“”SQUIRREL?!”” - Jan 2018
Captured this Eastern Grey Squirrel in its ‘natural’ habitat away from invasively digging holes in the siding of houses or tearing shingles off the roofs haha
Interestingly, the Eastern Grey Squirrel, while cute and fluffy with its seemingly perfectly groomed tail is seen as an invasive species in most countries around the world including Europe, and even Eastern Canada. In European countries such as Britain and Italy, Greys have interfered immensely with Native Red Squirrel population with aggressive territorial behaviour and disease.
One of the benefits of the internet, is allowing us to share imagery of species here to a population of people all the way across the globe, who very well may have never seen a Squirrel. Many species when we grow up seem so common place, that we never put any thought into them being “cool” or “interesting” since we see so many of them and their often overlooked. Though when you take a much closer look at these ‘ordinary’ creatures both through a lens and through ecological scientific studies, you’ll find a much more fascinating critter than just a pest digging holes in your yard.
Shot on Canon 80d with sigma 150-600 at f8, 1/400
Frogfish with freckles on Frogfish Friday? It's almost too good to be true - this cute frogfish is indeed a Freckled Frogfish (no joke!) and as much as it tried to hide, Daniel Geary will almost always spot a frogfish no matter how hidden it is.
Frogfish season starting soon! Don't miss it! #frogfishfriday