Sometimes the sunset just isn’t as nice as you’d like… I wanted to wait and see how well the colors developed, but it was getting dark quickly, and I wasn’t sure how strict they are about hiking after sunset down in Summersville, WV. So I…

I forget the name of this village where this was taken… sorry! I am pretty sure that this is from our excursion to go visit the sea cucumber ranch. As was my habit while in Mada, I woke up early to go see the sunrise,…

I spotted these egrets on this fence both times I went to the spiny forest to check out the baobabs. I had wanted to get closer, but I also like this shot with a bit of action going on with these guys chasing each other.…

Sometimes I feel bad not being more specific on the species of critters I am sharing – remember that shrimp goby post from the other day? But sometimes it is really difficult. Case in point, this looks like a fairly distinct nudibranch, but once you…

One of the benthic animals that we identified for our surveys were zooanthids. We didn’t get to the level of species identification, and flipping through my reef creature ID book quickly, there is little info in there about them. This is a less common species…

These trees are just so cool… The locals will carve into them to be able to drink the water that they store… and then eventually those carved openings become large enough that you can also use them for shelter… But there is just something to…

I was hoping to find some cool and crazy looking insects while in Madagascar (ok – we did get to see some stick insects, but I didn’t have the good camera with me that day), but while praying mantis are always fun to find and…