I shot this ocellated turkey while on my backback's inaugural trip. The turkey was poking around in the garbage dump at Chan Chich with its friends. I love that it's staring right at the Corn Flakes rooster. I didn't notice that until I had the photo developed. I just wanted a close up of this beautiful bird.
I'd better get to work on my Dissertation so that I can get those three little letters behind my name so that I will be officially qualified to get a tenure-track job to pay for future travels to places like Chan Chich!
Here's another from my
Animals in Trash series:
I think coatis look like lemurs.
From a distance in a dark jungle when you're tripping on anti-malarial pills they also look like miniature brontosaurs.**
By the way, the world's greatest lemur is discussed here.
If you really want to study captive lemurs, here's the place to be: The Lemur Center at Duke University.
**Did you know:
As late as 1989, the U.S. Post Office issued four dinosaur stamps, Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus, Pteradon (sic!) and Brontosaurus, for which it was accused, amongst other things, of "fostering scientific illiteracy." The Post Office defended itself (in Postal Bulletin 21744) thus:
- Although now recognized by the scientific community as Apatosaurus, the name "Brontosaurus" was used for the stamp because it is more familiar to the general population.