A Cuban Brown Anole climbed to the top of my tripod to get closer to the Sun for what warmth it could get on a bleak day while I was waiting for the launch of the Es’hail-2 communications satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at Kennedy Space Center.
T-shirts for the bands Killing Joke from England and Orange County, California’s M.I.A. get an airing in this action shot taken at an unknown punk rock concert in Florida during the late 1980s, possibly early 1990s. From the B/W negative archive.
A male halictid bee with a striped abdomen seen at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. These solitary bees are also called green metallic bees or the more memorable sweat bee for their attraction to sweaty skin, presumably to gather salt from the perspiring human host.
An adult Black-crowned Night-Heron seen at left accompanied by a juvenile wing their way through the skies over Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge early one morning. From the OspreyWatch project.
STS-126 on a construction, resupply, and crew transfer mission to the International Space Station carried out by the Space Shuttle Endeavour launched from Kennedy Space Center at 7:55 p.m. on 14 November 2008 into a sky lit bright by the full Moon. This view is the full wide-angle image of the launch, which includes the Moon blown out at right by the long time exposure capturing the streak of the Space Shuttle’s flight as seen from a cow pasture at […]
The brown cryptic patterns on this Cuban Brown Anole provide almost perfect camouflage while resting on an oak tree trunk along a trail at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. This is a non-native lizard brought to Florida with rather devastating effects on the local unique lizard population.
The beautiful but deadly, at least for the scarab beetle, tiphiid wasp [According to IFAS, Myzinum maculate – “Myzinum contains 26 species in four genera that are found throughout Florida…” with 140 species in North America] are pollinators that feed on plant nectar. In this case, nectar from plants in the Audubon House pollinator garden at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. The male has a dangerous looking claw at the end of its abdomen, but this is more for show […]