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Orchids, lookalike's and false orchids. Oh my!

Orchids, lookalike's and false orchids. Oh my!

Orchid varieties have always interested and totally confused me. They seem to be endless.

Juvenile Antics of a Green-crowned Brilliant

Juvenile Antics of a Green-crowned Brilliant

A playful Green-crowned Brilliant juvenile stakes his claim on our feeders

 


Painting of the White-throated Mountaingem

Painting of the White-throated Mountaingem

The White-throated Mountaingem by Chuck Fritsch is reproduced as a painting by Susel Castillo of Costa Rica. 

 


Green Hermit Hummingbird Acrobatics

Green Hermit Hummingbird Acrobatics

Green Hermit hummingbirds have an elongated body and long beak which makes them uniquely able to be flexible in their approach to flowers and flight in general. 

 


Tracking the Desert Adapted Elephant

Tracking the Desert Adapted Elephant

In Namibia, the Savannah Elephant has adapted to the harsh conditions of the desert. We found a herd in the still cool morning hours.