I haven’t done one of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges in a while, but when I saw this one, I thought I might be able to find a few pics for it, and I was right.
Here’s one of my favourites, taken at SeaWorld in San Diego. Nap time for this adorable baby Polar Bear. For now, he’s just so cuddly, but can you imagine that one day he will weigh well over 350 kgs?
This pic reminds me of Leonard Cohen’s classic song “Bird on the wire.”
Shamu, the amazing six ton Orca is probably singing, “Wow, look at me now!” as he does his solo act for the adoring SeaWorld crowds.
Another very formidable creature, is the Bison or American Buffalo, seen in Yellowstone National Park. These animals can weigh anything from 318 to 1,000 kg, so you really don’t want to get too close.
A little smaller, and a far less deadly opponent, is this cute seagull, spotted in Cornwall England. I wonder which “little dickie bird” he is, Peter or Paul?
This Red Cardinal, is making the most of his time alone with the bird feeder here in Florida.
This Red-Eyed Tree Frog in Costa Rica, looks very comfy as he naps on a cool green leaf, oblivious to all the tourists snapping his pic.
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Amazing shots, I have to admit though: the one of the bird on the wire has stolen my heart! I love it! Giana xx
Thanks, Giana. I also love this photo. 🙂
Thanks, Naomi. 🙂
Great interpretation my friend for this week theme 🙂
Thanks so much, Jake. 🙂
A wonderful gallery Sylvia! The Polar bear is darling, and I particularly love the ‘bird on a wire’ 🙂
Thanks so much, Madhu. 🙂
A very nice collection and response to the challenge. Those bison are something, aren’t they? Imagine thousands of them stampeding across The Prairies. What a sight that must have been.
Thanks, John. Stampeding Bison isn’t something I’d want to get caught up in. 😯
You have mastered the art of photographing animals. Now, I’m quite shy showing my SD Zoo pics.
Hehehe. You….shy?? I don’t believe it. Thanks for the compliment, Rommel. 🙂
I really like your photos in this post … My favourites are, the Orca, the Polar Bear and the Bison … // Maria 🙂
Thanks so much, Maria. 🙂
Very nice AD 🙂
Thanks, Frizz. I especially love this live version. He has only improved with age. Brilliant! 🙂
Breathtaking! Polar bear just so huggable and the jumping Killer Whale, a thrilling moment every time.
I keep going back to the photo of the cuddly polar bear 😀 an adorable creature. And the frog, the birds and bison, all of them are fun to watch. Thanks!
Thanks, Marion. Gotta love that cute polar baby. 🙂
A lovely serie! Nice to see!
Thanks so much, Hans. 🙂
Beautiful photos! My favorite is the ‘bird on the wire’.
Thanks so much. He looked so at home up there. Maybe it was his favourite spot. 🙂
i really enjoyed your collection – fun to see the polar bear hugging the water bottle. aww, so cute.
Thanks, Sun. Yes he was the cutest little bear I ever saw. 🙂
Excuse me but has that polar bear got a red hot water bottle in his paws? 🙂
It’s his comfort toy. 🙂
I find hot water bottles comforting too! 🙂
I don’t need one here, but maybe next week when I’m up in freezing cold NJ, I’ll be glad of one.
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I would love to snuggle with the polar bear–until he wakes up.
He does look very snuggly, doesn’t he? 🙂
Nice choices, my two favorites are the first two.
Thanks so much. I fell in love with him too. 🙂
You have really wonderful pictures ad. These are great!
Thanks so much. i do always manage to find something for the challenge. 🙂
I could resist to give you this one … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qvW63z1uzg
This gave me ‘ducky-bumps’. 🙂 I listened to all 7+ minutes, and enjoyed it immensely. I think I must get the updated version on my iPod, as I only have the original. Thanks so much.
Glad you enjoy it!
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Beautiful, AD, all of them including the bison. I would love to know how you file your photo’s to be able to access them so easily – or can you?
