Saturday, June 8, 2013

Mother's Day Mini-Vacation, No. 25 - Critters at home at Smith Rock State Park


Lizard on a rock along the path we walked so that I could get a look at part of the park.

Three ducks. I believe that they are mallards.

How about that reflection? I took these from way, way off and much higher up than the surface of the river, with my zoom lens.

I am glad that I managed to get these photos. Maybe some other time I'll be brave enough to walk down into the canyon and luck out with ducks landing on the river again.

Seconds later, they're almost all settled into the water.

I cropped this one so that you can see their green heads which are what leads me to believe that these are mallard.


Randy said...

Good thing there were no crash landings.

Kris said...

the birds are like racing :O
Nice capture!

Jim Klenke said...

I thought lizards were only in the south. Guess I was wrong. Looks like he posed for you.

Ken Mac said...

Lizard made me laugh. Nicely done

Linda said...

Cool lizard! And it's neat to see the ducks landing.

WendyB said...

I love photos of critters.

Ken Mac said...

That first one spooked me