sharks? Moorea is a small but beautiful island. We could either explore the island or do some sort of water activity....

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Baby Animals…Aw, aren’t they cute?

There's nothing cuter than baby animals. I've posted these before, but I thought I'd repost them together as a set. This is Patch Adams, the puppy we fostered for the SPCA. He's now adopted out and is hanging out with his new owners. This is Bugs. He was weaned about...

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Helmet Dive in Bora Bora

This week I thought I'd combine my Camera Critters photo with a story about our visit to Bora Bora. Helmet Diving in Bora Bora by Shelley Munro One of the fun parts of travel is the planning of a holiday. There’s the research, both online and in books, the...

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The Big Red was a Winner

This is the skeleton of the champion racehorse, Phar Lap. Phar Lap, which is Thai for lightning in the sky, was a chestnut. He was born near Timaru, New Zealand in 1926 and died in Menlo Park, California in 1932 after eating poisoned grass. He was poisoned on purpose,...

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