dabblingduck
me and young cormorant ed

dabblingduck

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    Colin Grubel is a freelance science and nature educator, and is completing his Doctorate at CUNY, studying the diet of double-crested cormorants.

    His photography largely focuses on nature. In his spare time he has found New York City to be rich in wildlife from the common but seldom seen kestrels nesting on apartment houses to the swallowtail butterflies brightening up local gardens. In addition, his research takes him to many of the city's wonderful waterways as well as many of the forgotten islands they hold. A former zookeeper, his experiences with wildlife both in captivity and through his current fieldwork have helped him develop the sense of wonder that drives his art. He hopes that his pictures will pass along that sense of wonder and remind people of the beauty of the natural world.
    • Double-crested Cormorant with breeding crests

    • Geese at the Temple of Artemis - Selcuk, Turkey

    • Nubian goat kid. Queens Zoo, NY.

    • White-headed capuchin monkey, Cebus capunicus, Honduras (that's fruit pulp on her face)

    • White-headed capuchin monkey, Cebus capunicus, with her baby, Honduras

    • White-headed capuchin monkey, Cebus capunicus, with her baby, Honduras

    • Troll

    • Eastern amberwing, Perithemis tenera. Central Park, NYC

    • clearwing moth

    • clearwing moth

    • clearwing moth

    • Northern Bobwhite, Colinus virginianus, Queens Zoo.

    • Northern Bobwhite, Colinus virginianus, Queens Zoo.

    • Northern Bobwhite, Colinus virginianus, Queens Zoo.

    • Resting lion. A male African Lion, Panthera leo, rests in the early morning hours before going out into the yard for the day: Zoo Atlanta.

    • Resting lion. A male African Lion, Panthera leo, rests in the early morning hours before going out into the yard for the day: Zoo Atlanta.

    • Golden Weaver bird (not sure which species), Central Park Zoo, NY, NY.

    • A spectacled bear, Tremarctos ornatus, lying on her back, Ross Park Zoo, Binghamton, NY. 2001?

    • Male African lion, Panthera leo. Ross Park Zoo, Binghamton, NY. 2000.

    • A female African Brush Elephant, Loxodonta africana, drinks from a fire-hose at bath time: Zoo Atlanta

    • A spectacled bear, Tremarctos ornatus, lying on her back, Ross Park Zoo, Binghamton, NY. 2001?

    • mushroom (no idea what type): Arkport, NY. 2005 I know this is no plant, but the Plants gallery is the best home for it at the moment.

    • Swan Geese, Anser cygnoides: Central Park Zoo, NY, NY.

    • Mute swans, Cygnus olor, in winter. Ross Park Zoo, Binghamton, NY 2000

    • A female African Brush Elephant (different from last), Loxodonta africana, playing in the water: Zoo Atlanta

    • dabbling Swan Geese, Anser cygnoides: Central Park Zoo, NY, NY.

    • rescued tiger cubs, Panthera tigris, feeling playful: Tiger Haven, TN. Tiger Haven is a wonderful nonprofit sanctuary and rescue center for large cats in need of homes - former pets, rescues from the drug trade, etc. The backgrounds of many of their residents are horrible but TH gives them a good home. Please consider supporting them: http://www.tigerhaven.org/

    • Jewelweed: Arkport, NY. 2005 Incidentally jewelweed, which often grown near poison ivy, is also a known remedy for the effects of poison ivy. Luckily, I've never had to try it.

    • Resting rhino. A male Black Rhino,Diceros bicornis, rests in the morning sun: Zoo Atlanta.

    • meerkat, Suricata suricatta - Ross Park Zoo, Binghamton, NY. As with the coati, these pictures were a lesson to me that glare need not be the enemy.