Thanks so much, adee. I have all my photos on a hard drive, filed under either the year or the place. It often does take quite some effort to locate the pics I want. 🙂
Well chosen Sylvia !
Love that bright red cardinal 🙂 wish we had some birds.. any birds in the garden .. very few to be seen at the moment .
Thanks, Poppy. Don’t you even have any hardy little robins?
No dear little robins .. so far just two fat pigeons 🙂
Are you feeding them too much? 🙂
dal più grande al più piccolo, la grande varietà di vita sulla nostra stupefacenrte terra!
Proprio così! Grazie mille, Ventis. xx
Wonderful collection, each one of them is lovely.
Thanks so much, Indira. 🙂
Love the polar bear 🙂
Me too, Tandy. He wouldn’t fit in my bag though. 🙂
Lovely as always. My favorite is seeing the houses clinging to the cliffs in the gull shot.
Thanks, Gunta. Yes, Cornwall is quite famous for precariously perched houses. 🙂
Leonard Cohen? Smoky, sexy, crazy, fun! 😉
Cute polar bear, if you can say that about a giant scary bear. 😉
Oh yes, I so agree with you, Gemma. His voice has aged rather well too. 🙂
Sometimes it’s nice to be…alone 🙂
Definitely so, RoSy. 🙂
Six tonne…how does he jump like that. I’d be flat out on the bottom at that weight….just amazing the orca can still be so agile. Lovely “alone” shots all of them. They remind me of that song……”All by myself”
Thanks so much, Michelle. It is quite amazing, isn’t it? I remember that mournful song, so well. 🙂
Splendid Sylvia, except perhaps the pesky seagull 😉
Thanks, Gilly. So, you think he was planning some mischief? 🙂
Ha! Good to see you around lady. I like that bison and seagull shot. It’s funny you were my 800th follower 🙂 Glad you followed me twice. Hey what happened to your other blog?
I shall aspire to 800 followers on my new blog. I was almost at 900 on my old one. I decided to start afresh, in the hope that I could lose a couple of followers who I couldn’t get rid of any other way. I suppose it was a bit drastic, but worth it. 🙂
Thanks so much. 🙂
these are wonderful!
Thanks so much, Cindy. 🙂
lol…awesome “alone” photos…
Thanks, Heather. Glad you liked them. 🙂
love your pictures! the red cardinal looks sharp. reminds me of one who comes and visits us in the springtime. i wonder though if it’s the same red cardinal that comes each time. 🙂
Thanks, Lola. Yes, the Red Cardinal was having a whale of a time, with all those seeds to himself. 🙂
I like the last shot 🙂
Thanks, Amy. These frogs are only active at night, so he was fast asleep, safe in the knowledge that he was well camouflaged on the green of the leaf. 🙂
The Polar Bear is so sweet. 🙂
Yes, I wanted to take him home with me. 🙂
I have a cat that looks like that polar bear. Seriously, she is an all white cat and rather… how should I put this? Weightly? If I put her in with a polar bear and it’s cubs mom would probably just adopt the cat thinking it looked about right. 🙂
Hahaha. I think the mommy Polar Bear would get suspicious when your cat didn’t grow at the same rate as her other babies. I also suspect your cat would object to the cold, and the lack of a sofa or bed to recline on. 🙂
Love the cardinal and the frog. Not so much Shamu. Having watched ‘Blackfish’ documentary wish I had never taken my kids to SeaWorld :-(.
Thanks, footsy. I haven’t seen the documentary.
Beautiful alone photos!! Thanks so much for participating!
Thanks, Cee. I enjoyed doing your challenge. 🙂
I love the little bird perched so carefully between the sharp tips of wire. He looks
right at home!
Thanks, Elisa. Yes, he does look very comfortable there. I had to get his photo. 🙂
Neat! you’ve captured them all 🙂 I saw shamu way back when I was a kid, sure puts on quite the show 🙂
Thanks, Andy. Yes it was a very exciting show indeed.