Mysterious Wildcats by Joel Sartore — FLOW ART STATION

Caracal Leopard Cat Canada Lynx clouded leopard African Wildcat Serval Rusty Spotted Cat African Golden Cat Sand Cat Asiatic Wildcat Leopard Cat Jaguarundis Eurasian Lynx Fishing Cat Iberian Lynx Palla’s Cat Marbled Cat Melanistic (black) Asian Golden Cat Margay Genetta maculata Geoffrey’s Cat Flat-Headed Cat Mysterious Wildcats by Joel Sartore In this series for […]

via Mysterious Wildcats by Joel Sartore — FLOW ART STATION

A must see!!! Wonderful photography throughout.

Chris & Carol

If we were water vapor… we could float with the clouds.

20170724_160649

Cumulus congestus – Towering cumulus.

20170724_160655

20170724_160711

Cumulus congestus to cumulonimbus.

20170724_160858

Cumulonimbus approaching the troposphere (fuzzy top).

Within a 5 minute period, these cumulus cloud clusters transitioned to towering cumulus (cumulus congestus) and then grew into a large cumulonimbus cloud mass that produced lightning and rain. They formed so quickly that they dissipated within another 10 minutes.

Florida Atlantic coast – mid afternoon – 7.24.2017

Chris

Turtle Power!

15510022

Along the banks of our backyard pond. There’s actually two turtles here. Known locally as Florida cooter or river cooter. These two are about football sized (American football).

Canon A-1 with Canon FD 500mm f8 Reflex Mirror lens on Fujicolor Superia.

Chris

Tuesday morning raindrops…

Raindrops on leaves – most magical green – saturated colors that excite.

20170606_090131_Richtone(HDR)

Crepe myrtle leaves dripping with rain.

20170606_090426

Flowering dogwood with bursts of green and red.

A rather rare occurrence here in Northeast Florida in early June – a long steady rain. After an extremely dry late winter and spring, rain has returned in a big way. Afternoon thunderstorms fill once dry ponds and bogs and gardens brim with life and color.

20170606_090640

Bald cypress branches hang low with wetness – maidenhair ferns pop with color and a chubby garden bird delights.

20170606_090656

Even the old boy himself can tolerate the rain…

…for a little bit at least.

20170606_090659

Pirate “enjoying” the rain. ^.^

And a blast of the most unnatural pink you’ll ever see!

20170606_090013_Richtone(HDR)

My daughter calls it “Barbie Pink”.

Thanks for visiting our garden on this rainy day!

Camera: Samsung Galaxy S4

Chris

 

Leave sleeping gators be…

DSC04953

Or maybe not…

DSC04955

Local pond gator doin’ his thing. He’s started to get interested in my presence.

DSC04958

Here’s Wally out of the pond.

DSC04951

Pond gators (what I call the local boys) are quite common around my neighborhood – but they are still gators, wild and unpredictable. I give these guys plenty of room and there’s usually a nice escape route available for me. It also helps to have some type of gator barrier (short seawalls work best) between you and your friend. DO NOT stand along the same shoreline of a small pond or swamp area with gators – they are super quick and can actually “climb” small obstacles.

Amelia Island Florida.

Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Chris