Animals Meerkat Round-tailed ground squirrel munching on a slice of apple Prairie dogs Black-and-white version of a Malayan tiger Bobcat Big yawn! Elk. Taken in Nebraska Grizzly bear An African lion yawns. If you look closely, you can see drops of saliva. Malayan tiger Bearded dragons A ring-tailed lemur eating breakfast Horse grazing peacefully near Sonoita, Arizona Gray fox Gray fox Malayan tiger Two ring-tailed lemurs Love the details in the whiskers. Mom and Dad African lions share a moment. This horse came right up to me during my visit to southeastern Nebraska in May 2014. He was probably more curious about my camera than me! Up close and very personal! Sumatran tiger Andean bear; notice the water dripping from his mouth. The cutest! Amur tiger cub Jaguar licking her nose Andean bear shaking off water just after a swim Golden lion tamarin enjoys breakfast African lion and her cub Squirrel monkey The otter is just chilling. we humans should follow suit! Prairie dog family Squirrel monkey Daddy lion does NOT want to play, OK? This Malayan tiger was in a playful mood. Prairie dog Meerkat (it’s just a “mere cat”) This is MY carrot and, no, I am not sharing! Golden lion tamarin Otter floating on his back Tigers are powerful, beautiful cats. A lion cub plays with a pumpkin–and no one had better try to take it away from him! Baboon Ocelot I’ve got a secret! Sumatran tiger Another photo of the sun bear Bearded dragons Malayan tiger Mother Amur tiger; these tigers are native to eastern Russia. I love the detail in the white hairs on this animal. Two grizzly bears engage in playful fun–or not! The Andean bear cools off with a swim. Ring-tailed lemur playing with his tail Malayan tiger The majestic African lion Two bearded dragons A jaguar drinks to stay cool in the summer heat. Yes, there is an elk underneath these massive antlers. Yup! Same turtle. Same carrot! All you have to do is give me that wink! Bobcat Andean bear goes for a swim. Bearded dragon Profile of a zebra Bighorn sheep Grizzly bear About to nod off. Just after taking this photo, this Amur tiger cub fell asleep. African lion on the prowl Another photo of “Dolly Llama” Notice the water line and the whiskers in this photo of an otter. A horse explores his boundaries in southeastern Nebraska. Black-and-white version of a tiger going for a swim This meerkat has his eye on something! Andean bear enjoying a summer swim Taken in northeast Tucson The watchful eye of a lion cub A horse grazes on a farm in southeastern Nebraska. Try as he might, this otter could NOT swallow the seashell–which is a good thing! Cowgirl; notice the leaning of the horse, his tail, and the dirt being kicked up. The puma Cotton-topped tamarin Nandi loves playing with sticks! This turtle is scary-looking! Prairie dog This little guy knows how to pose for a photo! A bearded dragon notices his reflection. A red panda Two meerkats at play A black-and-white photo of a bearded dragon Macaque This capybara just finished devouring a green bamboo reed. Turtle having lunch This tiger decided it was high time to show everyone who is boss. This African lion doesn’t “tire” easily! Two common rheas; native to South America This otter had a lot of fun playing with a pod from a mesquite ebony tree. Flamingo; notice the water droplet. African lion; get some sleep! Five red-eared slider turtles bask in the sun at Agua Caliente Park in Tucson. Agave cactus provides a nice backdrop for the Mexican gray wolf. Macaque–this time in black and white This female lion cub has her eyes on something! Take notice of the details in the turtle’s tongue. This tortoise enjoys playing in the water after a rain in Tucson. African lion The male African lion One is tired; one wants a handout! A bison is licking his chops on the Midwestern prairie. Two red-eared slider turtles basking in the Tucson sun A red panda, about six months old Just what you wanted to see today: the inside of a tortoise’s mouth! Black-and-white photos of this tiger add a nice touch Collared lizard Two lemurs. I had to be patient in order to get two in the same photo, but it paid off. An otter enjoying a swim. The tapir cooling off during hot summer months Sun bear Notice the rust colors in his beautiful coat. Jaguar Nandi and her Mom, Semba Amur tiger cub; notice his already large paws. Lowland leopard frog Malayan tiger going for a leisurely swim Mother lion and her cubs The red panda is a cute, adorable animal. Even prairie dogs know it’s best to say “grace” before meals. Quite the upclose shot of a bear claw. I wouldn’t want to tangle with this guy! Tapir Black-and-white ruffed lemur Female African lion Mandrill; great colors! Upclose photo of a horse Tortoise eating a healthful lunch Elephants love to eat the bark from tree branches. Malayan tiger going for a swim A tree lizard leaps down a mesquite tree in Tucson. Malayan tiger Notice the tongue and the laid-back ears. Bear claws Big yawn! This Malayan tiger needs a nap. Andean bear Nandi playing in dirt and mud. Mountain lion Turtle trying to eat his carrot. He really struggled with this and was fun to watch. Nandi was born at the Tucson Zoo on August 20, 2014. What a cutie! Ring-tailed lemur Baird’s taper going for a swim Prairie dogs Upclose photo of a horse; notice the detail in the eyelashes. A friendly round-tailed ground squirrel Meerkat as a sentry to watch over other family members Golden Tamir monkey Malayan tiger Giraffe having lunch Black jaguar An absolutely adorable squirrel monkey Taken in northeast Tucson Mexican gray wolf The grizzly bear snags an orange for breakfast.