The harbor seals have been whelping the last two weeks at Point Lobos. The pups are absolutely adorable, and the mom/pup interactions that we have seen both on the beach and in the water have been incredible. Hope that you enjoy this as much as we did!!
Tags: Phoca vitulina Point Lobos 4/24/13 Harbor seal
Also known as Yucatan Black Howlers or Guatemalan Black Howlers or in Belize, also referred to as baboons.
This is the first time we have put together a slideshow combining Tom's recording with my images. The photos were taken of some monkeys having a fairly relaxed nap at Lamanai. The sound is from monkeys in a completely different morning mood at La Milpa.
Tags: Alouatta pigra Lamanai Mayan Ruins La Milpa Mayan Ruins 12/5/12 Black Howler Monkeys
Our very observant leaders noticed these army ants on the road, so we parked the bus away from the ants and walked over for a closer but careful look. This is a movie from my phone.
We could observe several species of antbirds and ant tanagers in the undergrowth by the side of the road that were clearly ready to take advantage of the army ant column moving through, but too dark for photos. Great to get to see this ecosystem in play without having to suffer any consequences. The resident from La Milpa told us that when the army ants come through the residence area, the humans have to move out until the ants have moved through.