My Wild Morning

This morning I realized I need to be more prepared for the unexpected. Learn to know where to focus if I want to take full advantage of surprise photo opportunities.

But hey, what a cool experience when I turned the corner to see these little cuties looking right at me!

I snapped a few photos as he and his buddy scurried around the path for a bit, then ran off into the watery reeds. This one wasn’t quite sure what to think of me…

Once they were gone I turned to my right to continue on my walk and WOW! This beauty was looking right back at me!

Yip, messed up that photo opp. He came out blurry πŸ˜•
Ok, so I followed behind him on the path…

Around the corner…

…and DO YOU SEE IT?

Wait, does HE see it?!!

HA! Now he does! Guess he decided to change directions!

He zipped right past me, didn’t even stop to say good morning 😊

I snapped a quick farewell photo as he dashed into the bushes behind me…

It got a little exciting for a bit as I wasn’t quite sure what to do next. Javelina can be a bit feisty and I know I don’t want to reckon with them either. But I didn’t want to miss the show so I stepped back and snapped away…

A minute or two later, I saw another photographer nearby and made him aware. He joined me and was a bit braver. The small herd of javelina actually did some scuttling around, being a bit aggressive to one another. They eventually passed right by that gentleman without giving him a second thought! I was just a few feet off to the side and snapped a few more shots.

Such an opportunity to see the mama and babies close up! …all muddy paws, noses and all πŸ’™

These two appeared to be fighting when they came out, but maybe not…

And finally, they scurried into the bushes. I discovered the herd again in the open clearing. Calm and happily munching away…

PS: In the feature photo, he is actually yawning! He is not snarling at anyone 😊 However, you can see the teeth that no one wants to tangle with!

HAPPY WEEKEND!

40 Comments Add yours

  1. Theresa says:

    So very cool, Lisa! I am so happy you share your experiences with all of us😊

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    1. Thank you so much Theresa! It is a joy to share a few photos of my morning walks, especially when I find something exciting! πŸ€—

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  2. VJ Knutson says:

    Holy! Almost too close for comfort. Extra special captures.

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    1. Thank you VJ! Yes, that will go down as one of my favorite morning walks! 😊

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      1. VJ Knutson says:

        Welcome. Those morning outings are always fruitful

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  3. Alice says:

    Wow, Lisa, those pictures are so COOL! I think I would have been more than a little nervous around those javelinas!

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    1. Thank you! Yes I wasn’t quite sure because a couple of them kind of looking like they were going to fight or something, but I guess not! It was great to see 😊

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  4. Wow, up close, very cool

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    1. Thank you Alice! I would have been excited to just see one of those creatures on my visit!!

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  5. What an adventure Lisa and you did a great job capturing all the action! Thank you so much for sharing πŸ’›

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    1. Awwww, thank you! It’s always fun to share a few photos of my little adventures 😊

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  6. Wow, what a wild morning indeed, Lisa! Awesome sightings and shots! I’ve never heard of a javelina before.

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    1. Thank you Donna! Yes, javelina are like wild boar or pigs. I think they are more specific to the warmer desert type areas.

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  7. Anita says:

    What fantastic pictures and what an exciting adventure to get so close to these amazing animals!

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    1. Thank you Anita, it was quite exciting! I just love to see any animals out in nature. Even snakes and bugs as long as I don’t step on them!

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  8. Toonsarah says:

    Wow, some wonderful surprise animal encounters, beautifully captured! I love the cat – I assume some sort of wild cat? And I’ve never even heard of javelinas but they look like some sort of boar?

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    1. Thank you Sarah! The cat is a bobcat, and the javelinas are like a wild pig or boar. They survive well in the desert environment.

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  9. mitchteemley says:

    What an amazing outing!

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    1. It was! Thank you! 😊

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  10. Prior... says:

    Unique subject and great animal photography
    (And side note – I did find the link finally but for some reason when I click your logo and come to your blog it brings me to the home page and doesn’t always have the drop down menu – )

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    1. Thank you! I don’t quite understand the link. I tried it myself just now and it is taking me to the post. I’m sorry about that! Thanks for finding it and for the comment 😊

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      1. Prior... says:

        🀍🀍🀍😊

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  11. Irene says:

    Those are some amazing images. 😊

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    1. Thank you Irene! Problem is now when I go back I’ll be looking for all of them again! They will probably hide from me 😊

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      1. Irene says:

        😁

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  12. OMG, that is a wild and amazing adventure. You’re heart must be bounding up close to this beautiful creatures.

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    1. Thank you! Yes I was super excited that morning! I go there all the time, that was probably my most exciting visit 😊

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  13. Awesome set of photos Lisa!!

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  14. Naomi says:

    That was an amazing morning’s adventure! I’m glad that all of those animals allowed you to get close, so we could enjoy them too.

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    1. Thank you! ….yes it was! 😊

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  15. lolaWi says:

    oh wow! that was really wild. great captures, Lisa! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! It was so much fun! 😊

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  16. Wind Kisses says:

    this is fantastic!!! Truly a once in lifetime moment. I love baby javelin. LOL they are so ugly they are cute. The bobcat? You are braver than I am, and yet I have hoped when would wander into our yard one day. Well done. Great day!!! Donna

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    1. Thanks Donna! I have seen bobcats at that location before and they are used to people. But the javelina were kind of freaking me out! But I loved them! ..yes, adorable ugly little creatures ❀

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      1. Wind Kisses says:

        hahaha. Yes unpredictable little buggers.

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  17. blhphotoblog says:

    Er WOW! That’s amazing!

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    1. Thank you! I totally loved it!!😊

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  18. Wow, thanks for that, Lisa. The lynx’s ears are an amazing colour.

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    1. Thank you Tracy! And that is the reason I included that photo, I thought his ears were beautiful!! 😊 I love it when someone notices something special in a photo and understands why I included it!

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