Tabby cat peering from between wooden board and a drain
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Gallery: peeking at animals, peeking at me

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

Playing peek-a-boo

Sneak peek

No peeking!

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.

Small dog peering from beneath a table cover

Dog at a craft stall in La Candelaria, Bogota

[actually there are two dogs but only one is peeking out!]

Small bird with yellow and orange breast among leaves

Red-billed Leiothrix at Jersey Zoo

[this bird is also known, appropriately, as a Pekin Robin]

Baby birds with open mouths in a rough nest on a wall

Baby swallows peeking out of their nest in Stokesay Castle, Shropshire, England

Alligator just emerging from water

Alligator at the Cano Negra reserve, Costa Rica

Legs and part of the body of a large spider

Tarantula in its burrow at night, Monteverde, Costa Rica

Sloth half hidden among leaves and branches

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]

Monkey peering out from leaves

Langur monkey in a tree in our hotel grounds in Kumily, Kerala

Monkey peering from behind a mud termite nest

Patas monkey behind a termite nest at Fathala in Senegal

Small lion cub tucked between adult's legs

Lion cub with mum in Chobe National Park, Botswana

[another known duplicate but I find him too cute not to include once more!]

Small young seal on a beach by an adult's body

Seal cub with his mother on North Seymour Island in the Galápagos

[sorry, another duplicate I couldn’t resist including!]

Small bare bird between an adult white bird's feet

New-born Nasca Booby chick, Genovesa Island, Galápagos

[a still from a video so not great quality I’m afraid]

Small deer among green bushes

Young fawn in Paradise, Mount Rainier, WA

Small stripy rodent in a bush

Chipmunk snacking on leaves near Yakima in Washington State


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