~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #225: Wildlife Close to Home ~

At our home on the Long Beach Peninsula, Washington State USA, the birds are my main attraction. Though there are many other wild creatures, I rarely see them close enough to photograph unless they are no longer living. Seals and whales have washed up on the shore, and in the night I have heard (but not seen) live coyotes and tree frogs. Consequently, resident Black-tailed Mule Deer are a delight to see and photograph.

I have encountered the local Black Bears in person once, and again from a distance. I prefer from a distance!

To qualify as wildlife doesn’t mean being a red-blooded mammal! Many of the creatures I encounter on my excursions are insects and critters of the sea. Here are but a few.

Still, what I love most is the abundance of bird life on this peninsula at the western edge of the continent. I have delved into observing, photographing then doing research on the birds I’ve seen so that often I can identify them when I see them again. The older I get, the more important it is to me to learn!

In the interest of time, I will leave the names of these birds for you to guess. Or, you could email me if you really want to know. For now I sign off with a thanks to this week’s host for another outdoor adventure.

Wherever wildlife finds you, please honor our earth, be kind and stay safe.🐾

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16 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #225: Wildlife Close to Home ~

  1. Anne Sandler says:

    Great selection Lindy! I love your sea critters and birds. The bear adds excitement. Great post!!

  2. Wind Kisses says:

    The Pacific Northwest is so abundant with wildlife. Your words with your photos are so inviting, Lindy. I love the eagle and the bear.

  3. These are so photogenic. But these deer are so amazing. Anita

  4. Tina Schell says:

    Beautiful creatures all Lindy – and you are so right, there are as many sea creatures as there are on land and in the air! I’m so sorry to see your note to Anne about your friend. Thinking of you.

  5. JohnRH says:

    Great photos. Love that capture of the eagle and vulture. Sorry to hear about your friend.

  6. lulu says:

    Amazing what is found living around us when we pay attention.

  7. One of your best posts. Your artist’s eye and your curiosity about the world make a great team!

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