Looking at Puerto Vallarta Jalisco maybe five miles south.

On this blogger site one can click on all pictures except for the header above two times each time making them larger which is a feature I like because it gives you the ability to really look very close at all kinds of things not readily seen.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Few Local Critters

I actually thought there would be more opportunities for some types of pictures here. I know there it's just that they've not come my way. It is the dry season and it is dry. I have seen one species of toucan's once. Fleeting glimpses of a gecko. These sound like a bird at night. The ones I've been around made no noise. Butterfly's and dragonfly's have not even given me a chance to turn the camera on.

Fleeting glimpses of small lizards. Did see that huge garrobo and the little one here at the place. The only reason I got these two pictures is that this bird allows you to get fairly close like 20'. Other than that my camera has a tough time. This is the same bird in both pictures. In most light conditions it is very intense blue.

The local type of land snail.

This is a termite nest and there are a few around. They are built in trees but not far from the ground. The termites are small maybe a 1/4" long or so.

One of the resident kitty's hopefully laying in wait.

Some pretty intense color here and he was easy to see. Not quite a 1/2" long.

There are leaf cutter ants not far away. Something new to me and I find it interesting to see little pieces of green moving along the ground from say 10-15' away.

You need to stop and begin observing the ground. Eventually you will see one and then you bedin to see more and more.

I've taken a number of pictures over two days. This is the best of the bunch. It was the very first one. The rest are throw aways.  


  1. Very colorful bug... I think most of the bugs in Ks are brown and black, at least that's all I've seen...but I don't get close enough.

  2. It can be hard much of the time. I do have a pretty good picture of a dead dragonfly though and a dead big black tarantula type spider. Not worth much.

  3. While pursuing these pictures was getting bit by tiny gnat like thingies. Wore pants the first time in. There are trails being made here. Luckily the bites only resulted in a few tiny red spots. Taking a hike tomorrow from here down into a fairly major drainage and with pants.

  4. Wow even the bugs are colorful! Very cool and yes, amazing what you start to see looking down isn't it.

    1. No matter where you are at you have to stop and sit maybe and observe and listen. You know that too.

  5. The beautiful bird is a blue-crowned mot-mot. We saw one of those when we were in Costa Rica too. Gorgeous!

  6. Seems like in the tropics everything is full of color!


  7. The bird is beautiful. I have seen the termite nest they are amazing. The colorful insect is a pretty find. Great shots! I did enjoy your bird photos enlarged.


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