Peak-a-Boo

Mikawoz Peak-A-Boo

Peak-a-Boo

Here is a little, brown, burrowing owl. It is just peaking out from the leaves as if to say “Peak-A-Boo.” It is spectacular in its own way.

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Statuesque

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Statuesque

This is a photograph of a beautiful, white heron in water showing off his profile.

According to All About Birds Organization, “Statuesque, stately, and elegantly plumaged, with long necks and long legs, herons rank among our most conspicuous and beautiful birds. They use their long, sharp bills to stab at fish, frogs, or large insects while gracefully wading through estuarine shallows, ponds, marshes, and ditches.”

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Coiled

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Coiled

I do not particularly like snakes but I do find them interesting and so that is why I took its photograph. This one is coiled up onto itself.

I do not know even what kind of snake it is. It was taken at the Phoenix Zoo in Arizona.

According to National Geographic, “There are more than 3,000 species of snakes on the planet and they’re found everywhere except in Antarctica, Iceland, Ireland, Greenland, and New Zealand. About 600 species are venomous, and only about 200—seven percent—are able to kill or significantly wound a human.”

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Porcupine Quills

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Porcupine Quills

This is a close-up of porcupine quills. I love to take close-ups especially of animals.

According to National Geographic, “Porcupines have soft hair, but on their back, sides, and tail it is usually mixed with sharp quills. … Porcupines cannot shoot them at predators as once thought, but the quills do detach easily when touched. Many animals come away from a porcupine encounter with quills protruding from their own snouts or bodies.”

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Beloved Tiger

Mikawoz Beloved Tiger

Beloved Tiger

I took this photograph of a tiger at a zoo. He is looking off into the distance.

I wrote this poem to go with the image. This is how I felt.

Beloved Tiger
by Mary Mikawoz (2020)

Off in a Distance
You Dream
Of Bygone Days
And Solitudes

Yet you Continue to Roam
In Your Mind
Of Distant Lands
Of Chasing Game
And Wildlife
Of Embracing Life

Your Path and Destiny has diverged
Once Upon a Time
To be Captive Here
For our Amusement
In this Human Zoo

Sorry for our Indulgences
Sorry for the captivity
One Day You Will be Free Again!

XXX

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Are You There?

Mikawoz Are You There

Are You There?

Are you there? I can sense you but are you really there? You have your back to me and I don’t see you.

These two ostriches are busy ignoring each other while eating. It is kind of like modern society where entire families or groups of people are ignoring each other at a meal while being on their cell phones. They are present but are they really “present?”

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Golden Eye

Mikawoz Golden Eye

Golden Eye

According to Wikipedia, “The golden eagle is one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. These birds are dark brown, with lighter golden-brown plumage on their napes.”

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New Build

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New Build

This is an actual sunset in Tempe, Arizona, USA. There is a modern-style bridge in front of a crane for a new build. It is at the Tempe Town Lake. You can actually see two men in the upper-right hand working up high in the sky.

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Wind Swept

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Wind Swept

This is a beautiful skyline with incredible clouds painted across the hemisphere. There is the desert foliage in the foreground and also a lone cactus with a white, light orb on it.

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We Are Family

Mikawoz We Are Family

We Are Family

Here are some wonderful cacti that have little baby cacti growing around and through the cactus.

Wikipedia indicates “Botanically, “spines” are distinguished from “thorns”: spines are modified leaves, and thorns are modified branches. Cacti produce spines…”

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