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Beautiful Animals

 
 
Roberta
 
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Reply Wed 10 Jan, 2007 11:53 pm
Here's a cougar, puma, and mountain lion, all rolled into one.

http://dingo.care2.com/photos/4/4033a.jpg
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dadpad
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 12:22 am
corrroberee frog

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002558F/Yellow_and_black_frog_aust.jpg
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 01:13 am
Spectacular, dadpad.

Here's a fire skink:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/tetlee/Picture176.jpg
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 04:58 am
An orchid mantis. In other words, a fancy shmancy bug.


http://images.acclaimimages.com/_gallery/_SM2/0272-0605-2215-2309_SM2.jpg
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 06:12 am
Nice thread, Roberta!

I've been looking for photographs of otters (I love em!) but haven't found any really good ones yet.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 06:24 am
msolga! Great to see you here. Love otters. Great faces, beautiful coats. Lithe bods. Keep looking till you find one that says "otter" to you.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 06:35 am
How about some grazers? Impalas.

http://www.shunya.net/Pictures/Tanzania/Selous/Impala12.jpg
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 06:41 am
Lovely! So graceful, Roberta!

I think the problem with otters is that they don't stop still long enough for the photographers to take a decent picture. Lots of blurry shots, I've found. Cheeky little pranksters they are! Very Happy
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 07:04 am
I've always considered the almiqui to be one of the most beautiful animals on the planet. Everything about it -- the facial structure, the lustrous coat, the graceful flow of the body -- it's all there. One magnificent animal....

http://www.wangqi.com/upload/2006_04/060421215740097.jpg
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 07:17 am
And why does the expression "smooth as silk" come to mind when viewing this soft creature?

http://www.livescience.com/images/ls_ugliest_matamata_02.jpg
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 07:26 am
I also love giraffes! Could watch them for hours.

http://www.wildlife-pictures-online.com/image-files/giraffe_ngr-4450.jpg
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 07:29 am
I have a picture of my brother feeding a giraffe on a friend's ranch in Texas.

My brother is standing on the top rail of a fence and extending a rather large tree branch upward toward the giraffe. The giraffe is reaching down to nibble on the branch.

My brother looks like he is about one foot tall, such is the enormity of the spotted beast.
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 07:36 am
They are wonderful, aren't they?

They way they move, in slow motion ......
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 07:52 am
Roberta wrote:
An orchid mantis. In other words, a fancy shmancy bug.


http://images.acclaimimages.com/_gallery/_SM2/0272-0605-2215-2309_SM2.jpg


WOW! I have never seen anything quite like that!

Preying mantis' kinda freak me out. But that one is almost cool.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 07:55 am
Thought this was cute....just for you msolga.

http://www.eveandersson.com/photos/usa/wa/seattle/aquarium-otter-sleeping-large.jpg

http://www.otter.org/Tweed.jpg
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 11:30 am
Gus, Never heard of an almiqui until I read your post. They do have their charm. Love the toitle. Very prehistoric.

msolga, I was gonna add giraffes today. You saved me the trouble. They're wonderful to watch as they move.

Bella Dea, I too usually am uncomfortable with mantises. They look like what I think aliens might look like. But the orchid mantis looks, well, like an orchid. And love dem otters.
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 04:43 pm
Wow!

Oscar (or Olive!) the otter! Very Happy

Thank you, Bella!

Bella Dea wrote:
Thought this was cute....just for you msolga.

http://www.eveandersson.com/photos/usa/wa/seattle/aquarium-otter-sleeping-large.jpg

http://www.otter.org/Tweed.jpg
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gwendolen
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 04:48 pm
I think otters are supercute, but what about this guy?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/81/232624371_fb281ca816.jpg
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 05:00 pm
I took one look at that face, Gwendolen, and thought "hyena." Am I right? Hyenas fascinate me. (What animal doesn't? Don't know. Haven't found one yet.) Interesting matriarchal society. Faster than they look. And excellent hunters. Now that I've said all that, watch this. Gwendolen will come back and tell us it's not a hyena.
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gwendolen
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jan, 2007 05:06 pm
Lol. It's a young hyena.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/85/232623737_4ec68d96b1.jpg
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