My Favorite Photos of the Year

2013 will likely be the last year of my life in which I spend the majority of my time deep in a rainforest somewhere. While I do have a few field excursions planned this year (Peru, Borneo, and Philippines!) I’m determined to have a bit more of a real life here in the US. These last 2.5 years have been an amazing journey and I am thankful I was able to capture some of the diversity I came across through photos.

Here are some of my favorite images I’ve been fortunate¬†enough to take this year.

Leaf Cutter Ant Flower

Printed this one out to decorate my niece’s room. Hoping to have her pro-bug from the start.

 

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Following scarlet macaw researchers into the field allows you to get some wonderful macro shots of their feathers.

 

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This recently molted spider dangling from its molt will forever be one of the most graceful things I’ve seen.

 

 

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Individual caterpillars get lost in an aggregation. All spines as they pass the day on a tree trunk which they climb to feed at night.

 

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The parasitized caterpillar hangs, its parasitoid pupates.

 

Sea lions in Galapagos. Adorable marine mammals everywhere.

Sea lions in Galapagos. Adorable marine mammals everywhere.

 

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The scarlet macaw is stunning blue.

 

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This white Cyclosa spider blends almost perfectly into its white linear stabilimentum in its web. A perfect, gorgeous camouflage.

 

 

1 Comment to "My Favorite Photos of the Year"

  1. April 6, 2014 - 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Awesome pics! I especially love the ant carrying the petal (?) – love that you put it in your niece’s room. That’s the kinda subliminal messaging I can get behind.

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