Animals of the Month – September, 2014

Terrific shot of a Polar bear that came up to the bow of a ship off of Norway to investigate.

Arctic spitzbergen polar bears

New Zealand Kea, the world’s only alpine parrot – Arthur’s Pass, New Zealand

New Zealand Kea, the world's only alpine parrot - Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

Narwhals (Monodon monoceros) in sea ice, shot in the Arctic Bay of Baffin Island

Narwhals (Monodon monoceros) in sea ice, shot in the Arctic Bay of Baffin Island

Stag in the frost, photo by Nicolas Le Boulanger

Stag in the frost, photo by Nicolas Le Boulanger

A spiny-backed iguana floats by photographer Lorenzo Mittiga in the Bonaire Caves of the Dutch Caribbean.

A spiny-backed iguana floats by photographer Lorenzo Mittiga in the Bonaire Caves of the Dutch Caribbean.

Startled a reindeer by opening my window

Startled a reindeer by opening my window

Thought I should give this little guy some attention. It’s called a banded linsang (Prionodon linsang).

Thought I should give this little guy some attention. It's called a banded linsang (Prionodon linsang).

Newly hatched Philippine crocodiles

Newly hatched Philippine crocodiles

Emerald Tree Boa and White’s Tree Frog

Emerald Tree Boa and White's Tree Frog

Agam, a rescued Sumatran elephant; Aged 10 months

Agam, a rescued Sumatran elephant; Aged 10 months

Snow Monkeys enjoying a warm bath

Snow Monkeys enjoying a warm bath

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) doing the Macarena?

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) doing the Macarena?

Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

White tiger (panthera tigris). Photo by Jean-Claude Sch.

White tiger (panthera tigris). Photo by Jean-Claude Sch.

Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)

Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)

Red Squirrel with pronounced winter ear tufts.

Red Squirrel with pronounced winter ear tufts.

Goliath Bird-eating Spider

Goliath Bird-eating Spider

An osprey (Pandion haliaetus) brings lunch home to it’s nest near the 52-story Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

An osprey (Pandion haliaetus) brings lunch home to it's nest near the 52-story Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

Glasswinged butterfly

Glasswinged butterfly

He was facing the wrong way to enjoy the view. A cow in Oberndorf in Tirol, Austria.

He was facing the wrong way to enjoy the view. A cow in Oberndorf in Tirol, Austria.

Finnish Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) being majestic

Finnish Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) being majestic

A reef manta ray (manta alfredi) filter-feeding on plankton

A reef manta ray (manta alfredi) filter-feeding on plankton

Icelandic horse with magnificent hair

Icelandic horse with magnificent hair

Blue Parakeet

Blue Parakeet

Purple-rumped Sunbird, from Mumbai India

Purple-rumped Sunbird, from Mumbai India

Red Fox in my backyard

Red Fox in my backyard

I found a bat on my hike today

I found a bat on my hike today

Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) and gray wolf

Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) and gray wolf

American Alligator in my town

American Alligator in my town

Herd of American Bison, Yellowstone National Park

Herd of American Bison, Yellowstone National Park

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