Friday, March 29, 2013

Saturday's PhotoHunting: Something Green

Last year while visiting IguazĂș National Park in Argentina, I saw lots of green.  The main attraction for me in planning for this trip was seeing IguazĂș Falls , but I also found myself enjoying the park itself.    


Throughout the park, there is a wide variety of fauna and animals in this jungle environment. I saw several species of birds, butterflies, fish and reptiles.  I even saw a coati which was really cool (video to come). 


 
I almost missed this curious resident because of his coloring. I'm a big baby when it comes to lizards or anykind of reptile so initially this was as close as I was willing to get.  But being a big fan of fellow PhotoHunter YTSL's hiking photos featured in her blog, Webs of Significance . . .
 

I manage to summon up enough courage (and my zoom lens) to get a close-up shot of my curious friend. I swear, it was almost as if he was posing. He stood still for the longest time while a group of us snapped away! :)

 
Throughout the park there are numerous signs providing information and directions to visitors.  Here's one warning visitors to walk only on the path. I found it amusing. 
 
 
Now, I've seen snakes on my local hikes at home, but none which raised its head like the one pictured here.  Yikes!
 
To see more PhotoHunters, you can visit Gattina's Kehole Pictures website HERE!  
 

9 comments:

  1. Oh wow, thanks for the shout out Trekcapri -- really appreciate it (and I'm glad to find that you like my hiking photos)!

    Re the lizard: cool shots! And yeah, I love how some critters freeze and look like they're posing for photos. :)

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  2. Hi YTSL, I'm an admirer of your photos and especially the details of your observations. So when I saw this little guy, I literally thought of your wonderful photos and your great close-ups, I decided I just had to go in for a close-up on this guy too. And yes, I think it is a crack up that they "freeze". I thought all of our snapping and movements would spook him, but nope he just kept on posing! :)

    Thanks so much for your comments and example. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Wow ! what a wonderful excursion ! I have never seen a coati !

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  4. Hi Gattina,thank so much for your comments and coming along on my hikes. :) I shall try to upload my photo of the coati. I thought I would be seeing loads of them but I only managed to see just a couple in the time I was there.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. So beautiful, have a Happy Easter Kathy!

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  6. How long did it take you to go round the park? I would have to spend a day with so much to see!

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  7. Hi girls, Thanks so much for your comments....

    Sandra, Happy Easter to you too! Must be exiting to be in Rome with the new pope.

    ECL, I spent 3 days there and took my time tackling the upper and lower trails. I think you can do it in a day but one would have to rush. I think 3 days is ideal. If I had one more day, I would've crossed over to the island to view the falls from another angles. It's a wonderful place to visit. :)

    Thanks Sandra & ECL, have a wonderful Sunday.

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  8. I love these photos. The lizard does look like he's posing! I'm not that scared of snakes but I don't like being surprised by running into them. Glad you didn't run into any while there.

    Another great photohunt theme that I missed - I've just been too busy to blog lately. Will be so glad when work calms down and I can get back in the groove. Hope you had a nice Easter!

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  9. Hi Annie, this was a fun theme. It is pretty funny how they do freeze. Snakes scare me but they do move slower than lizards. :)

    Sorry that you've been busy. I hope things can calm down for you soon. I've missed your photohunt. I had a wonderful Easter, thank you. Hope you had a great Easter. I haven't been keeping up with NCAA games. Hope your tarheels made it through.

    Have a great weekend.

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It's me Trekcapri (aka Kathy). Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment.