If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected.Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe
I first encountered Chief Seattle on our visit to the city named after him. The name is of course an Anglicisation of his tribal name, Sealth or Si’ahl. He is known for a speech he is popularly supposed to have made emphasising the importance of the environment and man’s connection to it. So he may or may not have said the above lines, but they are nevertheless an appropriate way to introduce yet another gallery of my favourite animal photos!
Taking a peek
Looking back I see that I have already in the past, several times, shared photos of animals’ eyes. There was Denzil’s recent Nature photo challenge and last year a Lens Artists challenge set by Tina. I hate to duplicate but I believe I’ve managed to dig out some new, and some not-yet-shared, images for Terri’s Sunday Stills theme this week, Peek. I do know, however, that a few duplicates from other past posts have found their way in, as they were too appropriate not to include. Perhaps I just have to hope that some of you, at least, won’t have peeked at them previously!
My feature photo is of a cat peeking out of a cellar in the Latgale district of Riga in Latvia.
Dog at a craft stall in La Candelaria, Bogota
[actually there are two dogs but only one is peeking out!]
Red-billed Leiothrix at Jersey Zoo
[this bird is also known, appropriately, as a Pekin Robin]
Baby swallows peeking out of their nest in Stokesay Castle, Shropshire, England
Alligator at the Cano Negra reserve, Costa Rica
Tarantula in its burrow at night, Monteverde, Costa Rica
Sloth in a tree near Arenal, Costa Rica
[I know this one is a duplicate but I thought it would be fun to revisit him after seeing a sloth more recently in Colombia]
Langur monkey in a tree in our hotel grounds in Kumily, Kerala
Patas monkey behind a termite nest at Fathala in Senegal
Lion cub with mum in Chobe National Park, Botswana
[another known duplicate but I find him too cute not to include once more!]
Seal cub with his mother on North Seymour Island in the Galápagos
[sorry, another duplicate I couldn’t resist including!]
New-born Nasca Booby chick, Genovesa Island, Galápagos
[a still from a video so not great quality I’m afraid]
Young fawn in Paradise, Mount Rainier, WA
Chipmunk snacking on leaves near Yakima in Washington State