Thursday, 20 November 2014

Owls !

Owls are very popular birds, of course with birders, but also with non-birders and many wildlife photographers just love them as subjects. There are around 250 species globally (depending upon which taxonomic order is followed), occurring on every continent. Owls range in size from the huge Eurasian Eagle Owl, often 75cm long, to the tiny Elf Owl at 12cm. Females are usually bigger than males. This is a Eurasian Pygmy Owl Glaucidium passerinum, in the Austrian Alps (by kind permission of Thomas Hochebner).

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Wildlife: Three-toed Sloth

There are several species of sloth, all found in C & S America. They are said to be the slowest mammals on earth and once spotted are thus easy to observe and photograph! This is a Three-toed Sloth Bradypus variegatus in Costa Rica.