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