Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
|Okay, enough of this nonsense. I was determined to get a good Morpho picture.|
|This one has a damaged wing, showing the drab underside and the blue inside.|
|Morphos will sit still for ten minutes at a stretch and open their
wings for a split second. I put my camera on continuous fire mode and
shot over a hundred pictures.
|Encountering a baby fer-de-lance on the trail is good for an adrenaline
When I warned students on the trail about it, they said "Cool!" and ran off to see it. Not quite the response I had hoped for.
|After tiptoeing carefully around this one, I found out later it was dead. Close examination of the original high resolution pictures showed a wound, apparently caused by a predator.|
|The macaws at the river nesting site.|
|A basilisk, sometimes called a "Jesus Christ lizard" because they can actually run across the surface of the water. I saw one do it, but just try to get a picture!|
|Kelly Hirsch discovers birdwatching in comfort.|
|Below: And once again the macaws put on a show.|
|Greg Sheier brought MRE meals, which he shared. In my case the novelty wore off somewhere in Kuwait in 1991.|
Created 18 January 2008, Last Update 11 June 2020