Tuesday, July 13, 2010

This is where the wild things are.

I illustrated the painted moose art for the Minnesota SCBWI's Summer field trip to the Zoo. To see the flyer visit http://www.minnesotascbwi.org/ I like to think that after the beaver finishes painting the patient moose, the moose decides to kick the beaver sharply in the be-hind. The paint and the beaver fly into the shallow water. Unfortunately the poor beaver is forced to swim away through a swirl of paint clutching the paintbrush tightly between his two front teeth. The End. In honor of Zoo Day (which I missed, darn it all) I decided to create a HUGE post of animal photos. Have fun at my Zoo!













Corn chips.






This fawn was photographed in Hatfield, WI.






A Howler monkey at Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica.




Standing tough.








Baby






My pet bat...not.




Owl butterfly.






I'm talk'in turkey at Fort Snelling.






Akua




White faced monkey.





Monster Hummer.






It's a Kinkajou raiding the hummingbird feeder. At Monteverde.




This behind belongs to a Coati.





We like to think that we saved this frog from the volcanically heated pool. He didn't say thank you.








This sloth dared to cross a busy highway. Luckily a local gentleman stopped his vehicle and escorted him safely across. Near Fortuna, Costa Rica.




A Red-lored Parrot perhaps?





This is the extremely rare White-throated Magpie-Jay. Ha!







This is a beloved house cat. Hana! To see more beloved house cats visit http://www.gattinamycats.blogspot.com/





15 comments:

We love Luna said...

Bonjour!
It's a magnificent set of beautiful critters!
Thanks for sharing!
purrs
Luna

Gattina said...

The photos are all beautiful ! what a selection of (to me) strange critters. Of course not the cats, lol !

DJan said...

What great animal pictures! I had no idea that there was anything other than hummingbirds that could suck out the sugar water. Incredible pictures.

Oh, and BTW, I realized as I was admiring the things you sent me along with my sand dollar is a picture YOU took of a hummingbird. It is so beautiful, and I thank you again. Hugs, too!

Nina Crittenden said...

I love the monkey lounging on the branch, and the hummingbird at rest, and the coati rear end! You are so good with a camera!

Boom Nisanart said...

Beautiful set of animals' photo. of course,my favorite has to be " Cat's one " : )

The Chair Speaks said...

Love your painting and photos of your 'zoo'. Beautiful! :)

The Retired One said...

I loved several of those photos..!! That butterfly was incredible and so was the hummingbird!

Au and Target said...

Lovely pictures. Adore those kitties but that moth is also stunning

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a great collection of animals! Hana is cute!

AL said...

Outstanding series of photos of cute creatures Sharon! I like the kitty photo, they looked soooo sweet!

Boo-Bah said...

Gorgeoous pictures. I loved the ones of the kitty best. Such big eyes!

Anonymous said...

All Calico's are feisty....

Robynn's Ravings said...

Beautiful pics and what a FUN job! All art, all the time. Cute illustration!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wow
We love all of these and we cannot pick a favorite. We just love them all.
It was nice of you to save the froggy
love
tweedles

SquirrelQueen said...

The painting is so cute but the moose probably would like to give the beaver a swift kick.

I really enjoyed your zoo. Is that really a hummingbird? It is huge.