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