Great news: Let’s Be Wild selected one of the images of the turtles as this week’s first place winner! I’m stoked! Go see the winning images HERE. Now that “New Beginnings” is officially finished, a fun theme follows; I certainly cross paths with plenty of photo-ops that illustrate SCARY! Although few things scare me, I suspect that a few of these images will be creepy to some of you!
When one spends a large segment of the time in the outdoors, there are many photo ops. Hank, Marie and I gave this rattlesnake (below) wide berth as it crossed the road from one rice field to the other. (Costa Rica)
The angry tides spit this docile sea snake onto the beach. Although it’s not an aggressive snake, its venom is quite dangerous! (Above) I prefer to stalk the no-poisonous snakes like the one below that was foraging in the hibiscus hedge!
The fish flopped off and fell between the big rocks and joined a catfish that had fallen there. Not wanting to risk getting hurt by the rocks, I left the fish there. The next day I climbed back down the rocks to take more photos if possible. ’Something’ had moved the fish to another spot. All that was left of the catfish was its head, but the mystery fish was untouched! To my surprise, the fish was still alive! Several days later, my premonitions proved correct, and the unstable pile of rocks came tumbling down.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a bit of my world; when I am not painting, I enjoy being totally immersed in nature, scary creatures and all! See more posts for the Wild Weekly Photo Challenge “Scary” HERE.