This was my lucky day, seeing a King Vulture perched on a branch. This is something that seldom happens. They usually like to soar high above the sky. This King Vulture was seen with 2 other King Vultures late in the afternoon. At first they had their wings spread open and after a while they were preening themselves too. Beautiful large birds.
Close encounter with a Deer
Some encounters are quite friendly and fun. This was one example. I was at the River Cabin area looking for some birds to photograph. When I turned around I looked straight at this Red-brocket Deer. At first I hadn't seen her but she was in the gutter and walked her way up. We were both a bit surprised to figure out we were not alone at that time. The stare down lasted a couple of minutes. Enough time for me take a nice photo.
When I spotted this Eared Dove walking on the ground, I noticed a second one too. At one point they passed right in front of me and when I looked back at this photo it looked like I was seeing a mirror image but it were just two Eared Doves passing by.
Common Monkey Lizard
When I saw this Common Monkey Lizard (Polychrus marmoratus), the color on his skin was first brown. This made sure that he could blend in with the stick he was sitting on. I tried to photograph him without disturbing him but somehow he noticed my presence. The color on his skin started to change slowly from brown into green. The change started from his head and slowly moved to his tail. After the color change he left the branch.
This Golden Tegu was seen enjoying the afternoon sun. It was having such a great time that my presence wasn't even noticed by this Tegu. I tried to get as leveled as possible just to get a nice profile picture.