Wild Animal Couples
This album is inspired by a recent Photo of the day
It is a place for photos of Wild Animal Couples in their natural habitats.
All sorts of animals are welcome here from little critters to mammals, but they all have to be Wild and Free.
The photos need to be taken in nature and not in your backyards. No photos from zoos either, please.
It would be nice if you could include a little info about the breeding habits of the animals presented in your pictures.
How much do you know about animal courtship?
Check out this fun Quiz
We all enjoy hearing beautiful songs of birds while hiking or climbing. (Canyon Wren is my personal an all time favorite singer.)
Here is a short article about the Bird Courtship
Here you can read an Animal Planet's article on Reptile Reproduction
Tips for Responsible Wildlife Photography
1. Invest in a good telephoto lens and respect animals' personal space. Watch them from a distance.
Be especially sensitive to adults with young.
2. Move slowly and allow animals to always have you in view.
Do not try to surprise them.
3. Never chase or harass wildlife; Harassment of wildlife is unlawful.
4. Be observant and considerate. If the animals appear to be stressed out by your presence, walk away.
5. Do not feed wildlife or lure them with food!
6. Keep your pets on a leash.
7. Resting is critical for many animals; don’t encourage them to do something for your camera.
8. Don't try to approach wildlife in large groups. It may seem like an attack to them.
Thank you and Happy Trails!