My Indoor and Outdoor Photography | Wildlife/Animals/Pets

Mali, the Captive Elephant

By on March 23, 2017

Sri Lankan elephant named Mali inside an enclosure at Manila Zoo (Formerly known as Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden) Mali the only captive elephant in the Philippines  has already endured 43 years of extreme confinement.

If ever, I don’t want animal to suffer, I already mentioned this before for the ” Migratory Birds of Malaysia” and to repeat it once again here. I just remember the practice of one biologist in Zimbabwe, they capture animals by shooting with guns that fire darts filled with tranquilizing drugs, the same technique to capture free roaming animals.

Every year, elephants are being slaughtered and killed for their ivory tusks. I was told, most tusks taken in the past 20 to 30 years shipped through different countries around the globe. Is this a joke? Feeling so sad for this, what can you do about it?

My only dream for Mali , to be reunited with her related family in a good habitat, a native vegetation back home. How nice to see her reunited with other herbs happily waving her tusks doing greeting ceremonies with the group. Perhaps, there’s still hope for Mali, I’ll pray for that!

 

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Black Monarch Butterfly in the Garden

By on November 1, 2016

Another quick snapshot of Monarch butterfly done today. It appeared just after the rainfall and here it goes! The wings widely spread-out. Thanks God! it seems she’s showing the color pattern of her wings. The shiny black colorful pattern, this is a bad warning to any predators as it is said to be poisonous! The position, you can easily identify what kind of butterfly is this.

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Seagulls/ Egrets/ King Fishers

By on October 4, 2016

Intensely social and inspiring to watch some seagulls, egrets and king fishers, all fish-eating -birds making a dive racing downward and dipping their bills to catch a fish. For the birds eating fish, Manila Bay is a good and wide feeding ground here in the city proper. I’m just wondering, where is their nesting site?

I’m not only a bird watcher, I’m here to take snapshots for the water birds but clouds getting thicker and dark clouds filled the blue sky as afternoon rain is about to come in minutes. I can smell the bay water, the blizzard sound of wave as the wind blew cold. It was almost like a night as thunder roared so load came with the rain. If only I can fly and wheel like a bird, would be joining the group diving and enjoying the rain..

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All About Inca Dove

By on July 15, 2016

Inca Dove

It is said to be that doves may live, feeding and gather in large flocks but this Inca dove is solitary(existing alone) It is quite different from the rest being solitaire. At first, I thought it was a turtle dove as it is not a familiar visitor in our backyard but I’m not sure if this kind of dove belongs to the same family of turtle dove. I’ve noticed he flocked together with a large number of tree sparrows which are a regular visitors in the garden. Cat scraps on the ground are most welcome for them, our backyard seems to be a favorite destination of hungry sparrows although our garden is not that spacious enough but fruits trees can provide a place where they can refuge when alarmed at night. Natural sites and shaded positions is also important during nesting stage.

All about Turtle Dove

I’m a bird lover, I don’t mind the presence of birds, bees and butterflies around. They served as the best photography subject indoors. Macro shots shown here, the face is quite similar to the rock pigeon which is common in our area but has a pigeon-like appearance. I love the circular display flight, gliding on raised wings. I think, this dove is an adult dove as shown by its maturity and body appearance. Other rare pigeons were sighted in our area recently but I don’t know if there’s a census committee for rare pigeons.

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Turtle Dove Gallery

By on October 10, 2015

A small and slim dove with a fan-shaped spotted wings.They are very easy to spot as they come to visit regularly and spend much time on the ground. They mixed with other flocks of tree and house sparrows searching for food around preferably, chicken feeds and scraps.

Turtle Dove Gallery (8 Photos)

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Tree Sparrows-Morning Visitors in the Garden

By on October 1, 2015

Tree sparrows are my loyal visitors in the garden, they always make repeated visits even without feeders, I’m not ready install that for now,  I will just wait for them as they are always be welcomed around, our backyard is free anyway, that they come and go! What I want to create is a good artistic style for the close range, I cannot touch them so  do not expect perfection, just a natural looking tree sparrow to show you.

My morning shots for our friendly visitors in the backyard

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Clouds That Looks Like a Cat

By on July 8, 2015

 

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I looked up overhead with interest,the formation of clouds in the sky looks like a cat. A rare image that is hard to catch but easy to photograph. Watching with amazement,I took my camera and snapped it right away. It’s just a sort of a smile that only leaves a few seconds to take pictures. I don’t even know when to expect the animal formation of clouds again.

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Dog Fashion and Style Generation

By on December 9, 2014

Last Sunday, while I was walking around the corridors of  Tiendesitas Shopping Mall, this cute dog,  has stolen my attention. I was very happy to have another opportunity to photograph it, it was done with consent from the owner anyway. Just like humans, the charming dog looks like a star! It looks  fashionable with the vibrant and sparkling colors of her silky cotton-like coat, wearing shoes with matching blue glasses. The silky hair looks like it was also straightened. May I know who is the hairstylist? The color combination and pattern looks perfect too. I guess it’s tough to color this dog hair but the dog looks smart and well-behaved.

Wow! This is the best way to bring out the best looks in dogs. Definitely, She got the best impression and great mood for the day. I heard what people says around that it was very funny to see dog walking wearing shoes. I’m curious, I haven’t seen one yet perhaps, a bit adjustment to trim their toenails first. I missed to ask the dog’s name from the owner, hoping to catch them around at the same place soon.

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MY BEST FRIEND,MY LOYAL COMPANION

By on May 29, 2014

With just plain friendship,loyalty and love is more than enough. So much more to add all the good qualities as being over-protective to keep us safe always, affectionate and hard-working  is already a double sense of contentment and happiness for us. We got it and our pets have it.

I’m an animal lover. I love animals  particularly cats and dogs. In the house, we have 3 big dogs. These pet dogs are purely domesticated and treated as family members. Among the 3, one is a mixed breed .Lets call her ”Chestnut, a combination of Golden retriever and Askal.

Today, Chestnut is already matured, more than 3 years of age with fully developed strong muscles and weight. She’s talented  and obedient. She can also perform simple tricks, obey orders and follow commands like sit, stay and give me five. You know, just like humans,they need discipline.

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Chestnut, displaying her super overweight body.  It was a free feeding that we provides. You can clearly see rolls of excess skin and fats.There was no scheduled feeding until recently, I realized the disadvantages of free feeding. I just need to limit her food intakes.

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Chestnut when she was still 3 months old

The other 2 are Labradors; Cooper and Ashley, now 2 years old. Just like Chestnut, they are also well trained but naughty. Ashley unique color is dark chocolate brown however, Cooper in a shiny black.

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Cooper and Ashley. Rarely involved in fights during their younger stage. Photo taken when they were still 3 months old. 

These 2 are the best working dogs around the house. We are enjoying their company, I feel safe even if I’m out or alone, they are reliable dogs that can take care of the house and family.

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Cooper today. Very powerful appearance.  Definitely, a matured dog now.

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Ashley is now a mother with 3 beautiful puppies.

The other day, that was Tuesday, around 1 am of May 27. Ashley gave birth to 3 beautiful puppies. What an overwhelming excitement for the whole family. Let’s welcome the arrival of 3 beautiful puppies in this world. It’s the beginning of a new life….

To be continued next post. 

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