I’ve been noticing more and more in my daily life that our existence is filled with beautiful opportunities, moment by moment, to perceive life however we please. The only thing we’ll ever truly have control over is ourself. So find peace that this life is as amazing as you can think it is, and go live it.
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Coyote keeping its distance from this fresh bison carcass as another more dominant coyote gets its fill. As I mentioned in my previous post; this bison died of natural causes & I along with a hand full of other individuals helped two park rangers relocate this carcass further from the road side to give these & other scavengers their space. Seamed as if there were some sort of pecking order with several of these coyotes. I would watch one single coyote feed as the others would wait their turn. There would only be one brawl between two of the half dozen or so coyotes and lucky for me I was there to photograph it. I’ll be sharing some of those images in some of my future posts. @mark.payton.photography
Canon 1DX MKII
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS
Canon EF 2XIII Extender
Effective focal length: 800mm
ISO 1000 • f/5.6 • 1/3200 sec
Happy Saturday! This week's Saturday In The Wild goes underwater to explore some of the most dangerous sea creatures. Enjoy!
LIONFISH - This red, white and zebra striped fish is about as small as a “tea cup” with very dangerous venom and a deadly sting.
GREAT WHITE SHARK - Great white sharks are responsible for the greatest number of recorded shark attacks on humans.
SEA SNAKE - These snakes have adapted to life in salty sea water. They are commonly found in the Indian and Pacific Ocean and they come in many different sizes and colors.
CONE SNAIL - There are approximately 500 species of cone snails, the textile cone snail being the deadliest. They have also been responsible for a number of human deaths.
TIGER SHARK - Tiger sharks are found close to the coast in tropical waters. They like to stay in deep waters, but seek prey in shallow water. It is said that tiger sharks like to eat literally everything, and they eat their prey whole.
BOX JELLYFISH - Box Jellyfish are among the most dangerous because they have extremely powerful venom. Stings from them have caused death amongst humans.
BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS - Commonly found in the Pacific and Indian Oceans are the venomous blue-ringed octopi. Don’t let their small size fool you, they like to hide in crevices and camouflage.
SALTWATER CROCODILE - National Geographic says that they will literally feed on anything they can get their jaws on. They live an average life span of 70 years in the wild and can be found on land and in water.
BARRACUDA - Although they rarely attack humans, they do have extremely sharp teeth, which are known to cause a very painful bite.