They say it’s not that unusual but I’d say this is remarkable:
Donald, Jr., who was photographed triumphing over a dead elephant, has decried restrictions on silencers as a restraint on sportsmen.
Amy Davidson in The New Yorker.
The post a couple weeks back called Animals with Personality was kind of fun, so now, equal time: Who’s up for a world tour of birds? Click to view them larger, from the Birds Gallery at Earthphotos.com.
This guy lives in one of the floating villages around Tonle Sap, Cambodia.
If I remember this guy right, he’s from a falconry in Scotland.
Kingfisher in Amboseli Park, Kenya.
This ostrich just dropped by our chalet in Sossusvlei, Namibia.
Good-looking guy from Antigua, Guatemala.
It’s a long way down for this cockatoo in New South Wales, Australia.
Crowned cranes from the Tierpark Hellabrunn, Munich, Germany.
Pretty sure this guy is from the same Scottish falconry.
Swan also from the Tierpark Hellabrunn, Munich, Germany.
And, of course, the amazing levitating penguin from Simon’s Town, South Africa.
I’ve been reading lately about the prevalence of traits we think of as human traits in animals. The idea of animal “personality” is problematic by anthropomorphic definition. But still. Here are a few creatures we’ve met down through the years. For me, it’s hard to imagine them not having personalities.
Click them for bigger versions at EarthPhotos.com.